Primitieven is an installation/ongoing painting project. All paintings are in oil colour - sometimes mixed with varnish on (second hand) wood.

Since February 2014 I have been painting monochromes in colours that originally fascinated me in the bright parts of old paintings of the Flemmish Primitives and Renaissance painters. I started to make my own interpretation by using a specific range of colours that only exist in my memory and which I paint on old and new wood to both emphasize the similarities and differences of then and now.

In the attempt to make one sublime painting, the range of paintings is only getting bigger and bigger and the goal is getting broader and broader which seems to lead further from the starting point with every new painting or painting layer. But it also implies that one painting can't hardly exist without the appearance of all or some of the other paintings which is a thing that I accept. But nevertheless I still strive for the original goal of this universal image, which makes the work only grow bigger all the time.

The photo's are from the installation in Acte de présence - 2 - 25 May 2014