Name: Sander Reijgers
Born: 1977, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands
Based: Zeist, the Netherlands
2014 Teacher fine arts; grade one, HKU, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2006 BFA, HKU, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Layer, after layer, after layer, after layer ……..
Sander Reijgers is fascinated by the material and the act. Unstirred, he applies the layers of paint and is only limited by time (the paint has to dry interim) and by the shape the paint takes.
Reijgers patiently follows this process and is almost subject to his own work. The paint follows the act and the paint roller with which it is applied. Very organically, apparent monochrome compositions arise, which closely show their rich tints, because, underneath the upper layer, countless other layers appear. They are partly visible because of the wholes the paint roller left on the canvas. Moreover, the structure of the canvas completely and autonomously arises out of the endless repetition of the act.
Bumps, paint lumps, everything is possible, as long as it arises from the act.
At the end of this process, the image is independent of the creator and the material.
The final result seems to be a simple act which, on closer inspection, is far more layered and represents months of work.