Nothingness is unimaginable.
I mainly paint non-existent objects and sculptures in obscure spaces. The subjects are made from fleeting brushstrokes. The illusion of spaciousness is often enhanced by the suggestion of shadow, ground and walls surrounding the subjects.
My works offer space for the viewer to fill in what is depicted. I hope it appeals to the story that resides inside the viewer.
Humans are absent in my work, but the subjects often have human proportions, which allows the viewer to project themselves into the work all the better.
My fascination stems from the natural obsession with – or rather the fear of – death. Great nothingness. There is nothing before birth and nothing after death. In between, we try to fill the void because nothingness is unimaginable.
During This Art Fair, I will make a duo presentation together with Eva Spierenburg. Although we have been a couple since art school, we don’t often exhibit together. Lately ,our practices have been growing towards each other. We both explore the boundaries of painting by questioning the illusion of the flat surface, escaping the frame and walking the line between painting and sculpture.kevinnieuwenhuijs.nl/