Dutch NYC: Like the sea itself
Bits of language capture attention, pulsing to become visual. My pictures contain text as a formal element, except when image and painterly considerations take over and all that remains of any text is a title. My painting equation is elliptical: drawing versus painting, imagery and abstraction, visual layering, the familiar and the mysterious, language and meaning, internal and external. My work is a critique of art lacking in visual mystery and expansiveness. Awarded an APEX Studio NYC residency in 1999, I moved to NYC. Exhibitions include work at the Queens Museum and site-specific installations for the Mid-Manhattan Library, NYC.