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Bas Geerts

Dutch, b. 1971

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Bas Geerts

Dutch, b. 1971

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There is an unseen logic behind the random assemblages in the abstract paintings of Dutch artist Bas Geerts, a structure that governs the translucent forms that populate each painting’s surface. To create these works, Geerts begins not with a brush, but by writing a computer program. The program he creates then produces various parallelograms, randomizing the size and shape of the geometric forms. He paints the computerized results in layers of acrylic paint, pure pigments, and metal leaf patinas. Though completely random by design, the pieces call to mind the order of nature, as in the patterns that govern the growth of crystals and trees.

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There is an unseen logic behind the random assemblages in the abstract paintings of Dutch artist Bas Geerts, a structure that governs the translucent forms that populate each painting’s surface. To create these works, Geerts begins not with a brush, but by writing a computer program. The program he creates then produces various parallelograms, randomizing the size and shape of the geometric forms. He paints the computerized results in layers of acrylic paint, pure pigments, and metal leaf patinas. Though completely random by design, the pieces call to mind the order of nature, as in the patterns that govern the growth of crystals and trees.

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