Artist: Jeanne Krabbendam
A story of the Little Prince
Mixed media on canvas
48 x 36 inches
Artwork is created by the use of Acrylics, papers, plaster and inks
I started my most recent series of abstracts and semi-abstracts, based on the theme “Lively Lessons”. The theme follows the chapters and pages of the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry. This book has for years been my most favourite little gem. Reading and re-reading it I bump into themes and such rich thoughts that I want to give it shape through colour and design.
The paintings are all created on a phrase from the book. Working with different textures, by using plaster, acrylics, grattage, intaglio, inks and papers, I try to grasp what a phrase or chapter does to me and how I respond to what is written.
The actual creation of an art piece is for me always a chance to explore materials and techniques, and the discovery of certain connections between expectation and actuality.
I approach the theme in two ways. Firstly, on a painterly level, I see the world surrounding me as a composition in form, texture, line and colour and I mobilize my sense of tactility to create heavily textured work. Secondly, on a more abstract level, I respond to text and ideas. For this exhibition I chose the themes around ‘Friendship’.
All paintings were made in my studio on Granville Island 2018- 2019.