Antonius Gerardus,

The idea for the creation of this triptych started off with a selection of ten arbitrary chosen elements which were going to be part of the scene. The different subjects existed out of a location, figures, materials and objects. A short description unfolded those elements and immediately opened up ideas for possible representations. This was just a starting point and a motive for creating compositional sketches, drawings and studies of textures and shapes. Dozens of drawings followed up and all the different elements started to develop into personalized characteristics. There were a lot of alterations during the process of creating this triptych. It existed out of a big reactional game of narrative and composition, explored on the large and small size borders of the paper.

In the middle panel there is a main character located, the man with the hat and cigar. On the table we see a tortuous branch that symbolizes the life of the figure. His right hand is located on the branch. It divides the future from the past and occupies the present. The figure has reached a moment of reviewing the past and peeks over his shoulder with its body facing the future. It is a crucial moment since his legs are already in movement to make a risky step into an abyss from which he does not know the deepness. By reviewing his past, he is deciding the depth of this abyss. In the time the figure finds himself, there is not yet a case of an optimistic vision of the future. But in its retrospective state, he is trying to find the right step to make.

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal
Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal
Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal

Antonius Gerardus - Charcoal on paper -
Middle panel 200x150 cm - Left & Right panel 90x200 cm 
-2018-

The images that continue here are a selection of proces drawings, created in service for the triptych.

charcoal drawing freek van zoest

59.4 x 42 cm - Charcoal on paper

Antonius Gerardus pencil drawing freek van zoest

47 x 42 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal

35 x 45 cm - Charcoal on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing pencil

21 x 14.8 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal

84 x 59.4 cm - Charcoal on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing pencil

14.8 x 10.5 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal
Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal
Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal
Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal
Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal

5X - 40 x 36.5 cm - Charcoal on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 14,8 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 92,7 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

29,7 x 21 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

14,8 x 10,5 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing charcoal

35.8 x 27 cm - Charcoal on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

29,7 x 42 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 14,8 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

18 x 11 x 10 cm - Cardboard and pinewood

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 14,8 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 14,8 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 14,8 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 14,8 cm - Pencil on paper

Antonius gerardus freek van zoest drawing

21 x 14,8 cm - Pencil on paper

freek van zoest charcoal drawing antonius gerardus

Exhibition Rhizom, Gele Zaal - KASK, Gent - 2018