PAINTING ON METAL

Light is a founding element in S. Koerwyn’s creations.

In this quest for interaction with the viewer, the painter leaves the security of canvas and launches himself into a delicate balancing act by venturing onto aluminum, a surface that draws upon his brush strokes as much as it reflects them. He enjoys playing with this reflective material perfectly in tune with his everyday experience and our post-modern times.

Using aluminum is a way of captivating the viewer in an active relationship with the artwork. Light here does not serve to create perspective but rather a pensiveness. He is not only interested in the formal qualities of light but in its transitory nature. Appreciating light’s movement, its trajectory, its diffusion in a painting as well as its interaction with the environment, the viewer’s gaze is transfixed and the appearance of the work completely transformed. That which was previously invisible, comes to light.