Floor van Keulen


Nothing is certain in the drawings or murals of Floor van Keulen. Everything seems to be in motion, seems to loom into view, only to disappear again quickly. For Van Keulen process is paramount. The size of the work is of no importance: whether he is working on a small sketch pad or a large, blank wall, nothing in his drawings is definite at the outset. Dispensing with a working sketch or conscious planning, he changes his room-paintings even during the run of an exhibition. Suddenly new constructions, attributes, animals, figures, cartoons, or even abstract lines emerge, which can, the following day, be painted over yet again and so disappear. Action, the spontaneous gesture, is central to him, and any given brushstroke may alter the entire composition. The picture may extend across the wall and then, once more, come to an abrupt halt because he never works from the center.

Van Keulen

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