SBK Breda proudly presents Jolanda van Gennip and Sander Reijgers. Two painters with abstract, layered and colorful work. Besides these similarities, there are also interesting differences; in approach, material and criteria, for example.
'SPACE OF TIME' Jolanda van Gennip talks about her work: ”During my work I am not concerned with figuration or abstraction, what I paint comes from a mentality, an attitude towards paint and the previously painted. The material, tactility, color, methodically building up the layers of paint. It is a lengthy process, so that the canvas gets history, the paint takes its natural course. Finally, the work is finished when it has reached a certain radiation power. The paint transcends its materiality. It is an intensive, almost meditative growth process. I don't make series, I don't work on deepening a certain content, technique or working method. Each cloth has its own necessity. Each canvas is a journey inwards, there it grows and silts, and after many transformations the final image appears, which is the outcome of a natural process.” Sander Reijgers paints according to a self-imposed methodology. Monochrome layers of paint are superimposed in a patient process. The paint treatment, and the experimental use of paint rollers, provides structure, relief and character. The result are abstracts with an organization that is somewhat reminiscent of natural phenomena such as fungus, rock or coral. This, despite the underlying 'plastic' colors in acrylic paint - which is actually a plastic polymer resin - and the use of hardware store tools. This comparison with nature is also reflected in the duration of the making process. No 'quick fetch, home soon', but very patiently, layer by layer, the canvas is covered more and more, so that a new skin is created and the flat surface becomes almost an object. The work takes on a natural appearance and transcends human action, without revealing its history of creation.