Saturday, 7 October 2017

Jean-marie Bytebier / Antonello da Messina



Antonello da Messina
Pieta
1475
oil on panel
115 x 86 cm
Museo Correr, Venice, Italy



Love at first sight.
Jean-marie Bytebier, 2017



Jean-marie Bytebier (BE)
Conspicuous through absence
2016
acrylic on wood
40 x 30 cm
private collection




Saturday, 23 September 2017

Klaus Dauven / Ellsworth Kelly




Ellsworth Kelly
Briar
1961
57,1 x  72,4 cm (22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in) 
ink on paper
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford US




When I first saw Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings, I was very surprised. I only knew his big colourful paintings and they weren’t that interesting for me as a draughtsman. But the simplicity, elegance and clearness of these black and white drawings filled me immediately with enthusiasm. Many years later, when I first used plants as a motif on a dam in Japan or on my cleaning cloth drawings, I remembered this fascination with pleasure.
Klaus Dauven, 2017




Klaus Dauven (DE)
Ohne Titel
2011
35 x 37 cm
dirt on cleaning cloth



Klaus Dauven (DE)
Hanazakari
Matsudagawa dam, Ashikaga Japan
2008



Klaus Dauven (DE)
Hanazakari
Matsudagawa dam, Ashikaga Japan
2008