Johnny Theodorus Wiekhart

I distillate tactile experiences in an attempt to position myself in a constantly changing reality.

In this society where everything is possible and within reach because of the internet, a digital shadow becomes ones identity. Because of this surreal wonderland I feel the irresistible urge to connect to all that’s tactile. With my work I counter the distant way the internet makes me feel to the world around me. By isolating the unique qualities of a material in an abstraction, the way a work has been made is not immediately clear. An active approach is provoked where curiosity and discovery make the spectator aware of themselves in relation to the work.

By adding the third dimension to a painting, the shaped canvas becomes a symbiosis between painting and sculpture.

By removing the shaped canvas from the wall it becomes a freestanding object.

By adding movement from within the work a constantly changing image can be created.