Casper Fredeus, a portrait of a painter
Can visual elements restructure the mind? And can we get in touch with the so-called primal form through visual art? These questions constantly occupy Casper Fredeus, a visual artist with whom Lies came into contact a year ago.
Casper's work reflects the movement from unity to multiplicity and vice versa. The properties of multiplicity find their way in the subtleness of paint and the nuances of colours. This in combination with more formal, conventional and simple geometric forms results in paintings that represent a merging of both principles. By adding layers, geometric shapes - which lie underneath - become less visible. Exploring this line between what we can see and what we can not see is something which fascinates him.
"I paint what I cannot put into words. The use of black - with its absorbent characteristics - offers me an opening to a different kind of imagery."
Fredeus uses a visual language to guide the spectator beyond the visible. His interest in the gesture of the creative process towards a completed work always starts again from zero.