Sebastiaan Schlicher, contemporary artist, about his work:
The core element that informs my practice is the concept of Noise.
Noise as a fundamental principle of randomness and uncertainty, and metaphorically, as a state of consciousness in which the self is merged with its surroundings and all sensory information is treated as equally important.
My drawings, sound performances, and electronic prototypes are different constructs addressing complex emotional and sensory experiences of everyday life.
I use the simplest and most fundamental means to construct complex images; there is no preparatory work, and no post-process of editing or refinement.
Immediacy takes center stage.
Through stacking and combining gestures, and following up on their existence as directives, I am trying to figure out what the image wants and forget what I want - This way I allow the image to become ever more complex in unpredictable ways.
Images and text courtesy the artist
Caption 1: Ghost from past summoned raw, 2023, felt-tip pen, acrylic paint marker, graphite, pigment stick and oil stick on paper, 40x30cm
Caption 2: raging spirit / the new collaborator, 2023, pigment stick, oil crayon, conté, graphite and colour pencil on paper, 40x30cm