Ausstellung ohne Titel TZT038
Paul Snell was born in Australia in 1968 and has been working as an artist and art educator for the past 20 years.His work is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally.
These digital photographic works demonstrate the expansion of the creative potentialof digital image making. The works speak of photography's transition from object to pure information. Through the re-structuring, removing and refining of data I have sought to throw off the shackles of conventional representation. The work is purely formal and self-referential in its intentions; colour is the fundamental ingredient and its vibrancy is maximised by form.
The reductive nature of these pieces examines and brings into question the image as self-referential object. The work seeks a dialogue in the sense of perceiving and using visual levels of perception to create a physical, mental and sensorial experience.
The absence of signs or objects invites the viewer to drift among primal and tonal aesthetic matter. The aim has been to immerse the viewer in colour, rhythm and space, creating a sensory experience of inner contemplation and transcendence. The pause, the gap and the omission are increasingly significant in our saturated image driven society. By rhythmically repeating, pairing, overlapping, reversing and sequencing and through the investigations of specific colour relationships. The primary intention of this body of non-objective work is to create a visual experience, utilizing the basic elements of line, colour, surface and light.
Chromophilia # 201701
Chromogenic Print Face-mounted 4.5 mm Plexiglas
75 x 275cm
Objecten / Objects
Bruijninckx & Breebaart
"Publiek Figuur #6", MDF
80 x 60 x 209 cm
Visual artist Paul Bruijninckx and furniture maker Nol Breebaart met during the organization of an art project for children in The Hague. For Breebaart, it is important that artworks are well made; for him a sculpture is only art if he can see that it contains blood, sweat and tears. At the art academy, Bruijninckx not only learned the technique of etching, but also learned that an idea can also be a work of art. By working together, these two worlds now come together, with Bruijninckx expressing itself as the artist and Breebaart as the craftsman. It is nothing new that an artist hires a professional to express his creativity in a technique that he does not master, but often there is talk of a client on the one hand and a performer on the other. Bruijninckx and Breebaart are sitting together at their work table in The Hague.
Bruijninckx starts with a sketch on paper. A sketch is of course two-dimensional, so the moment Bruijninckx has to explain how he sees that sketch in spatial form, the dialogue arises. Breebaart can then adjust the line or propose new materials. Sometimes the craftsman does not immediately know how to implement the artist's idea, but that forces him to look for new technical solutions. And those solutions lead to new ideas at Bruijninckx, which they can only realize together. In their earliest sculptures of MDF, recognizable representations can still be seen, but their artworks have gradually become more abstract. Breebaart and Bruijninckx have increasingly focused on the main shape, which is often symmetrical and geometric. Due to the changing light, shadows appear on the division of the surface, which always emphasize different nuances in the forms. These forms seek out the tension between straight and crooked; where that which is bent tightly, and that which is bent straightens again. Organic growth processes are an important source of inspiration.
Bruijninckx: "I think it is also because of our cooperation that I draw more and more forms that come together and separate again." Because of their white color, the abstract artworks also exude a calm, sacred atmosphere. Subtle differences in the thickness and diameter of the material, as well as the shapes that are just not quite right, invite the viewer to take a closer look at it quietly and carefully - an antidote to our flashy visual culture.
"Publiek Figuur #5", MDF
50 x 80 x 210 cm