Parallel Runnings [It’s the space in between], 2018
The work of Roos van Dijk originates from her affinity with modern architecture and how she experiences specific aspects of the buildings that she encounters. She uses modern architecture as a point of departure with arranged patterns of contours and solids of immense size that attracting her. Her personal experience of the scene is a switching back and forth between the considered functional reality of the building and an abstract geometrical composition of lines and figures. Van Dijk executes her work in a appropriately precise, diligent way, inclined to a formal styles creating ‘hard edge’ paintings and plaster reliefs in sharp dancing patterns of light, shadow and color, bringing a linear purity into the rush of modern life.