School Uniform series | blue 2012 egg-tempera on linen 85 x 60 cm
teuten 2012 egg-tempera on linen 85 x 60 cm
uithangen 2012 egg-tempera on linen 140 x200 cm
lummelen 2012 egg-tempera on linen 155 x 155 cm sold
grkk the major rotterdam art calendar 8 march 2013
meisje met emmer 2012 egg-tempra on linen 125 x 110 cm sold
stappen 2013 egg-tempera on linen 60 x 85 cm
vertoeven 2012 egg-tempera on linen 140 x 200 cm sold
keuvelen 2012 egg-tempera on linen 140 x 200 cm
helado 2011 acrylic on linen 140 x 200 cm sold
hurkend 2012 egg-tempra on linen 100 x 60 cm
vlagdrager 2012 egg-tempra on linen 140 x 140 cm
de snoepkar 2012 egg-tempra on linen 140 x 80 cm
lei 2013 egg-tempra on linen 125 x 80 cm sold
untitled 2013 egg-tempera on linen 20 x 45 cm
naar school I 2010 acrylic on linen 24 x 30 cm sold
naar school II 2010 acrylic on linen 25 x 35 cm sold
School Uniform series / Hernieuwen
The paintings are inspired by my travels through South America and Asia. In this School Uniform series I show my observations from mainly South America. Where legs and feet attracted my attention. I observed girls in their everyday school environment. Girls in uniform waiting, lingering, lazing, standing in the schoolyard or on the streets waiting for a (school)bus. Universal postures and poses of girls in the same clothes, though very subtly and culturally specific, something of the personality still remains visible. Also my attention is drawn to the girl and the identification by an attribute. Especially in the paintings inspired by my travels through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
These are my first paintings in the egg-tempera technique, a type of paint made by mixing pigments with egg yolk. In 2012 I started working on the project HERNIEUWEN. The project included a research into the use of egg-tempera and the function it could have in effectively bringing across the expressiveness of my paintings.
My painting technique is constantly developing. I strive for a loose, apparently effortless style of painting, without hesitation in the brushstroke. This requires extreme concentration, as it has to succeed in one go. In 2012 I learned the principles of egg-tempera, the paint’s opaque character. But I wanted to examine the effect of transparency more closely (which I had developed in my acrylic paintings) with the use of egg-tempera. I am using egg-tempera in a way that is almost transparent and the brushstrokes are visible. The outcome of the project was presented and discussed by experts in my studio at Duende Studios in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.