’Note’ No. 0269.19, 2021
Acrylic on MDF, 26 x 33 x 4 cm
This work comprises individually created ‘sheets’ of paint that are layered on top of one another. What is unique about this work is the extent to which it allows you to read the making process. Lucas calls her smaller works ‘Notes’ and considers them an anticipation of what may yet come. She has a penchant for the ‘abstract’, creating a story through paint strokes, texture, repetition of lines, shapes and paint splatters. This work also demonstrates Ien Lucas actual source of inspiration: endless experimenting and trying.
Lucas and her working method are something of a role model for us. We face numerous challenges, and so much is changing in our environment that we regularly have to reinvent ourselves. Experimentation is an essential part of this process. Similarly, such a stance allows Kasteel Wijlre to remain versatile and continue being relevant.
The artist donated this work.