Raising Daisy

I like aluminium the way it changes its color when observed from different angles. It holds a whole spectrum of colors which for me compliments the liveliness of my paintings. They become alive. Most of my paintings are abstract compositions,sometimes you will recognize some aspects wich are derived from the subjects I choose. I am very careful in using colors the general colors are raw umber and the grey of aluminium, they play an important role in my paintings. Because I use aluminium as a carrier for my paintings it has an effect on the skin of the paint. The smooth surface leaves no other skin than that of the oil paint and my brush, no canvas or linnen patterns.

Vincent de Kooker