Voyage trough time and space

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Important is to understand my root as an Frisian artist. My intuitive chosen form & ideas are not ordinary fantasy’s, they are connected too a deep ancient consciousness of my forefathers. Take for example the small islands in the sea i create, this could come from my Frisian forefathers who lived around the coastlines of the Nort Sea. The Roman historian Plinius the older said about this landscape;

Plinius could not say if he was standing on the ground or in water, the houses where build on little hills, Plinius thought they looked like ships, or mayby better, shipwrecks.

(Refference: Michael Pye, Aan de rand van de wereld pae 37)

Frisians lived on ”Terpen”, man made hills in the water on which they build their houses, during floods they lived high and safe. A boat was necesarry at all times because beyond the island (Terp) the landscape was full of swamps, small floating & moving pieces of land existing of broken trees and dirt, and last there was the surrounding sea. I came across these backgrounds when i searched for my roots. It was surprising too find so many connections between my intuitive chosen ideas in my work and the hisyory of my ancestors. It now fits together, there are real ancient metaphors and a deep sense of meaning in these artworks i create, more then i can ever imagine.

In an ungoing journey trough time, space, history and present i explore my psychological relation with this past. For me this is an endless journey full of meaning and gathering wisdom. It is like living inbetween two worlds…

First there is the world of the thinking mind, second the world of the sense that connects our surroundings with the mind. In this process we produce answers in our thoughts that are in real just absurd reactions on how we see things, nothing exists the way we see the world around us, we ”think” our reality into form, and in this form we find what makes us human. Here we find our human it”s abillity to create worlds that only have meaning for ”us” because we believe in the fairytale of ideas, our reality is one empty shell full of air, everything we say or build is empty and nothing when there is not us to reconize it’s richness.

The island van loon 27.7x18cm charcoal ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong b 785x509 Voyage trough time and space


The island van loon 27.7x18cm charcoal & ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong

The Polishing people 30x19.5cm charcoal ink on paper 2015 march 10 Alle Jong 785x513 Voyage trough time and space

The Polishing 30×19.5cm charcoal & ink on paper 2015 march 10 Alle Jong.

”Diary of the image above”
I did visit with duck the island of the polishing people, because of the invisibility, the less impact of art in modern times ( we see images every day) these man polish images into empty linnen. They want to say; look! this is not a painting but a piece of textile, reality itself! Yes this is what art has become, a world of blurred images. Duck asked Alle about himself; But we are not blurred? No we are a world of our own., but most art of today is trapped in reality, but us? We are build for the mind and it’s imagination.. Let’s say these polish people try to safe images by make them fade away into silence, you can see the image only if you take time by looking, it is a protest.

The island of oblivion 30.5x19.7cm charcoal ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong 785x514 Voyage trough time and space

 

At the island of oblivion 30.5×19.7cm charcoal & ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong

The discovery 30x14cm charcoal ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong1 785x386 Voyage trough time and space

The discovery 30x14cm charcoal & ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong

 

29.5x13.5cm ink charcoal on paper 2015 by Alle Jong 785x361 Voyage trough time and space

29.5×13.5cm ink & charcoal on paper 2015 by Alle Jong

Alle Jong island 785x521 Voyage trough time and space

Island, 30x20cm ink & charcoal on paper 2015

Conversations with the sublime historian Frank Ankersmit 30.1x19.5cm charcoal ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong 785x512 Voyage trough time and space

Conversations with the sublime historian Frank Ankersmit 30.1×19.5cm charcoal & ink on paper 2015 Alle Jong