The paintings and drawings by Wouter van de Koot (1978) are filled with people who seem to perform ritual acts. Sometimes they seem ordinary but they clearly also contain a dark, more mysterious side. The images evoked by Wouter van de Koot are rooted in personal experiences, fears and dreams; through re-enactments he connects these with themes and characters from art history.
In the exhibition at Vriend van Bavink gallery, van de Koot presents a series of new watercolour drawings, in which he expresses the strength and vulnerability of the human body. In these drawings, he examines the tension that arises through the use of negative space, in which the invisible is just as important as the drawn image.
Previously, Wouter van de Koot presented work at Vriend van Bavink gallery in a group exhibition, Beauty of an Ugly Truth. Since 2001, he has been living and working in Antwerp, where he follows a Masters in Painting at the Royal Academy of Arts. Before that, he studied fine arts at the HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht.