Paul Combrink image and time.
An image never stays as it was, regardless. You cannot capture the form.
Rutger Cornets de Groot puts it accurately: The artist Combrink gives image
a place in time and takes it with time. As a creator, an alchemist, Combrink
modifies the image, which is cut up, and over times gets entirely hidden by
layers of paint, until only their story remains. Although... If you look very
closely, you can sometimes see small remnants of the photo that instigated the
piece under all the paint. That's how the image returns through the tactile:
not in its display, not in history or in an idea, but in something you can
touch: more tangible, more physical than any image, and so far from lost. This
means that in the end, Combrink doesn't create conceptual art – and maybe even
polemizes against it. All that remains is a symbol that takes a physical shape
and re-establishes itself in the world. The image, that appeared lost, returns
in a new, tangible form, as tangible as the world that was photographed
initially – now no longer as a singular entity, but withdrawn from the chaos
and incorporated in a symbolic order – as a picture of the lost image.
This website is an online presentation that includes several recent
exhibitions. The blog shows primary images, which are taken daily at noon. It's
these snapshots that form the base for the daily canvases, daycanvases’ which are
all either 50 x 50 cm of 20 x 20 cm in size. They are autonomous pieces, but
when multiplied, the daily paintings form new work.
Combrink's work can be found in business and private collections, as well as
art lending and rental collections.
If you are
interested in the work or presentations of the work, please contact the artist:
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