#015 - Job Wouters
4 colour, hand pulled, screen print.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
50 x 70 cm, frame not included.
A little word from Job
“I tried looking up information on Møkster online, but it’s not really been documented very extensively online. I could only dig up a handful of photos, so once I arrived, the stunning beauty of the island was even more overwhelming. I expected to work a lot, which I didn’t. I also expected to eat a lot of fish, which I definitely did. It was truly divine to have all the time in the world; solitude without loneliness. It’s been a while since I last experienced this sense of true autonomy without restlessness. Actually it could very well be true that I’ve never felt this pure autonomy before. The way I consumed the landscape and my new surroundings also came as a suprise. I brought books, paint and my laptop with me, but barely touched any of it. The way I consumed the landscape was eye opening. After a day of exploring the island and climbing the rocks I felt completely satisfied.
The idea that – for centuries – people have been hunting for the same fish I was fishing for, from the same rocks I was standing on, fascinates me. I wanted to make an artwork about that thought. I have painted the term ‘hunter-gatherers’, to represent how I felt on the island, like a modern day hunter-gatherer. After all, I did have floor heating in my apartment! The print is made with a split fountain technique, which creates the fluent color gradient, a technique also leaving each print slightly unique. On the back of the print we’ve decided to print the work studies for the typography of ‘hunter-gatherers’, effectively making two prints in one.”
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