Maud KoningsArt & Research Breda
I remember being surrounded by a beautiful landscape when living in Norway. I felt at home
between the impressive mountains and its romantic views. When I paint them, I paint based on perception and memory to imagine myself back into those places.
I work with natural pigments, sometimes literal pieces of landscape I’ve taken with me, grinding them myself. I sew intentionally fragmented pieces of textile back together, repairing them while leaving see-through spaces in the canvas. I make my own frames, controlling their composition and therefore the shapes of the stretched canvas. I use and research materials and techniques
used in restoration and classical painting, which I’ve always been fascinated by. They have ‘rules’ to them, which I constantly question.
Here the hierarchy – the frame and canvas functioning as support for the paint – is gone. Here, a painting becomes spatial; front and back are visible in one glance. Here, I explore paintings sculptural qualities.