Rotteveel works with duct tape and so his works are also reliefs, while
Reijgers shows paintings that could work as sculptures made out of acrylic paint.
In spite of the unruliness of the material Rotteveel’s works have a lively and lyrical quality, while
Reijgers’ smooth and flexible material produces introverted works. However,
this contrast works well in the exhibition.
Reijgers shows both transparency and closeness in the way he conceives his paintings. As usual
conceiving is both making and thinking, which is THE great aspect in Reijgers’ works on show.
Comparatively there is hardly any closeness in Rotteveel’s recent work, with which he tries to show a maximum of transparency. The way
the works are made, their content and meaning become clear almost at the same time, while
Reijgers’ works show the long way they have gone.
As summer is drawing to a close and
into a, hopefully, brilliant autumn, this might be the right show to accompany that process.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge)