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Stijn Stevens

"How does the combination of light, space and time relate to the static image?" Light is one of the main conditions of a painting, but at the same time it is one of the most common elements in our daily life. We surround ourselves by (artificial) light with the use of smartphones, laptops or lamps in the evening, when the natural light disappears behind the horizon. Our relationship to light therefore determines how we experience time, just like space or its absence. The distorted reflexivity in my work abstracts the real world, and so the world becomes part of the work. This means that the work is in a constant flux of movement throughout the day, giving meaning to the moment when the spectator reads the work. In this way, the element of time creeps into the work. But time and space are inherently linked to each other. That's why we have "Spacetime"

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