Informal Set (2018)
acrylics on wooden panel
20 x 30 cm & 24 x 37 cm
Various works of Gerda Kruimer based on an identical type.
After a trip in the summer of 2017 I made new grid drawings in which I changed the system from inside. From these drawings I made small wall objects: variations on a type, reduced to the essence. The title of these small works: “Punatics”, is a reference to a small piece of abstract world in the middle of the Pacific Ocean where people have started to build houses on top of a black lava plains. They do so for economic reasons. Their houses are not insured on the lava plains. Punatics they are called. They build tight and funny and live alternative and self-supporting.
The smallest objects are 20 x 24 cm, all acrylic paint on wooden panel. To get the intense dark colors, I paint blue and green paint in many layers. The subject leads to new modest reduced work. The series now consists of Pre-Punatics, Punatics and Post-Punatics.
I present some of these small works during the Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt in the Group Exhibition in the Uilenburgersjoel, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, 1011 LM, Amsterdam.