Monday, September 07, 2009

Schilte & Portielje

Magic is Created by these 2 artists, one initially a painter and the other an architect. This is a world not known!!!

Quote: "They prefer to work without a preconceived plan or subject. They both select fragments of images from a digitalized library they have built up over the years.

Then, still independently from each other, they start to investigate whether the selected image-fragments can be composed into a concept for a new work. During this time-consuming process of transforming, drawing, painting, adding and subtracting, new possibilities and ideas are generated constantly.They frequently exchange the works at hand so that the one continues where the other has left off. It is an intuitive way of working in which they are equal, depending heavily on each other's critical vision.

When in the end, an image-concept continues to convince, they jointly develop it further, both technically and artistically.

The reasons for working in black and white are manifold. First of all they want their work to hold the middle between photography and drawing or painting. At the same time, they value the contrasting combination between advanced computer techniques and the slightly nostalgic feel of black and white images which enables them to increase the distance between art and reality. As their work deals with the fundamental aspects of human existence, be it man or woman, sexual identity is not their issue.

Ambiguity however, is very important for them by creating room for interpretation and identification."


Schilte & Portielje

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