Jasper van der Graaf

Works in Apeldoorn
Born in Dordrecht, 1975
Willem de Kooning 1995 -1999
Jasper van der Graaf paints monochrome canvases over which a contrasting ribbon is woven, each in a different colour, like in the little soft pink panel with the orange ribbon. The artist leaves the viewer guessing as to why the ribbon takes on that particular form. Is it pure aesthetics or does the ribbon originate from somewhere? Van der Graaf doesn't allow himself much. The quality of his work therefore lies not in exuberance but on the contrary, in an almost compelling dullness.
z.t. 2011 25 x 30 cm acrylic on canvas