A print after one of his Icepaintings
For the last 3 years, den Houter is working on ice-paintings. These 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. The paintings 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. With a series of small paintings together a bigger painting is created where each individual painting influences the other ones.
The paintings are confronting the audience with something elusive. Like a sunset in the sky, always changing
beautiful but impossible to catch. It’s distorting and comforting at the same time. Almost unsellable, but it is as a very exclusive experience; an artwork only two be witnessed by the buyer. Shared or consumed
A painting that directly transforms into a memory.