Journey to the Empire of Light

now i don’t normally write things like this, i want to keep a degree of professionalism ūüėČ But this may be one of the biggest achievements of my artistic career! Yesterday i took a day trip to Brussels and went to the Musee Magritte museum. It was a gorgeous collection of work and in the last room i came across a painting that was very familiar. Magritte has been a favourite artist of mine since i was a child. Yesterday i realised that throughout my travelling i have had the pleasure to see the Empire of light series.
1. in the Peggy Guggenheim collection in Venice (family holiday in 2010)
2. The museum of modern art in New York (i visited with my Foundation course in 2015)
3. The royal museum of fine arts of Belgium (i visited while on an university exchange in Belgium)
i feel very lucky that i have had the opportunity to travel around and see so much amazing art.

Cy Twombly

Jnj72CW5jss8“the austerity of their pictorial language makes outstanding work, the economy of means being pushed to the extreme in the combination of white house paint and pencil,” on Cy Twombly, Centre Pompidou in Paris, France

Recently i had the amazing opportunity to go on an art  trip to Paris where i saw an exhibition of Cy Twombly at the centre pompidou.

I got the strange sense that there was a secret underneath the paint, something that i couldn’t quite see. these drawings are really inspiring to me because recently i have been trying to experiment with creating and obscuring marks, which i see is the main focus here. I¬†love the black and white nature of some of his work, seeing these pieces have reminded me of the power that stark black and white can create.¬†I really like the way that he uses pencil in an abstract way, most of the artwork i see recently only use art in a traditional way. The way he draws has¬†an instinctual element that makes them fresh and original.


Toen ik voor het eerst deze tentoonstelling zag, had ik het vreemde gevoel dat er een geheim onder de verf, iets wat ik kon niet goed zien. Deze tekeningen zijn echt inspirerend voor mij, omdat ik onlangs geprobeerd om te experimenteren met het maken en verduisterende merken, en ik geloof dit is de belangrijkste focus van zijn werk. Ik hou van de zwarte en witte aard van zijn werk, het zien van deze stukken me herinneren aan de macht die grimmige zwart-wit kan cre√ęren. Ik hou echt van de manier waarop hij potlood gebruikt op een abstracte manier, het grootste deel van het werk dat ik ben gewoon een tijdelijk gebruik kunst op een traditionele manier. De manier waarop hij tekent heeft een instinctieve element dat ze fris en origineel maakt.

Wall Drawing Experiment #4 notes

Throughout¬†the this exhibition week i was given a lot of choices which i¬†hadn’t had¬†control¬†over before, which was very exciting such as lighting and the use of a camera¬†with¬†a tripod to create a stop motion animation of the process of my work.¬†It was a very new experience to look on such a large canvas and¬†I came up with a loose plan of drawing 5 lines with markers across the wall, trying to split up the largest areas. Then taking away 5 lines with white paint from the most concentrated spots. this was my idea to work outwards a bit with mark pen lines and then back into the center taking away lines. This way i would be constantly moving the shapes around and revealing new images. I used white paint to erase certain lines in the more¬†concentrated¬†places to make new shapes and inspire images.