He makes paintings that may also be described as colour reliefs or, in another way, as icons.
Layers of paint are applied on top of each other.
Originally Reijgers made his paintings evolve into a kind of objects, but his latest works start looking like maps or miniature renderings of strange, flat and barren landscapes.
Icons were once (or are still) revered, as the hand of the artist was supposed to be the medium of God.
You may exchange God’s hand for intuition and there you have Reijgers’ way of painting.
His works are both radical and diligent and every painting bares its own history of abstraction and re-abstraction.
Last weekend Niels Post added a text, probably taken from some digital spam, but transfiguring into a kind of holy quotation accompanying Reijgers’ icons.
Go and see Post’s complete text and Reijgers’ wonderful paintings, as the exhibition is in its last week.
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Contents of the pictures courtesy to the artists and to Galerie Helder.