Engraved Groom Painting by Dries Ketels

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Engraved Groom

Dries Ketels



Size: 29.9 W x 22 H x 0.1 D in

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These paintings are painted with a method developed and solely used by the artist himself. Essential in experiencing this body of work is the process, watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/171909514 The colors of texture have this feeling! It's the thing I feel that determines it's form and at the end perhaps the form that determines my feelings. It's about discovering the color of movement and the movement of color. In the words of the artist: "These are dancing paintings instead of dancing painters" In some works an iridescent color is used for parts of the painting which result in a different glow and feeling depending on the changes in the angle of view or the angle of illumination. This results in a painting that continuously changes and communicates with the viewer depending on the movement of the viewer. Enjoy, Now, what to read next?: - an article about his works in Beautiful Decay: http://beautifuldecay.com/2015/06/24/lightning-strikes-artist-uses-electricity-create-captivating-portraits/ - an article about his works in the creators project (vice): https://creators.vice.com/nl/article/dries-ketels-schildert-met-bliksem?utm_source=tcpfbned

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Painting:Watercolor on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:29.9 W x 22 H x 0.1 D in

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When I create a series of artworks I ask myself often the following question: “What would the art world, two centuries ago, have thought about this particular series?” Whenever the answer to that question is “They would surely love it.” I know I’m doing something wrong, that it's not progressive enough and not 22nd century oriented. It is my method to get rid of the ballast. In order to get forward we need to get rid of the ballast that holds us back, things that were very useful in the past but that are now out-dated, not ‘beautiful’ anymore, … is ballast that we need to let go. It’s the good old destruction-construction model, destroying parts of the past in order to build the future out of these ‘old’ building blocks. One of the most important attitudes that helped me in developing 'Abstract Realism' and becoming what I am is the simple act of going left when everybody else is going right. It’s the only way to discover the new and push the boundaries forward. Just like life, this creative process is a balancing act, what do we keep of our past and what do we let go. Watercolor is the medium of the future for painting! I strongly believe this. It’s simply the medium that can blend in most easily with all other fields of humanity (science, economy, etc.). Oh yes, before I forget. I should also implement some of the traditional stuff in a statement with terms like: self-motivation, autodidact, ambition, etc. and perhaps a philosophy difficult enough so you don't have the guts to say I'm wrong and strange enough so you can see that I'm an artist. All of that just to show you that I'm serious with my art. Well, let me put it like this: I'm very serious! The best of luck for all of you,

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