Museum Castagnino+macro, Rosario, Argentina, 2012
BLACK LIGHT INSIDE A NUDE
Oil on canvas
This series of seven small paintings all have the same title. With the works I wanted to turn the light and the subject inside out. The light is not only reflecting the nude, but the nude also reflects the light. The light is just as much presented in the energy of the moment as the nude is. What fascinated me during my experiments with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) at the University of Texas at Austin, was the fact that even in the smallest and darkest detail within an object, reflection of light was possible. This idea became a great source of inspiration that changed my concept of painting. It was a start not to look into a painting as a spectator, but to see the painting from within.
RED LIGHT INSIDE A NUDE
(Image: Red light inside a nude looking at the moon)
Oil on canvas
These small paintings all form a series of work with a slightly different title. The images are a development that originates and juxtaposes from (classical) paintings such as Bonnard’s Nude In Lamplight, COBRA art and the traditional way of painting in a glazing technique.
Different than the series of paintings with the title Black Light Inside A Nude (2012), a more complex layer was added. The three dimensional concept of the room or space that marks the moment was gradually vanishing. Light as an energy in itself became the context in which an object was reflected.