This is the first solo exhibition in the gallery by Dutch artist Joost Krijnen (1983, NL) since his debut, 'L'Astronaute Provinciale', in 2015.
'Picture the Paint' unfolds thoughts and situations from Krijnen's personal life through a range of new drawings, paintings, collages, and installations incorporating a challenging visual language. Drawings and sketches, produced in repetitive sequences, are often compiled into large compositions by connecting them with strong, decisive lines, or piecing them together in collage. In this way, Krijnen creates complex images that reveal a multitude of narratives and perspectives. Krijnen's direct, unplanned and intuitive approach makes his work both wonderfully outspoken and vulnerable, as each new line indicates a new and indelible thought, plot, or direction for the image as a whole.
Image credit: Joost Krijnen, Alimentatie, 2018