(Nike & Adidas)
work of art mirrors the history of art as well as the time it is made in. Therefore I have to the best of my ability sought after
inspiration from that history as well as my surroundings.
idea to work with Nike and Adidas haunted me for almost a year before I gave in
and decided to do some experiments.
bothered me at first that the forms represented fashion products and found it
too much “pop”. But after a few
experiments I saw the aesthetic possibilities of the forms and did some
paintings for two group exhibitions.
painting I exhibited in ASI museum last year was done in the spirit of the
paintings “Cathedra” (that was
recently sabotaged in Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam) and “Midnight
Blue” by the American artist Barnett
painting is untitled (Nike & Adidas) and it was the first time I had the two
forms work together in one painting.
I intended to use the same sort of colours Newman
used in the paintings, but I changed them when I saw that they did not fit with
Nike and Adidas. I kept the dark
blue that covers the two canvases and added florescent colours to it.
paintings I exhibit in email@example.com are offspring’s of that painting
though the experiments are different and are visually more connected to
minimalism of the 60´s than to the paintings of Newman.
Each piece consists of two paintings. One with a Nike form and the other with three vertical stripes that are the trademark of Adidas. Each frame is constructed to serve the shapes of the forms and florescent colours mixed with more traditional colours create a play between the forms in each piece as well as between all the works in the exhibition.