The last 3 years den Houter has been working on ice-paintings. During corona times he further developed these paintings. The paintings exist of frozen paint, when shown they slowly melt, ending in a pool of paint on the floor leaving a trace on the wall. They transform during their existence in shape and color. They drip and thus make a sound. The composition of the painting is made using different techniques. Different colors on top of each other, transparency of layers and the viscosity of the paint all add to the final image and transformation of the melting painting. A series of small paintings together create one big painting where each individual painting influences the other ones.
The paintings are confronting the audience with something elusive. As a sunset in the sky, always changing, beautiful but impossible to catch. It’s distorting and comforting at the same time.
An art piece you experience as very exclusive because of its short-lived existence ever-changing in shape and color until it finds its final form as it was always meant to be.
A painting that directly transforms into a memory.