The world is filled with many opposing views, differences that converge through people, ideas and imagery. I think this complex space can be explored in the language of painting. A painting, though, doesn’t need to be something we agree upon. Therefore, a whole new visual space can emerge.
I want to challenge myself to allow for visual differences to come together on the canvas, creating a space that is open, non-coercive, inviting to discoveries and welcoming to incomplete illustration and disruptive figurations.
Creating these visual surfaces goes against a rational form of ordered logic. It breaks shared perceived meanings and embraces a form of ‘illogical painterly logic.’
I apply different tactics to free the image from information, to circumvent my own conditioning, open up to chance and coincidence and dissect painting in order to provide building blocks for new work.
In the cycle that I apply, my work becomes a new entity of unfolding, taking up space, making it permanent, merging, breaking with information, breaking down things that are too good to be true, so that the work is ready for a new cycle. I search for the possibilities that painting has to offer without the need to find answers.www.ronaldboom.nl