Ilona Hakvoort about her work:
“In painting there are two main issues for me. Finding a balance between letting paint be and controlling it. The other concern is escaping the frame.
Since 2007 I have produced ‘art-resins’, objects made of synthetic, artificial resin and pigments. These objects came into being from a desire to bring paint into the world without the need for a foundation or a support, just the pigment and the binder.
Both in my paintings on a carrier as well as in the art-resins we look at the nature of painting: how paint is behaving, how paint has evolved. Paints behaviour tamed by my interventions. The resulting images emerge from matter itself.
The resins show different grades of transparency. In some works pigmented resin is poured in pure resin. The interaction between the two liquids brings about patterns, movement. The other objects are made by pouring only pigmented resin, you see a more dense surface, color fills in the whole form.”