All paintings are 180 grams A4 inkjet paper sheets, hand painted on with mainly drawing inks. Also used: bistre and graphite. The paper consists of 3 layers: an emulsion, a plastic coating and a paper underlayer. The emulsion swells up when in contact with the inks and will slowly dry up. This process is repeated with each thin layer of ink that is added. The plastic coating has a fine grid in which the dried up inks and emulsion will set. Inks and emulsion can be manipulated into the grid.
The painted area of the sheets are covered with a thin layer of several types of coating varnish.
The paper part of the sheet is seperated from and (partially) washed off the plastic layer.
The back of the plastic sheet is painted with white ink. Parts opaque, parts transparent and parts left untouched.
Elements of the sheet are selected, cut and mounted on wooden panel with bookbinder's glue.
A thin layer of alkyd coating varnish is added.
The ritual is repeated.
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