The Little Black Ink Man
solo tentoonstelling met tekeningen van Jelte van Lente
13 november t/m 23 december 2016
Drawing is playing around with ink and creating illusions. Sometimes the lines that I am drawing with my brush seem to come to life. They turn into ribbons of ink that move around through space on the flat surface. The spirit of drawing starts taking over, in the shape of a little man made of ink. He pops up and begint to draw on everything. He is like a vandal except that his brush marks are quite elegant. He is like the ghost in Aladdin's lamp but instead of in a lamp he lives in my ink pot. He doesn't make my drawing for me entirely but he leaves his mark on all of them. Sometimes I have to tame the little black ink man. He can ruin things for you if you let him have his way. All he thinks about is what he wants. He can will himself into being and just as easily erase himself. Now that he came into my life, I wonder if I can ever get rid of hem.