Artist: iefje Boissevain
Medium: Mixed media / resin
Size: 1800 x 600mm
“This piece was created when I was in another silly mood. Not too serious and having a playful time inside my head. I was imagining playing a game of noughts and crosses but there would be no winner, so the game is unfinished. There are two figures there and it is also a depiction of love, hugs and kisses. It is after all, whatever the viewer wants to see, but at the end of the day, just have some fun and let’s play.”
The original artwork you see here, comes from a very long, slow and meticulous technique made up of many overlays.
The process begins on a solid timber frame covered with ply, which then has all the different coatings applied. The first layers can include textured compounds, fabrics, papers, sand, bark, and driftwood. I recently have added fresh herbs, seed pods and other foliage from my gardens. Anything that will create texture really.
Then I use different types of paint, inks, metallic leaf, again layering each product, to create a vibrant and glowing piece of contemporary art.
Finally, the entire work is covered with 4 or 5 generous coats of UV resistant high gloss resin, which adds a rich appeal to the captivating artwork.