Paul Combrink                    the influence of time on image.

Image never continues to be the same. Likeness is not to be hold. Rutger Cornets de Groot had found the right words: Combrink, the artist, gives images a place in time and take them up in time. As a creator, an alchemist, he edits the photographic image. He literally cuts it into pieces and in time it disappears behind painted layers, until only their story remains. Although? If you get close to the canvases, sometimes in the paint you can see small traces of the photo inside the work. So the image returns in the tactile: not in the performance, not in history or an idea, but where you can touch it: more tangible, more physical, and far from gone. Combrink ultimately is not making conceptual art - and perhaps he polemicizes against it. What remains is a symbol that draws itself and takes a form in the world again. The image, that seemed missing, returns as new, tangible form, as tangible as the world photographed in the beginning - this time not longer singularity, but extracted from the chaos and incorporated into a symbolic order, - As an image of missing image

photography, paintings, spatial art, installation, moving image

This website shows as an online performance. The site includes a number of recent exhibitions. The weblog is showing current primary images, taken each day at noon. These images are the basic of the daycanvases, all in a size of 50 x 50 cm. In a variety the autonomous canvases become new works. timesquares and several show possible combinations of daycanvases.

Work by Paul Combrink is owned by corporate and private collections and is represented in art libraries.

If you are interested in the work or presentations of work you can contact the artist (mail).

about the work                       to the work : daycanvases

paul combrink: notes

rutger cornets de groot: image of missing image

ellen fernhout: not one moment in life will ever come......


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