Galerie Fontana is pleased to present the works of Joan van Barneveld
Slow Fade is the artist’s inaugural exhibition with the gallery. The recent works represent nearly a decade long investigation into what it might mean to disappear from a painting.
By turning to screen-printing onto canvas, van Barneveld invites photography into the core of his working method. In this way, he minimizes and reframes his role in the painting process. The subject of non-places and non-subjects cultivates a dynamic sensibility in which there remains no solution, no logical narrative to be found.
This results in artworks that carry with them atmospheric quality informed and reinforced by his music. The represented screenprints contrast the heaviness of musical rhythms slowly dragging themselves into a slow fade. This is his way of keeping the work unsolidified and alive.