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Strak dressed in leather

Strak (cropped) © Johannes BlonK 2016

Strak (detail top) © J. BlonK 2016This 3D "painting" or wall-assembly if you prefer is called "Strak". It is quite particular as the entire background is covered with purple tainted leather. In fact I used the inner side of the skin which is better known as suede.

The leather I used creates a very warm ambience to the painting and touching it is a real pleasure. Each time you glide you finger over the surface the hairs bend over in another direction changing the aspect of the background.

The creation of this artwork started off with the leather background which traced the framework of the painting. For the first time I used the computer to design the other elements in white, grey and black and all made of wood.

My favorite color is purple but so far I did not apply this color very often in my paintings and sculptures. The next and very special artwork that I will present you here will show you that a change is coming.

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See you soon!

Know all about Stelt Orange

 

Before starting to talk about Stelt Orange I would suggest to take you back in time to the year 2014 first.

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Dreams

Dreams © Johannes BlonK 09 2016

36,5 x 141,5 x 5,5 cm, technique mixte, peintures acryliques sur bois, 1200 €

 

And here is another new painting that will make you have some sweet dreams. At least that's what I hope!

After having created the "painting" in wood I found myself with a real brain teaser in picking the colors to apply. The solution I came op with was to simplify the painting by leaving an important number of items as well as the background white.

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United Colors of BlonK

United Colors of BlonK

 

Just for the fun I created this mosaic on the ground. It is made out of differents elements of new artworks I'm working on at the moment. I also decied to use this painting session to create a of set of samples of differents paints. It will be a great help to choose the right colors for future artworks. Just imagine that we could not distinguish any colors, that we could just see in black and white. Wouldn't that be sad?

First strokes for new artworks

Latest news from my workshop:

Johannes BlonK first strokes of paint on new artworks (July 2016)

Here are the first strokes of primer on the parts of future artworks.

For the moment is doesn't like anything but next October/November things will be much clearer and colorfull.

In the mean time I wish you a nice vacation.

Leaving Town

Don't you feel the need from time to time to breathe some fresh air at the countryside?

If so this painting might be something for you: 

Leaving Town © Johannes BlonK 02 2016

 

Leaving Town

Is the title of one of my latest 3D paintings. It's very pure and simple. To my opinion there is nothing more to add. This painting is one of a series in the landscape format with a line as the main theme.

 

 

La linea osvaldo cavandoli

 

 

A person who visited my booth at the art fair in Lyon, France told me that it made him think about the cartoons "La Linea" by Osvaldo Canvandoli. Why not! I did not foresee this but the link is very interesting.

 

 

For me it represents the city at the left of the painting and the road that will take us away from this human anthill. What I like about abstract art is that is offers free interpretation and as a bonus it is often timeless. 

You can find more of my artworks in the menu at the right sorted by year.

Exhibition in the heart of Europe

Logo nl euThe Netherlands is holding the presidency of the EU during the first half of 2016.

In relation to this the European Parliamentary Association will organise a "dutch week" for which they invited me to show my artworks. Not without proud I accepted this invitation. Not just because I have the dutch nationality but more because the association has chosen an artist in the field of abstract geometric art like another dutchman Theo van Doesburg who left an important trace of this discipline with Salle Aubette in the city of Strasbourg.

Facade APE and European flag

The exhibition will take place from Monday the 11th up to and including Friday 15th April 2016 from 9:00 to 17:30. During the dutch week there will also be special events such as conferences and a concert during the evening. Please check the site of the APE for this: http://www.ape-europa.eu/

Hip To Be Square

Just before installing my booth at the international fair for contemporary art in Metz (North-East of France) I decided to use the neutral background to present a brand new artwork.

Johannes BlonK & Hip To Be Square 2016

This three dimensional painting is quite big (35 x 140 cm) and the first out of a series of paintings in the landscape format which you aren't used to see from me.

As it contains three squares I decided to go for "Hip To Be Square" as a title. I don't know if you heard it before but Huey Lewis and the News released a popsong with the same title in 1986 (you can find the clip below).

The song deals with tendancies, with what is 'in' or 'out'. Things that were oldfashioned have become popular again. It can even concern human behaviour (hippies that became yuppies many years later is a very good example).

Let's conclude this article by saying that squares are really in fashion this week! You need to have some in your home.

Johannes BlonK logo burned in

I hope that a "real BlonK" is easy to recognize by itself, by its originality. In case of doubt simply have a look at the back or under the artwork where you can find my signature, the title, the date, a creation number and my logo branded in the artwork.

Johannes BlonK artwork with branded logo