Johan Schoonvliet

Years of research and study result in a series of monumental compositions in which the artist translates the image through a fixed geometric pattern, intuitively, thoughtfully and pictorial.

Large sheets of white paper are technically processed by experimental screen printing; horizontal lines, colour segments and permitted irregularities determine the depth and texture of the base.

Starting from the CMYK colour model, he constructs the whole systematically layer after layer. The greatness of his works lies mainly in the intensity, the dynamics and the dedication with which the artist continues to explore and deepen composition, colour and structure.

We experience a driven artistic gesture of adding and moving away, a pure abstraction of the flat surface to end up in a contemplative dimension. ( A.C.)