kim pieters studio

 

 

 

 

‘the lovers’

six paintings
2016

 

 

 

 

 


….in these limbos, one runs towards the banks and along them because one is not in a hurry, and the painter multiplies offerings to make the colours come when they are already there. they ask for nothing, they know they are innocent and lend themselves to it. he offers them his canvases, his papers, he holds out to them his lithograph stone, his copper plate, they immediately run to fix themselves on it.

the Opera pink alights on the bougainvillea as soon as day breaks. who said work? he closes his eyes, i am working in the dark, you know, he does nothing other than be the paper, the stone, the canvas, the beige skin of petals at dawn. the colours lie down because they know that they are loved, expected, never wanted. the process of painting is one of devotion. what lesson could the darkness still give? the holy envelopes you in it neutral sleep. without work, without fear, it prepares your bouquets.

 

Jean-François Lyotard   ‘A Gesture of Colour’

Kim Pieters: the painting ‘say that the leaf of the rose is A heaven’ from 'the lovers' series 2016

‘say that the leaf of the rose is A heaven’

 

 

1020mm x 1220mm
mixed media on board
1/6 ‘the lovers’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting ‘the loveliness of green’ from 'the lovers' series 2016

‘the loveliness of green’

 

 

1020mm x 1220mm
mixed media on board
2/6 ‘the lovers’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting ‘how many hundred hours in one summer’ from 'the lovers' series 2016

‘how many hundred hours in one summer’

 

 

1020mm x 1220mm
mixed media on board
3/6 ‘the lovers’ suite

‘if you can’t make the curve think further ahead’

 

 

1020mm x 1220mm
mixed media on board
4/6 ‘the lovers’ suite

‘all flesh is grass’

 

 

1020mm x 1220mm
mixed media on board
5/6 ‘the lovers’ suite

Kim Pieters: the painting ‘eternity is a great word, but the thing itself is greater’ from 'the lovers' series 2016

‘eternity is a great word, but the thing itself is greater’

 

 

1020mm x 1220mm
mixed media on board
6/6 ‘the lovers’ suite