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  • Twan Janssen

    TRE

    Many artists today seem intent on destroying painting, or at least on scrutinizing and exhibiting each of its building blocks one by one. Twan Janssen has pushed this inclination farther than most, by focusing in his work on one essential component—the paint itself. He uses acrylic, in a range of colors, and he is willing to do almost anything with the colorful stuff. In his recent exhibition he presented pure paint in various forms. Dried in layers, it was folded and stacked on shelves like towels or linen. Fragments of old, destroyed paintings and bright scraps of paint were meshed together

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