An inflatable mattress, a rubber boat, building materials – things we’re used to seeing in a construction or camping setting – are re-examined by Tim for their hidden painterly qualities; their gloss or matte surfaces, abstract adornments or translucency for example become highlighted in wall objects, which at first glance could pass for abstract modernist paintings. Tim lets the viewer rediscover the material through the shape of the object. Every work is a small discovery, but should not be seen as a separate incident. Rather, Tim aims to direct the whole chain of material, idea, the shape of the object, the installation of objects and the presence of the viewer in the space.
Part of graduation show at HKU Utrecht