Her geometric abstract work, constructed from blocs and lines of color, is rooted in the tradition of Mark Rothko, Piet Mondriaan and Barnett Newman. ‘You have to surpass a threshold,’ according to the artist.
The minimalism of Renckens’ art is addictive. Especially the works that have been partially sealed off by tape. You might interpret this as works-in-progress, but to Renckens this is an intentional effort. To her, tape is as important and meaningful as is paint itself. She builds up the wooden panels with acrylic and tape in layers and then very carefully and with dedication she research if she can omit or add something. Although it seems to be figured out, the unexpected plays an important role in her work,
‘My work is now getting transparent more and more. It is a mission in which I play with the unknown and experience the perfection’.
Laurien Renckens lives and works in Nijmegen.