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Foto: Sebastiaan Vreeken

Kinesiology tape is a flexible tape used for sports injuries. This material is the starting point for my creative proces.

I work from a limitation that broadens my mind. Where a lot of similar abstract art often strives for perfection and excludes coincidence, I let the tape run its course to get a raw, porous and painterly effect. This is reinforced by found objects that I use to create patterns after painting the strips. Control and coincidence alternate.


Yet I choose to apply the strips straight and not use its kinetic effect. Within this framework the possibilities are endless. 

Due to the stretchiness of the material, the matte paint I apply to the tape can be slightly cracked. In this way I can vary with lines, rhythms, structure and colour combinations.

Although abstract, my work is sometimes also scenic.  

All works on this website are for sale, unless stated otherwise. Please don't hesitate to contact me via the contact form if you would like to have more information about a work. You can also contact me for a studio visit in Amsterdam. 


If you prefer to communicate via Instagram (@ateliereelkman), please do send me a DM.

Studio: Broedplaats ACTA, Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam





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