The New York based artist is first of all concerned with figurative painting, which he tends to slightly abstract. His pictures are engaged in non-places, vegetable landscapes with bookshelves and window ledges, offering an insight in a parallel reality. Deserted spaces reflect an inner perception and remind the beholder of the still-life’s by the well-known Dutch classics e.g. Willem van Aelst.
The regular order of the objects seems to be maintained by the image. Cans, candleholder and empty vases fill up the interior. But at a second glance straight and twisty lines disturb the familiar impression.
Formally the geometrical aspects of the composition subsist side by side to the organic elements. The traces of individual interpretation become visible on the plane canvas and on the wooden panel. By this means the obscure inner impressions melt into the existing phenomena.
Guest artist: Maya Hayuk
The versatile artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where she develops her powerful works. As a guest of Paul Wackers she shows some colorful paintings, which have been produced recently. Driven by energetic moves, the brushstrokes emerge a geometrical structure out of different layers on the surface. The changing directions evoke the impression of repeated patterns, but in comparison to each other, while having a closer view, every piece appears unique.