Paths of Openings or Dead Ends
2020 – 2021 / Oil on linen (aluminium frame) / 180 x 220 x 2,5 cm
This work is inspired by a dream of a friend of Van de Graaf which kept on coming back about choosing the path of life. One paths leads us through a rocky landscape, full of challenges and strong resistance, but it will lead us to an opening towards the soul. The other path is the easy one, the one of the least resistance and leads us to a dead end, like literally hitting a wall.
This refers to the idea that confronting ourselves and trying to be a better version of ourselves leads to growing as a person and to get closer to our soul.