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Van Rijn positions his work within, beyond, aside and in front of everyday reality. Its content is fuelled by the ever recurring discussion on the end of art, which is taken as a metaphor for today's cultural and moral state of affairs. Currently his focus is on researching the cultural dimensions of Neo-Paganism, specifically Wicca or Modern Witchcraft. Stemming from the spiritual attitudes within early modernism, Wicca's sampling of existing 'traditions' into a new religious phenomenon has many tangents with today's artist practice. Through an output of text, images and performance, it puts forward challenging approaches to fundamental socio-cultural concepts such as time and history, nature and ecology, gender relations, spirituality and religion. Employing a wide range of media -from drawing to artists' publications and from installation to performance- Van Rijn's research explores Neo-Paganism as an invented revivalist tradition based on rejected knowledge.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Working on a new series of large format ink drawings, as a follow up to the etchings titled 'Where there's no Gods, Ghosts rule'.


Rag Euro
ink on paper
180 x 120 cm. 
2011
















Working on Progress (studio shot)
2011


Progress
Ink on paper
110 x 150 cm. approx
2011

Modernism in Rags
Ink on paper
110 x 150 cm. approx
2011


Mors est Mihi Vita
Ink on paper
110 x 150 cm. approx
2011

1 comment:

THE CRANKY BIRD STUDIO said...

Found your blog via Harald Ott on Fb. Very glad. I like these very much. "Progress" blows me away!