Oil on linen
100 x 120 cm
In his repertoire, Krijn Kroes unveils the thin line between figuration and abstraction. He is fascinated by the impact the light has on the audience’s perception of the work. In ‘Seerose III’, Kroes controls the brushstrokes to navigate the direction of light. The painting gleams, reflecting the luminescence of its surroundings. The dark tones of the pond, juxtaposed with the radiant lily ponds create a mysterious ambiance. One might perceive the atmosphere as dark and occult, another as charming and enchanted. The artist invites the viewers to apply their imagination, fill in the gaps, and experience the work subjectively.