Collection: MONO

A collection of luscious monochrome colour prints with
abstract exploded black powder drawings. 

Originals and limited edition prints available. 


This series came about after some dedicated studio time taking a deeper look at the artistic influence of my father, Koenraad van Linden Tol, who had just passed away. I am an artist because he was an artist. I wanted to understand the subtleties of his influence on my work. 

One thing that I observed is how much I always loved his striking use of colour. With my own work I am often consumed by the scratched, scorched tones of the materials I work with. I rarely introduce colour to the equation. So, I spent time exploring ink and paint, materials he often used, but just as in my days in art school I struggled to connect. I am not writing paint off just yet, maybe I just haven't found the way that I need to work with it yet, but I did find another route, my own route. One of my favourite things about colour is monochrome. Getting lost in the dreamy depths that a singular hue provides. It must be something about the way the light is all bouncing into the eye at exactly the same frequency that makes my eye dilate hungrily and gives me an immense sense of pleasure. The Mono collection explores this simple idea - colour and explosive energy. 

My father had energy when he worked. He connected with the materials and tools he used. He felt the energy from them, listened to them, and responded intuitively. I don't use paint brushes or chisels like he did but I have this intimate connection with my explosives. When I work I become quite zen, my mind doesn't just think about where I am placing my material, I am thinking about what will happen in the future, once a huge ripple of energy ignites it in a complex chain reaction. The expanding gasses, the air pressure, the heat, the speed, the trajectory. He taught me how to listen, I just do it with forces as well. 


SHOP LAUNCH RELEASE SCHEDULE


12TH AUGUST / DOMED

19TH AUGUST / SWAYED

26TH AUGUST / BLANCED
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