Slug 1, 60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2016, private collection
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, 60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2016, private collection
Slug 3, 60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2016, private collection
Slug 4, 60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2017, private collection
Slug 5 60 x 90 cm, guache on canvas, 2017, FOR SALE