“Contemplation” was created out of a search of solitude, stillness and focus. Themes I felt confronted with while I travelled through Japan in 2016. At the time I carried a little notebook which I titeled: “Japanse Precisie in Amsterdamse Chaos”, because that was what it felt like to me. I felt like I brought home a yearn of Japanese-like focus and precision in my life of constantly running and diving (head first) through the city of Amsterdam.
The painting is made on a vintage, thick, off-white cardboard paper and finished plainly with two wooden rails, giving it the wabi-sabi and ‘lived’ feel that is part of my signature.