Jacco Tulp (1965) is a psychiatrist who divides his free time between his two greatest passions: viewing art and listening to jazz and free, improvised music. So there is a good chance that you bump into Jacco or have already walked into him in a gallery or concert hall. Recently, he has become a fanatic Instagrammer. His art appetite has certainly not diminished since.
My collection comprises works of art that, despite their diversity, share an underlying creative process of constructive and destructive forces. Although their surfaces may not show any traces of this, the works are the result of these forces. In all works in this collection, there is a balance between elements of fragmentation, build-up and destruction as well as traces of vandalism. As a result, a comparison can be made with archaeology in which underlying artefacts cannot be opened up without affecting the surface.
After all, only from the decay and from the resulting ruins, can the Phoenix rise again. These are mostly images that defy an unambiguous definition of painting or sculpture. The boundaries of the material are explored and tested. Meanings are either uncovered or concealed. Tags or messages are left on rough materials or urban surfaces.
It is mainly the younger generation of 'post-graffiti' artists who are working on this, but parallels can certainly be drawn with the first 'signatures' in prehistoric caves, the 'carved' walls of Antoni Tàpies or the Dutch artist Rik van Bentum, the peeled posters by Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé or the paintings and the so-called fire sculptures by Yves Klein and Otto Piene. If you are interested in this movement, I advise you to follow the post_vandalism account on Instagram.