Expression 1 - 2017 Art Print by Ton van Velsen

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Printmaking: Vector, Watercolor, Ballpoint Pen, Digital, Pencil on Paper.

Every day I start something new.

My works are inspired by nature, from earthly to cosmic. I make abstractions that move, grow and arise, but also depict decay in all their seeming arbitrariness and capriciousness. I sketch an upward movement of becoming and growth up to a turning point to erosion and decay. Eventually everything dissolves, but in each other, the cohesion is not lost and the processes continue. I place myself on that tipping point and from that position I make my calligraphic expressions. My works are mixtures of something and nothing.
Partly I am a tracker who draws material from an archive of images and data that I made earlier. Then again, as a wanderer, I make new images depending on what comes to me, fascinates or moves me. When I start working on something new, chaos arises in my head, from where I go looking for direction or on a track. Then I work further and grow something. My memory is linked to the terrabytes of data on my computers. I use these images as a painter mixes the paint on his palette. Or I take my digital pen, brush or pencil at the same time - that moves with me on my feelings. Intuition, emotion and feeling send me in a certain direction and I let myself be driven by that flow. From one comes the other during what I experience as an exciting journey of discovery. My work builds up in layers. Sometimes I go to the bleak side of erosion and decay, but more often it goes the other way to emergence and growth. In addition, there are questionable works at that tipping point in between.
There are days that I have results within a few hours, but it can also take days, weeks to finish, print and sign. It happens that I pick up work from years ago and apply it in a different setting or as part of a new creation. I am crazy about color, especially the pure pigment, but that plays a subordinate role in my work. Because it distracts from the imagination in my art. The essence of this is movement, direction, a trace, chaos and randomness. That you see movement but do not understand where it comes from or where it goes. That you have no idea what you look at or what you see, I like that.



Expression 1 - 2017

Ton van Velsen



Size: 23.4 W x 16.5 H x 0 in

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