Koos van der wat PaintingS
My paintings are windows into a dimension that exists just outside of human perception, where strange planets, particles, monuments and entities endlessly emanate and undulate. I aim to create works that exude a sense of magical animation, as if the artwork is alive or transcends mundanity.
Stylistically they range from minimalist abstraction to detailed depictions of giant monsters, hyperfuturistic cityscapes and surreal landscapes. The scale of depictions may jump from the galactic scale down to the quantum string level and everything in between. They contain themes of science, technology, transcendent experiences, eroticism, pop culture and socio-political satire. I work mostly in Acrylic, Spraypaint and Charcoal.
Through the process of painting, many of the symbols and structures arise that inform the Kossy World codex, such as the K-SE Tower which first appeared in 'Afrika 3000'. The quest to decipher the vision of the Super Excellent Silos and Grid of Nature (GON) originated from the revelation of the first Glyph of Nature in the painting 'Evolvulation'.
I am inspired by ancient civilizations and literature such as the Srimad Bhagavatam, technology and current global socio-political conditions amongst many other influences. Stylistically I am influenced from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and brutalist architecture.