SUM – I AM
Solo exhibition at Rademakers Gallery Amsterdam: march 26 – april 29, 2011
The paintings at the exhibition SUM, are result of a search of the artist for the State of Being. Shown are different approaches of – I AM – . The Self, the Soul, is not a ‘has been’ or ‘want-a-be’. We imagine ourselves to be something we are not, but we are always who we really are, and not who we have imagined ourselves to be. The thinking mind is not the Self.
Some of the paintings, like ‘God’s Bride’ show the the belief of most people that they are something, which they are not or the desire to be something they are not… (which is one of the main causes of suffering in our lives). Some of the paintings are about the ‘state of being’ itself.
In ‘SUM’, portraits of Islamic girls are shown, but the positioning of the veils and patterns refer to Christian portraits of the Madonna. The paintings exceed the subjective character of a portrait and become more universal.
In the serie ‘Bach’ each painting shows a Bach flower and the emotional state of being that goes with it.
More about this matter (recommended books):
Baird T. Spalding ~ Life and teaching of the Masters of the far east
Eckhart Tolle ~ The power of Now
About Sacred Geometry:
Drunvalo Melchizedek ~ The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life