O R A N G E G A P
oil and spraypaint on wood panel, 2x80x120cm
T H E M E N T A L I T Y G A P
Object Paintings - 2019
The Mentality Gap marks for the time the final chapter of the Dutch Windows. Pieces created by reflecting on the people’s window decoration collections openly placed between glass and curtains, at this borderline of inside and outside, of masculine and feminine, between cheap and value all marking a wish for eternity.
K A T H A R I N A
C O L O U R G A P
oil and pigmentpaint on wood panel,
I N B E T W E E N
oil and pigmentpaint on wood and aluminium panel,
out of book DUTCH WINDOWS:
Windows form layers through which we view the world. The tradition of hanging net curtains, fixing blinds and placing decorations at the windows interferes with this two-way exchange of looking out and looking in. These placed layers are controlling curiosity and privacy and playing with our gaze.
Where I live and work in The Hague most windows have a symmetrical decoration placed and most often double layers of curtains, blinds or transparent foils covering the glass. All conform to a certain social convention and a wish for privacy.
Seeing these openly decorated but blinded windows, you feel like looking towards the public vitrine of their inhabitants. The artificial flowers, empty vessels, the rattan hearts or empty chandeliers all symmetrical placed between double glazing and cheap blinds, remind on former vitrines with their wish for eternity.