The paintings by Marcel van Campen occur in series and are part of reflections on experiences that are also reflected in his sculptures. Repeated contact with the landscapes of Madeira and Mallorca is reason to paint. The waves of the sea are picturesque regions in oil or acrylic paint which in thick layers pastueus is mounted on a backing of wood or stretched linen. The paint is almost tangible. Colours shimmer through the layers. In this approach, the nature is taken as a startingpoint in a search for boundaries of materials and techniques. The dividing line between figurative and abstract is not clear. Paint and sea are both liquids that transform into different shapes. The paint solidifies, the waves roll on.


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