1979 - 1987
After years of dedicating himself to pencil drawings, Piet Van embarks on a new artistic venture – painting. In the 1980s, he explores the medium by working on the reverse side of a linen canvas, employing watercolors in a diluted form (5% paint / 95% water). This technique leaves little room for errors, pushing him to embrace the constraints of the canvas as a catalyst for his creativity. Paradoxically, these limitations grant him greater freedom in his artistic expression.
With his paintings, Piet Van ventures into the realm of optical illusions, skillfully manipulating colors, forms, and compositions to create mesmerizing visual effects. Through his innovative approach, he captivates viewers and invites them to explore the boundaries of perception and reality.