Paul Drissen (*1963) will show recent works, made between 2014 and 2018. He believes that the immediate present is difficult to capture in painting, since each aspect of the medium always reflects the past. Drissen is known for his colorful paintings in casein tempera on canvas. He uses elements from the modernist tradition in an almost nostalgic way, and used to call his images “ghost paintings”. His newest works are more collages than classic paintings. Cut out and folded colored paper and found cloth are playfully pinpointed as “moments” in a frame. A composition trying to find a way out of the past.
Image credits: Paul Drissen, Alphabet q-z, 2016-2017, courtesy Slewe Gallery Amsterdam