Acrylic and mixed media on gallery stretched canvas
My abstract paintings are a result of my interest for old photos, symbols, ancient cave paintings and contemporary street art. Rhythm, pattern and balance is important in the paintings that I make. I start each painting with a sketch and then building layers of collage that consist of old and contemporary newspaper clippings and photos, old text notes, sheet music. The goal is to create a compelling work of abstract art that engages the viewer, where the images can be seen as decorative, but also give an interest to move closer to see more details.
By using a mixed technique that combines acrylic, oil, gauche, to the praxis of collage, Van Bolderick gives life to artworks with dreamlike and vibrant scenarios that imprison on the canvas tracks of the real and of metaphorical evocations. Newspaper clippings, fragments of images, emerge with difficulty from the complex circuit of transversal meanings, blocked and trapped by the intense and enveloping chromatics that confers restless sonorities. The paintings on display may appear to refer to a typically Dadaist aesthetics of the case, but at the same time they’re purged of the Dada polemic force and iconoclastic fury. In fact in the artist’s paintings colour, cut-outs, symbols of a mysterious past, like of the present, slowly emerge on the surface in a continuum of summons and recovery, composing and compressing themselves into new formal structures capable of returning the memory of reasons and feelings, and emotionally closer to the Rauschenberg’s memory palimpsest.
Virginia Bazzechi Ganucci Cancellieri
Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden
Mahlstedt Gallery, New Rochelle, New York
Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, US
Ugallery, San Francisco, US
Modern Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallery Bruno Massa, Paris, France