"Study for NGC-6188" by Jan Pieter Fokkens

2021
$1,980 USD
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Dimensions
W: 19.25" D: 1.25" H: 25.25"
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CJPF036
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The colorful paintings of Jan Pieter Fokkens transport us to distant worlds beyond our comprehension. Within his seemingly infinite networks of lines, dots, and crosses, he decodes the recognizable to create something unfamiliar.

Each work begins with a colorized photo captured by a deep-space telescope. With the aid of custom algorithms, Fokkens manipulates the “fake pixels” of these images, isolating qualities of pattern and color. He then hand-paints these abstracted qualities in his unique pointillist style, reconstructing the sense of longing and wonder one feels when they look out at the stars.

Entitled "Study for NGC-6188," this painting explores the star-forming emission nebula NGC 6188, located 4,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Ara.

Acrylic on arches paper. Framed.

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Jan Pieter Fokkens

Inspired by telescope images of distant galaxies, star clusters and nebula, the colorful paintings of Jan Pieter Fokkens invite us to worlds full of wonder and imagination. Assembled from fragments of pattern and color, his abstract compositions are a means of manipulating reality. Endlessly generating new experiences of perspective, his paintings challenge our perceptions and allow us to peer into far-off worlds.

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