Jeroen Witvliet

It is only painting....

Within my practice I attempt to find what lies beyond that of what we can speak or can define. It is through the practice of creating responses in visuals and writing that 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, a narrative and recognition might emerge that speaks of a period of incubation. Time moving forward, growing ideas and images . Fertile ground present for either positive creation or the emergence of destructive ideas and forces.