PHOENIX GALLERY 2010 ASSOCIATE ARTISTS: PETERANTHONIE VAN DE KREEKE & JOHN HAMPSHIRE
PETERANTHONIE VAN DE KREEKE
After workshops in New York and Paris I'm convinced, without further explanation or evidence, that my paintings will reveal the secret of my thinking. Subsequently I can make this internal self "something of me" understandable for me and hopefully also for others.
Summarized, my paintings are an image of the movement of a multi cultural society. Possibly this could lead to a kind of collective formula, which is going to overrule symbolic systems and apart from religious; political and / or social environment, these paintings could then really made communication possible.
I am working with tornado imagery as references. The drawings are labyrinths, interwoven lines that vary in lengths and densities to imply =variations in lights and darks. I am interested in producing works that have a lot of transient subtleties. The labyrinthine process of construction is also a self refining one, starting vary vague and abstract with the image slowly materializing as the drawing process continues.