Roy van Wezenbeek

Roy van Wezenbeek (25-04-1987)

Artist Statement:

Somewhere in the body, there’s an organ. A sponge-like organ.
It absorbs all the traces and fragments of our conscious and subconscious mind.
It stores our thoughts, emotions, experiences, dreams, desires and sensory perceptions. Through my drawings, I try to give that fictitious, sponge-like organ a voice.

I draw without a plan, and I believe that the meaning lies in the action of drawing itself. Each drawing is part of an ongoing process. I let in the noise and chaos of everyday life, which almost has a cathartic effect.

The element of surprise excites me.
I’m interested in the energy of a moment, which I try to capture in my drawings.
The time between the start of a drawing and the final line is like exposure time.
Sometimes the photograph turns out great, other times it doesn’t.
For me, a good drawing doesn’t necessarily equal an esthetically pleasant picture.
A photograph that’s out of focus or unclear often tells a more interesting story than a clear, well-lit, carefully composed photograph. Much in the same way, the suggested and evocative – the question marks – fascinate and motivate me.

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