IS WORDT WAS (“IS BECOMES WAS”) it says in neon on a bench by Joncquil (1973).
Objectifying time is one of the themes in Joncquil’s work and as such also stresses that theme as a narrative in Van Kints’ works.
Van Kints makes, amongst others, ‘new’ works by remaking or renewing older ones.
In that process he also piled some of his older distinctive ‘cuckoo nests’ and provided them with a new shiny top.
These piles have become wall sculptures of time in themselves, while their tops, looking like large, lustrous eyes, give a reflection of the present if you stand in front of them.
His rectangular works presently on show may also look faintly familiar to those who know Van Kints’ works as they too didn’t escape reworking, or rebirth.
It may also show the difference in generation between Joncquil and Van Kints.
While Joncquil is expanding his horizons in different disciplines, Van Kints reflects on his practices, deepening his knowledge and aesthetics.
As such, in both oeuvres a more retrospective presentation in the near future would obviously be most welcome.
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© Villa Next Door 2018
Contents of all photographs courtesy to Joncquil, Ton van Kints and Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag