Dike Mysticism 7 – End game

What am I working on? Last week land-water-agro visionary Wim Kol and I finished our first Dike Mysticism work. As usual, we are still not quite sure we have finished the work. But we do suspect we may have. Thinking about the earth in this painting, should it be lighter in colour?

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Behance Team XP20/20

What have I been working on? Of course I have been working on my paintings, but I have also been building my own group of artists: The XP20/20 Behance Team. The basic assumption is that great art usually results from groups of artists. XP20/20 stands for ‘new expressionism’, a neo-neo-neo movement.

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Dike Mysticism 6 – The end game

Tonight land-water-agro visionary Wim Kol and I struggled a bit with our Dike Mysticism work. Two weeks ago we had the black lines printed over our acrylics and the results were not quite what we had hoped for.

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Dike Mysticism 5 – The sky is up

Tonight Dutch architect (and land-water-agro visionary) Wim Kol and I finished the second to last phase of the first phase of the Dike Mysticism project. In the post before this one, I described how we stressed the clouds in the the sky with white acrylic paint and a palette knife, after we discovered that sanding was not the answer.

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Expressionism 4: Neue Wilde

What am I working on? Still studying expressionism through the years. This time I am looking into the last officially labelled form of expressionism before XP20/20 (Expressionism 20/20): the Neue Wilde (The New Wild Ones).

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The Dike, part 4 – Sanding isn’t the answer

The story of the mystical dike continues. Today Wim Kol and I tried to distress the clouds, but it wasn’t as easy a we thought it would be…

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Folkloric suggestion

What am I working on? Still thinking about COBRA. Still looking at Karel Appel, the most famous member of COBRA. In Appel I see a strong link with folklore. Not straight folklore, but indirect, thematic, suggested folklore.

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COBRA and expressionism 20/20

What am I working on? One thing I am working on – or maybe I should say thinking about – is ‘Expressionism Twenytwenty‘. And, being a great fan of Karel Appel, I was wondering: how does COBRA fit in with XP20/20?

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Dike Mysticism III – Getting closer

Dominant clouds
Wim Kol and I are getting closer to finishing our first canvas in the ‘Dyke Mysticism’ series. Last night we added the abstract clouds to the yellow sky. The week before we had solidified the dike itself with a more opaque blue-green.

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A new movement

In short
This is the announcement of a neo movement in art and a related community called XP20/20. The article gives a short overview of expressionism in history and its four main movements. It describes the five characteristics of Expressionism Twentytwenty.
Please note: I keep a better updated version of this article on Behance.

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