Back to Nature with Piet Mondrian No.1

Duration 1’00”

 

In this series the artist uses Piet Mondriaan’s ‘Composition C no. III’ (1935) as a starting point. Mondriaan’s coloured areas are replicated in a silicone mould, which the artist fills with coloured water. The mould is then frozen. In his research the artist uses ice water to make paintings, the different versions of which you can see below.

Piet Mondriaan evolved from impressionism via symbolism to pure abstraction. With his compositions of primary colours he wanted his work to rise above natural beauty and create ‘absolute beauty’. Every sign of naturalism, every movement and depth gradually disappeared from his oeuvre.

The title of this series refers to a counter movement. Mondriaan’s purified work regains its natural character and form by using coloured ice plates: the ice melts and coloured water spontaneously finds its own way on the canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Nature with Piet Mondrian 1.6
Duration 7’00”

 

 

 

acrylic paint on canvas 50x50cm 2019

Back to Nature with Piet Mondrian 1.5
Duration 6’24”

 

 

 

acrylic paint on canvas 50x50cm 2019

Back to Nature with Piet Mondrian 1.4
Duration 6’30”

 

 

 

acrylic paint on canvas 50x50cm 2019

Back to Nature with Piet Mondrian 1.3
Duration 3’53”

 

 

 

acrylic paint on canvas 50x50cm 2018

 

 

Back to Nature with Piet Mondrian 1.2
Duration 3’13”

 

 

 

acrylic paint on canvas 50x50cm 2018

Back to Nature with Piet Mondrian 1.1
Duration 9’31”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acrylic paint on canvas 50x50cm 2018