Mick Tenthof31 oktober 1990
- Artist statement; wat is je specialisme, wat maakt jouw werk uniek?
My paintings are done without paint. Different colors are sewn together. Sometimes a simple straight stitch, sometimes a zigzag stitch and sometimes it is a reparation because I ruined the last stitch. After sewing the work together I will stretch it on a frame. I like to increase tension during stretching so that the lines are able to dance a little bit. Meditation is key for my images. Every piece is based on a memory. My mind creates a mental photograph while meditating, which is an abstract version of a moment in the past. With reused fabrics I try to recreate the life the memory has had, so stains and sun bleached materials are an important element in my art.
- Wat zijn je ambities? Wat wil je over vijf jaar bereikt hebben?
It is my goal to be an international artist. This is something I am going to reach within the next 5 years. Besides the dream I would like to set up a collective with artists, musicians and film makers.
- Wat is het belangrijkste dat je hebt geleerd tijdens je studie?
To not overthink my decisions. I used to think that a painting had to use paint for it to be a painting. For me this has changed which opened a whole new world I could learn from. My love for flags was something I wanted to experiment with, together with my love for abstract art. This created the opportunity to do something completely new to me but still combine two old loves.
- Overzicht van publicaties / exposities / prijzen / concerten / voorstellingen etc.
Solo - Café Bruxelles, Haarlem
"No Subject 2: Dark Figments & Gloomy Windows" De Stadstuin, Utrecht
"Neighborhood" Hooghiemstra, Utrecht
WIJ KLEUREN GEEL, Nobelstraat Curator: Chantal Spit