My drawings have three interconnected elements: an idea, a system and information.
The process often starts with an idea or concept; usually something that stands out or gets my attention as part of the complexity of social interaction. This can be centered around the emotions of the individual experience inside such a system or the system itself.
The next step is designing a system with rules and restrictions relating to it. After completing the design for this system, the information, often random numbers generated for this specific system, gets transformed into actions by this system.
The execution of the repetitive actions is a struggle of man versus system. The result is a minimalistic abstract visual layer that, combined with a carefully chosen title, links and combines the system with the idea.
Wouter Willebrands graduated in 2013 in fine arts at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. His work at the graduation show was nominated for the department prize. After graduation his work has been exhibited in Milan, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Oslo, The Hague among other places. Last year he received the ‘Stipend for Emerging Artists’ from the Mondriaan Fund. Before studying art, he studied physics in Edinburgh and Utrecht. His artistic approach still visibly embraces this background.wouterwillebrands.com