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DE SCHOONHEID 2017
VAN HET ONSCHONE
When I sold this painting to one of my dearest friends, and I wanted to write down the story behind it, it occured to me that that the title of this painting contains FML ('Fuck my life) and LY ('Love you'). This is also exactly what this work describes. (My original abbreviation came from "family tree").
A few months ago, out of a lot of emotion, I started messing around on this canvas. All the colors that I normally want to come out as powerful as possible were mixed into a brown stain. I didn't agree with it at all so I scraped it off again as much as possible and this created an embossed stripe on a reddish background in the middle of the canvas. I thought it was 'a brake track'. I didn't want to look at it anymore and hid the work behind my curtains. A few weeks later I felt stronger. I even felt the power to pull out this skid mark and give it loads of love. The skid mark turned into a mini tree before my eyes. A tree that can still grow. Inspired by the picture of Jimmy Nelson from 'Homage to Humanity', I started to expand the small tree. This resulted in a layered, large tree. Beautiful, powerful and strong. But alone. In trans I started painting the children of the tree. People.
ROS MARIN’S BABY2018
‘DE SCHOONHEID VAN HET ONSCHONE’ 2018
Bij ‘onvolmaaktheid’ komt kunst kijken. In mijn ogen.
Rauwe, pure kunst die niet aangeleerd is maar puur op gevoel en kracht. Vanuit iets dat van binnenuitkomt.
Een niet-geprogameerde weergave van wat je kunst zou kunnen noemen. Het is niet van ter voren bedacht. Het is er zoals het is. Deze situaties inspireren mij omdat ze op zichzelf een verhaal vertellen. Een ‘stilleven’ wordt geleeft.
Ik ben bang dat bepaalde vormen van intimiteit uit zullen sterven door uitvindingen zoals social media, en daarbij een heel spectrum aan gevoelens en gedachten. Het gewoon zitten met elkaar in stilte bijvoorbeeld. Vanuit het niets gebeuren vaak de mooiste dingen.
MEET MY INNER GRANNY
A story about the old school badasses.2016
When I look at my grandparents, I see the two most awesome people.
They have seen so much, they have done so much, they have experienced so much. They grew up in a time when nothing was axiomatic.
There clothes are ‘timeless’. Whenever I think I’m so innovative with my new sneakers, my granddad has a pair in higher quality laying in the attic.
So, why don’t we just go back to that generation. They may have bought ‘less’ clothing at once, but their wardrobe lasts forever
A project by Jolien Willenborg. She ‘reconstructed’ old clothing she had and found. In current live people tend to throw away so much stuff because “it’s out of style”. So to give these pieces a new life, she created this collection.
I did the photography, filming and editing of this project.