Giel Louws, ‘n.t’, 2014, SEA Foundation

Through his work Giel Louws, (1975) explores the art of painting in a poetic manner. The, at first glance simple works, consisting mainly out of circle-shaped paintings within this exhibition, come together in almost jazz-like compositions. Louws launches his imagery, just as a musician produces meaningless sounds. Starting out as a figurative painter, the artist increasingly distanced himself from purely representing. He deduces what painting really is and he explores, among other things, how separate paintings in one and the same room embrace, conform or repel each other. Seeing his large cd collection and his interest in early Twentieth century poetry, both clearly present in Louws atelier, it comes as no surprise that his works are just like compositions.


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