Exhibition view Melting Targets No.1 and No.2 with canvases and flat screens.
‘Melting Targets’ is both a three-dimensional work and a painting. A rustproof metal mould with targets made of ice is put on a canvas in version No.1 and No.2. The ice melts and the coloured water drips on the canvas, evaporates and leaves a colour pattern behind. Depending on the colours in the targets, the amount of paint in the ice, the temperature of the canvas and/or the room a different work of art is created.
The content here is ‘man and their targets and aspirations’: whether one achieves one’s goals or not, one always leaves traces behind. More directly there is a link with climate strategies and targets: attempts are made worldwide, but the ice on the poles and glaciers disappears at an alarming speed. From an art-historical point of view this work refers to the Target Paintings by Jasper Johns.
In the Transformation theme the artist wants to study different ways of creating works of art that, in the broadest sense, change their form, colour or medium.
Melting Targets No.2
Melting proces Melting Targets No.2
Melting Targets No.1
Melting proces Melting Targets No.1.
A canvas is put on a wooden board. The idea was to recycle and re-use the board, and then mount the canvas on a frame. As the paint ran from underneath the canvas onto the board, the canvas could not be removed.