A staying at age: taking the off-stage to the fore.
Published by Onomatopee. Edited with text by Freek Lomme. Text by Jan Tumlir, Rene Gabriels.
Visual artist Joan van Barneveld processes deep romantic longings within popular culture. In the absence of people a feedback of the intensity of the cultural scene is articulated through a "condensed" black veil staging a longed for, introverted grandeur. His earlier work energized the poetics of grunge culture. In recent series a deeper longing for an essential horizon is narrated with a wider visual perspective: "blackened" pictures of popular spheres, devoid of people, that allow for a more reality-based motive and open up for wider narration as diptychs and triptychs. A staying at age in rock.