Slugs

Bullet Boot

Slug 1     60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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This series is a continuation of a fascination with the projectile that started with the Bouncy Balls. In this case the series focuses on the bullet or Slug.

The identity of the projectile is derived from the fleeting moment in which it is put to use, and by definition into motion. In the Slug series, the individual bullets are displayed as iconic monoliths, thereby achieving a certain monumentality. The dark, black-based palette is a continuation of the Dark Space Dark Matter series and fits the loaded subject well. As with all of Pieter’s recent paintings, ambiguity is achieved by controlling the way in which the object is portrayed. It is literally a bullet, but can and is more often seen as something different.

SLUG 2

Slug 2     60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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Slug 3 60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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SLUG 4

Slug 4     60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2017
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Slug 5 60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2017
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Dark Space Dark Matter

Red Ball in Space

Blackstar     40 x 50 cm, guache on canvas, 2015-2016
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This series of works focuses on the fundamental relationship in painting between the figure and the ground. By using a limited palette of red-black & blue-black a certain value can be assigned to each, and the focus is placed further on the distinction between the two. Pieter continued to use this palette in the Slug series.

In Dark Space Dark Matter inspiration is found in the astrophysical macro scale of the cosmos as well as in the micro scale of microbial biology. In this series Pieter uses the medium of painting to greatly limit variables so that the relationship between an object and its background can be isolated and in so doing, better seen.

Rod in Space

Rod in Space     20 x 50 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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Blue Body in Red Space 70 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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200x90 BB

Dark Space Dark Matter 1      200 x 90 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
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figures-in-space

Dark Space Dark Matter 2     90 x 60 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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Bouncy Balls

big-blue-bouncy-ball

Big Blue Bouncy Ball     80 x 100 cm, guache on canvas, 2015
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This series marks Pieter’s return to painting. A fascination for the Bouncy Ball and more generally the projectile begins when the Red Bouncy Ball comes to rest at his feet. Upon picking it up he is struck with the urge to document this thing in paint. What follows is an intention to render these balls flat, iconic, and scaleless thereby allowing the viewer to focus on the individual surface compositions of the balls while leaving room for interpretation and meaning.

The identity of a projectile is derived from the fleeting moment in which it is put to use, and by definition into motion. In the Bouncy Ball series, the individual balls are displayed as isolated circles of colours, thus achieving a focused, monolithic state. The palette, based largely on primaries, is a faithful reproduction of the colours given to these rubber balls at the time of their manufacturing and fit the playful subject well. As with all of Pieter’s recent paintings, ambiguity is achieved by controlling the way in which the object is portrayed. It is literally a bouncy ball, but can be seen as something else.

The fascination for the projectile is continued most directly in the Slug series.

white-bouncy-ball

White Bouncy Ball     40 x 50 cm, guache on canvas, 2015
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yellow-green-ball-with-ground

Yellow and Green Bouncy Ball with Ground     55 x 95 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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bouncyball3

Checkered Bouncy Ball     40 x 50 cm, guache on canvas, 2015
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Bouncy Ball 2 small

Pink and Blue Bouncy Ball 40 x 50 cm, guache on canvas, 2014
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Bouncy Ball # 1_small

Red Bouncy Ball     40 x 50 cm, guache on canvas, 2014
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Imaginary Landscapes

Fantastic Landscape

Imaginary Landscape, 160 x 100 cm, guache on canvas, 2014-2016
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Building on fire

Building on Fire, 90 x 150 cm, guache on canvas, 2014-2016
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primate enclosure

Abandoned primate enclosure, 65 x 40 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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Ice moon

White moon, 40 x 65 cm, guache on canvas, 2016
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