Jeroen Witvliet

It is only painting....
why so serious

Through the practice of creating responses in visuals I am hoping to stumble across a different way to make a connection with reality, to go beyond the immediacy of the first encounter and explore the realm that opens up when focusing more intently and repeatedly on a contemporary encounter. By linking these encounters to history, uncertainty of memory, notions of truth, power, dominance and manipulation, ideas about futures possible, I believe the unfathomable might become present. Using architectural structures such as greenhouses or made up high-rises and vessels, I hope to see a narrative emerge that speaks of a period of incubation, events past and presenting the possibility of moving forward in a constructive and critical way.