Vision

The artwork is an attempt to shape time into a physical form.

*I build a space – an underlay or grisaille – on which I type dates: day after day, year after year, ever going on in time.

*The oil glacis painted shapes are inert, solidified. They are remainders of memories, hazily and sfumato styled – lines and contours fade away, shadows blend with light.
The artwork emphasizes a duality: the scientific approach based on dates and the “essence” of time in an indistinct form.
A contrast which assembles temporality and infinity into one single image.

Opposite to that fragmentation, a new equilibrium exists: recollections and memories of people try to reach a oneness, with themselves and their assigned timeline.
The shapes represent time dealing with transience.

The artwork aims for a state of quietness.

Technic

A combination of the oil glacis technique and marouflages on wood by the principle of the Flemish Primitives.
The initial layers are marouflages (*1) of washed linen, cloth or paper on a wooden panel.
The next layer comprises a grisaille painting using tempera, resin or (semi) lucent materials such as fabric, hair and wax.
Then, one or more marouflages of oil-containing resin linen paper or fresco paper are added. Hereupon, the faces are painted by using the oil glacis technique (*2).
The final layer is made up of tar resin, eventually supplemented with a (coloured) varnish wax.

(*1) A marouflage is obtained by gluing flexible material to solid material (e.g. paper on a wooden panel, glued with self-made acid-free rabbit skin glue).

(*2) The oil glacis technique is painting by adding glazes (thin layers of transparent colour oil paint) upon an underpainting (grisaille painting) to obtain a desired depth of field, perspective and colour balance. This technique was first used by Jan Van Eyck.

Upcoming

2019

– Galerie Van Campen Rochtus: Art Nocturne – visit

– KotK Kunst om te Koesteren: Rotary Beveren: 14/09 tem 22/09 – visit

– Galerie Van Campen: BAD beurs Gent: 10/10 tem 13/10 – visit

– Buren bij Kunstenaars: Beverlaai 25 Kortrijk: 18, 19 en 20 october

– ANTICA Namur: 9/11 tot 17/11 – visit

 

2020

– Galerie Van Campen: Eurantica Brussel: February 2020

– Galerie Van Campen: sept/okt 2020: personal exhibition with bookpresentation in Antwerp and Knokke

Contact

n.c.
beverlaai 25
8500 kortrijk
056 194514
0496 26 76 44
info@g14.be

Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus
Leopold de Waelplaats 24a – 2000 Antwerpen
+32 3 294 06 62

Zeedijk 697a – 8300 Knokke
+32 475 34 82 38

hello@galerievcr.be

Bibliographie

Nadine Callebaut
Sint Lucas Gent

2000 to today: various galleries and art fairs in Europe
As of 2015, exclusively in Antwerp and Knokke at the Van Campen & Rochtus Gallery