The Correspondents 2011-2020

Nine years later, in the meantime I have adapted the work The Commitments from 2011 by making the backs fluor blue., giving the work a light blue glow. The minimal presence of the color blue completes the work.

In 2011, starting with one and the same letter, I have corresponded with five artists. The main question was whether one should reveal much about oneself as an artist or maybe not. Is it better to mystify one’s personality? Another question touched upon the impossibility to fuse with the other. The desire of becoming one is the base of this work. To fuse is a dream but commitments are possible. The big ellipse represents me, the smaller ellipse is the correspondent. The shape cannot be predicted, the radiation of the work is determined by the dialogue.

The works are different in form within a dimension of 60 x 60 cm, made of wood, cardboard, text, acrylic paint and magnets. In 2011 Artist in Residence KIK, Kolderveen The Netherlands.

In conversation with Florette | ‘I believe I’m always the same’ – ‘In that room the letter is being written’ | 2011-2020 | photo Peter Cox
In conversation with Claire | 2011-2020 | photo Peter Cox
In conversation with Neil | 2011-2020 | photo Peter Cox
In conversation with Soledad | 2011-2020 | photo Peter Cox
In conversation with Anne | It’s mulled over dozens of times’ – ‘The surrounding voices change’ | 2011-2020 | photo Peter Cox |