The exhibition FROSTY RAINBOWS AND OTHER DARK FANTASIES features paintings by Rob Bouwman, paintings and sculptures by Jan Maarten Voskuil and videos by Inge Reisberman.
Bouwman (Woerden 1981) makes colourful abstract paintings on smooth wooden panels. The applied paint is spread rhythmically over the surface with the fingers or with “rachels” specially made by him. Patterns emerge, rich in details and color shades.
In the spatial paintings of Jan Maarten Voskuil (Arnhem 1964) the traditional composition is absent. But unlike Bouwman’s detailed image, Voskuil opts for an even, monochrome surface. Tension is created by deforming that surface. He achieves this distortion by making the stretcher three-dimensional and then stretching the canvas over it. There are gradations in light and dark. The light is concretely present in the work.
With a view to Bouwman’s colourful work, Voskuil will be showing showing, among other things, a series of works sprayed with chrome paint that he has not shown before, which distort the environment and therefore Bouwman’s work like an absorbing mirror.
The videos by Inge Reisberman (Almelo, 1959) are about the perception of time and space. In long shots she uses substances such as flour, salt and water. She likes to work in ‘slow cinema’ technique, taking the time to connect the fabrics with the storyline of her work. In this exhibition she shows salt, a substance that she has often used in her videos. Salt is not only visually fascinating, but also has a range of meanings and context. The image of floating salt crystals could easily be associated with the initial situation of the earth, one large (salt) water surface.