Johan Rijpma: Refreshment

Johan Rijpma's artwork is often the result of his fascination by the exploration of the creative design process and the element of unpredictability.

This latest film/animation project was created for the Alpha60 Projects, an online exhibition platform, bringing together artists to produce new and exciting work. 'Refreshment' was a collaborative project with Mark IJzerman and Umeu Bartelds.

The piece explores the random shapes created by an evaporating water spill, before the spill completely dries up the new shape left behind is artificially refreshed, enlarged and recreated with fresh water. The process repeats with these interventions, as the 'life' of the evaporating stain is drawn out to an unnatural length, revealing new forms that otherwise could never have existed.


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