Simon Schrikker: Diary of a sailor. Livingstone gallery, The Hague

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Simon Schrikker shows some new paintings in Diary of a sailor, at Livingstone Gallery. They are small seascapes, paintings of

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rocky islands in deep seas. It’s not just the sea that is deep, so is the paint.

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The paint is as violent as the surf along the rocks and just like the surf the paintings seem to have been made in one big movement, but in fact more has happened and is happening.

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On show is also a selection from his Pulpo series with an octopus as the protagonist, leading Schrikker to making all kinds of curls and arabesques with his paint.

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With Schrikker even the nose of a dog becomes a rock in the swirling paint and

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even a calmer sea shows the constant movement of the powers under its surface.

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Bertus Pieters

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