Wouter Eelkman Rooda

Untitled #15
2020
Acrylic on tape on cotton
90 x 90 cm
Untitled #19
2020
Acrylic on tape on canvas
30 x 40 cm
Fade #3
2020
Acrylic on tape on board
100 x 130 cm
Untitled #3
2020
Acrylic on tape on canvas
30 x 40 cm

In 2020 I chose to embrace Kinesio tape as a basis to work with. Kinesio is a flexible tape used for sports injuries, yet I choose to apply the strips straight and not (yet) use its kinetic effect. I see the limitation of this material as a way to show how endless my possibilities are. Due to the stretchiness of the material, the matte paint I apply to the tape can be slightly cracked. In this way I can vary endlessly with lines, rhythms and colour combinations. Although abstract, my work is sometimes also scenic.

I work from a limitation that broadens my mind. Where a lot of similar abstract art often strives for perfection and excludes coincidence, I let the tape run its course to get a raw, porous and painterly effect. This is reinforced by found objects that I use to create patterns after painting the strips. Coincidence and control alternate.

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Untitled #15
2020
Acrylic on tape on cotton
90 x 90 cm
Untitled #19
2020
Acrylic on tape on canvas
30 x 40 cm
Fade #3
2020
Acrylic on tape on board
100 x 130 cm
Untitled #3
2020
Acrylic on tape on canvas
30 x 40 cm