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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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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?

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/