About Hans Emmelkamp
Hans Emmelkamp is mainly looking for the elimination of opposites and the achievement of balance and equilibrium in his work. Simplicity, modesty, peace and harmony are very important to him.
He finds inspiration in so-called ‘silent’ and slow painters. Painters who work in a concentrated and almost contemplative manner. Like them he wants to take the time to ‘listen’ carefully. That is, to know how the image wants to express itself.
“Have patience to wait until the mud sinks and the water becomes clear,” says a text fragment from the Tao Te Ching.
This attentive and slow way of working is for him a condition to achieve what he aims at: a still and pure visual language without ‘noise’.