Niek OpstalsArt & Research Den Bosch
Disconnection into Nothingness
Nothingness… Gaining consciousness while being disconnected from everything and everyone. Epileptic seizures, depressive episodes and a nihilistic perspective on humankind drive me to make paintings while being influenced by my dissociated self. My abstract compositions are ungraspable moments created with mixed media, the shapes and colors I use are initiated by sensory absences, memories and dissociative occurrences. The paintings display strange depictions and transform into a chaotic balance. I’m trying to visualize different unknown, disconnected and fragile states of mind hoping this results in a better grip on life.
In a state of alienation, I want to connect with other aliens experiencing things alike and to be understood by those that have different perspectives.