Foto: Sebastiaan Vreeken
I chose to embrace Kinesiology tape as a basis to work with. Kinesiology tape is a flexible tape used for sports injuries, yet I choose to apply the strips straight and not use its kinetic effect. I see the limitation of this material as a way to show how endless my possibilities are.
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 endlessly with lines, rhythms and colour combinations. Although abstract, my work is sometimes also scenic.
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.
Wouter Eelkman Rooda (1985, The Netherlands)
Studio: Broedplaats ACTA, Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam
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