Artist: Joris Kuipers
Born in 1977. Bachelor at Arnhem Academy, in 2003, he completed a master’s study at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen. In recent years, the only legacy of traditional painting in Kuipers’ work is colour, often applied in bright hues and rich abundance. He uses the painter’s brush just to splatter the paint right on the surface. He doesn’t employ any instrument to manipulate it, for instance by allowing pigments to drip directly from tubes or flasks, or by sprays. With his working methods, he steps into the trail of Jackson Pollock and other expressionists. Kuipers’ worlds of colour are constructed out of myriads of dots and stains of pure pigments, merging into colourful clouds when observed from some distance – a contemporary pointillism.