The Perfect Dot

2009 - 2011

In search for The Perfect Dot, a 'drawing'
made by human hand whitout ruler or grid-lines with
blue biro on paper.

10 x 1 meter



In my work, themes like ‘silence’, concentration, focus,
form, repetition and rhythm are important. There lies a power in
repetition (patterns, or the use of a grid) and in perseverance
in the proces of making the work. I’m using these elements in my
search for stillness. Stillness or silence, during the making of,
but also for the spectator.

With the word silence I don’t mean lacking human sound, but rather
silence as an equivalent of inner peace and joy. Silence as a form
of positive emptiness (from the inside) so that there is an actual
space to be able see and perceive the things around you anew.
This is why visual soberness has become more and more
important to me.

The Perfect Dot is the result of a ‘concentration-exercise’.
It is a rol of paper of 1 x 10 meters, filled with small circles
with the goal of trying to draw the perfect dot, in a grid of dots
without the help of a measuring tool or a gridline. - Knowing that
humans are not able to reach perfection, but often still strive for it.

I don’t want my work to be seen only as an ‘abstraction’, but more as
a conversation or a musical score. Like a composition with a ‘continuo’
(the basis of a piece or the ‘grid’) in it. The human hand will make sure
there’s a ‘vibration in the form or melody’ (the nearly, not 100% perfect
alignment in the spaces between the repetitions) because, even though
I try to make it as perfect as I can, I am simply not a machine.

With my works I want to create a moment for inner stillness. Or a momentum
between the spectator and the work - as a kind of wordless conversation,
something between speech and silence.

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The Perfect Dot as a work in progres

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The Perfect Dot as shown at the exhibition Contemporary Contemplations
in Projectraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, July 2018

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The Perfect Dot as shown at the exhibition Contemporary Contemplations
in Projectraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, July 2018

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The Perfect Dot as shown at the exhibition Contemporary Contemplations Arti et Amicitiae, March/April 2018, Amsterdam

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The Perfect Dot as shown at the exhibition Contemporary Contemplations Arti et Amicitiae, March/April 2018, Amsterdam
with works of Linda Arts (back Wall) and Yumiko Yoneda (floor and back wall)

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The Perfect Dot as shown at RAM nov 2015 - jan 2016, Rotterdam

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The Perfect Dot as shown at Big Art 2017, Amsterdam photo by Jan Eric Visser

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The Perfect Dot as shown at Big Art 2017, Amsterdam photo by Jan Eric Visser

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The Perfect Dot as shown at the exhibition Contemporary Contemplations Arti et Amicitiae, March/April 2018, Amsterdam
with my Conversation Pieces / Partituur