Beyond Landscape IV (detail), 2021, 66 x 51 cm, graphite on oak panel, private collection the Netherlands

Photo P. Cox

The installation Beyond Landscape (2021) was made specifically for EENWERK and is all about concentration and connection. The gallery space functions as a lens that zooms deeply into the matter of landscape, deconstructed to its most elementary.

'The surfaces and shapes do not set us at a distance but invite us to come closer. Our eyes follow the contours of the incisions and undulations as if they were footpaths. The longer you stand before them, the more you lose yourself in the depth of the image. These are landscapes without recognisable elements, but nevertheless comprise a whole world. Where are we?'

Click here to read the complete essay accompanying the exhibition.

Beyond landscape S1, 2020, 30 x 23 cm each, gold leaf, distemper, sand and graphite on linden panels, private collection the Netherlands

Come Closer (2020) was a site specific installation made for the art project MIRRORS of TIME organized by Forumtri and curated by Annemarie van Laethem, Eric Croux and Mat Verberkt in castle d'Aspremont-Lynden. It follows the central panel of Jan van Eyck's Mystic Lamb triptych in dimensions and structure. By using a technique that predates Van Eyck's work (a burnished Medieval water gilding) the original work becomes, in a metaphorical way, encircled in time. X-ray image ©KIK-IRPA Brussels

Come Closer and the other works shown in this project interact with the historic walls of the castle. Together they resemble the subtle surfaces of Medieval polychromed sculptures and altarpieces.

Colour composition, 2019, 93 x 72 cm, gold leaf and pigments in egg tempera and graphite on oak panels, private collection the Netherlands

Historic materials carry stories within. Compiled into objects they become relics that honor what once was, while connecting past and present.

Timelines, 2018, 62 x 62 cm, 17th century pine and gold leaf on oak wood, private collection the Netherlands