A painted investigation on the canvas, about the relation between crowdfunding and creating. Who decides?
On the Dutch crowdfunding website voordekunst.nl, the project invited the public to buy a white canvas. Schwarzmalen obtained enough funding to start. Eight painters challenged the public with multiple-choice questions. The results affected the painting process of each painter. For five weeks the public and painters were connected by Schwarzmalen.
As an investigation, I painted City Sphere “Platform One”, about the Genius Loci, the sense of Platform One, in the train station Amsterdam Zuid. I frequently traveled from this platform. I was interested in what would determinate my intuitive choices on the canvas; the context of Schwarzmalen (the questions/input of the public ), or the Genius Loci of the platform?
The Schwarzmalen painters were: Marieke Hunze, Harke Kazemier, José Krijnen, Astrid Moors, Marja van Putten, Baukje Spaltro, Saskia Tannemaat en Rob Visje.
Schwarzmalen is a project by Marja van Putten and Astrid Moors. Schwarzmalen 3 was a groupshow in Art Chapel (Amsterdam NL) in april 2018.