Ludamus, let's play

Last winter, I visited the exhibition ‘Pure Rubens’ in the Boymans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam and found myself inspired by Rubens’ oil sketch of Psyche Taken Up into Olympus. Unlike Rubens I am all for the idea of a woman as god and creator!
 
My new series ‘Ludamus’, Latin for ‘Let’s Play’, came into existence. I long for divine, voluptuous goddesses flying to heaven. I engaged dancers, who could watch their movements on the screen during the shoot. Working that directly and in the moment, created a burst of playful energy, as you can see.

This new series will be presented by Reinisch Contemporary @ the SIAF, the Salzburg International ArtFair (Airport Salzburg). August 10 till august 18 2019. 

This summer Zerp Galerie Rotterdam shows the small sizes of this Ludamus series in wooden frames.