Joris van Spaendonck
The Netherlands, 1967
Accompanied by his dog, Joris van Spaendonck takes a brisk walk in nature every day. With this he receives fragments of images every time. Nature with its trees, branches, flowers, mosses and bark is only a support for his work. The ever-recurring play of the seasons, the organisms that create the most beautiful structures on bark or moss soil, the splendor of colors on an autumn leaf or the emerging fresh color shade in spring. These are elements from nature that continue to fascinate Van Spaendonck enormously.
He takes these impressions with him in his head to his studio to make his own unique translation of these components. The artist creates his own whole. He would therefore like to invite the people who view his paintings to get very close to his work and to discover his, almost naturally, organisms in puddles of paint and in the deep drawing of his branches and flora. In this way you discover that ‘paint ansich’ is the main theme in the work of Joris van Spaendonck.