16 Jan 2018
The paintings by Lincy Hoogveld (Herveld, the Netherlands) are mixed media works that were almost chiseled onto the canvas organically, just … they were painted.
With these seemingly heavy materials, the artist manages to conjure up light-hearted and fresh dream objects, in which wonder turns out to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
The characters that she paints are warm idyllic figures, stylized and reduced to their essence, but provided with a number of – mostly round and somptuous – attributes that give them a dreamy almost fairy-like appearance. A bright color test ensures that these figures are not static statues but come to life fully and express emotion.
Whereas the material shapes the characters into touchable individuals, the colors create an emotional palette that gives the canvases a warm appearance, stimulating the senses. Although they are full of energy, they remain intuitively simple, no matter how complex the layered structure of the works may be.
It is precisely the combination of all these factors and the use of contrasting techniques that creates a unique field of tension and balances the various elements of challenge and intimacy. Power, emotion, dreams, … these are the parameters Lincy uses, and it requires time and tranquility for the viewer to be absorbed intensively.