Creation

Classification.
I consider my work as abstract, three dimensional, technical, sometimes mathematical and place it in the category of geometric abstraction.

Conception.
When I create assemblies to be hung on the wall I try to add as much as depth in it as possible, to play with shades and add a light reflection game through a hidden coloured surface. A good example is my 3D assembly titled "Secret Yellow" from September 2013:
Secret Yellow, Johannes BlonK, 09 2013 

 

 

 

 

 

In horizontal assemblies I try to realize a maximum of interesting perspectives.
A game of shades can also play an important role like in this artwork tittled
"Green Towers (in a deep blue sea)" :

Green Towers de côté, Johannes BlonK, 2013

 


 

 

 

 

 

I like to alternate in creation, "loaded" art pieces which are often complicated technically by more minimalistic, pure and simpel pieces. Creating artwork with a minimum of forms and colours is often the most difficult to realize. Here are two examples from my collection:

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"3 Mâts", 09 2013.

"Triple Black", 07 2013.

Where does my inspiration come from?
In my case it comes for about 80% from spontanious creation and for 20% from dreams during the night. The night visions are written down in a small notebook for later use. Most of the time I play around with different shapes of differents dimensions that I place on a surface. I continue "composing" until I find the right composition.

Sometime I create such weird and complex combinations that I need to take a picture of it in order to make it reproducible. Alternately I may like to create something pure and simpel. In that case I think ahead about the colours I will use later to turn the object into an interesting piece of art.

Technique. 

My work is quite technical and demands precision and organization if I don't want to make mistakes or lose parts. During the process of creation I engrave the work with a "creation number" and each part will be marked. When the work is assembled I make a picture of it. I use this picture in a computer program that helps me chose the colours.

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Creation in the making in the workshop.

Art piece assembled, ready for painting.

The art work virtually painted to try out the best colours.

In the workshop I disassemble the work and apply 2 layers of primer. When all the parts are dry I go into the house to apply 2 or 3 final layers of acrylic paint. I do the painting by hand (brush or roller). I don't use a pistol.

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The artwork has been painted in reality.
Title: "Croix et 2 Bannières", 09 2013. 

The final touch in the paintshop.