This is something that I was thinking a lot about, what is the reason to not print something? What is the reason to not give something completely out of your hand? And I think it comes through qualities that are visible in movement. It’s about qualities that are visible if you’re very near a work. If you go close to my works you see that there’s a lot of stuff going on. There’s some little splotches that I over painted. There’s a sort of an archeology onto the works because there are higher levels, there are lower levels. So it’s really something you can experience.
Harm Gerdes, 2022
Gerdes’ painting practice is process-based and experimental, a push and pull between spontaneous and methodical approaches which pool together on each canvas. This exhibition exemplifies his experimentation in operations and procedures – bringing a period of half a year of work together in the gallery space.