I am in a room, blindfolded. An almighty opponent is playing me. The game is a matter of life and death, of controlling or being controlled. It’s impossible to beat him, but I must and will. I refuse to believe in a god of the game unless that god is me. And I almost do win, but then I wake up, bathing in cold sweat, still wearing my shirt and cap. Rinus van de Velde

240 x 342 cm Charcoal on paper tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam Photo: Wedocumentart

Rinus van de Velde sees his independent works of art as parts of one large installation. Together they become a fictitious story in which the artist features as a character. This is how he reflects on the world of art, on being an artist and on the mythical status of the artist’s studio. Van de Velde’s studio is very important to him. His drawings also refer, either directly or indirectly, to other art disciplines.

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