Paintings by Els Kampert
Els Kampert makes contemporary pouring paintings. She is, in essence, a sculptor, but is engaged in painting technique known as "casting". It is also known as liquid art or 'pouring'. A poured painting is a beautiful abstract piece of contemporary art that follows natures Dendritic design. That means the paint flows on the canvas, similarly as to how a river would flow, and a tree's branches grow and lightning strikes form. Each expertly poured painting brings the flow of our natural world into your home in an exquisitely chosen colour scheme.
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About the Poured Paintings Els makes
Els Kampert has been a dedicated sculptor the last fifteen years and most recently started in the worlds with paints with the pouring technique. A technique in which the artist pours paint over a canvas. This sounds very simple but is a technique that needs patience, a keen eye for colour and form and a bit of neatness. Her style can thus be said to be an involved caster of paintings. In essence, Els is a sculptor. Creating sculpture is a very time consuming and physical activity that needs a lot of forethought and patience before the image emerges from the stone. This same deliberation goes into each poured painting made by Els in her studio in Delft.
Els is a self-taught or auto-didactic as the official term for an artist and an educated person from their own self-study. Els has never been to art school but has always practised art by following courses in painting, sculpting and even flower arrangement. She has been a sculptor these last fifteen years, following courses over the years by other artists and sculptors in Delft. In essence, Els has apprenticed years with artists out of the Delft region. She combines this age-old form of apprenticeship in person, with a new-age apprenticeship through online tutorials. Pouring has been an internet sensation these last years, and Els is self-taught. She, however, brings decades of experience as a sculpture and a keen eye into her newest painting endeavour, which we wholeheartedly enjoy at the gallery.
Her poured paintings are special, due to her keen eye and her years of sculpting experience. She masterfully manipulates her materials to make large and complicated sets. Els creates organic patterns through intuitive use of colour and movement. In scientific terms, the effect that Els partially uses in doing her work is called the Dendritic design, an archetype for growth patterns in nature: specific and constructive. Rivers, human lungs, tree branches, lightning all follow this effect. Els passes intuitively and manipulates this dendritic design, making it a marriage between organic patterns and Els' artistic capacities. Her choice of colour and movement when manipulating the dendritic patterns created organic compositions that remind us of the movement of nature. Depending on your mood and your interior, you can feel the strong forces or the calming effects of nature.
The subtle yet complicated colour pieces attest to Els’s patience, skill and own keen eye.
What makes Els's poured paintings even more unique is that she never names them herself. Her two (adult) children name her paintings. After Els's is satisfied that painting is complete, she shares it with her family. Her children name the paintings after the first thing they associate with the abstract pourings. Which means the abstract paintings is then embedded with meaning outside of what Els has actually made. They name alters the abstract painting into a known association. Each work is presented to collectors already altered by the viewer and the interaction between art and viewer.
Els has always created and creating art has given her a lot of comfort. “Kunst maken geeft mij veel voldoening, het geeft een gevoel dat ik mij zelf prettig en ﬁjn voel.” Translated; Making art gives me a lot of satisfaction, it gives me a way to feel good and comfortable about myself.Being an artist is putting you and your work into the world, but art also gives back. The act of creating is cathartic as it is legitimizing practice, one we often forget about when talking about art and artists.
Fluid Sculptures - Leiderdorp (November 2019)
Els Kampert only makes work for herself and her family. It is an honor to publish her work for a larger audience. Her work is often exhibited in communal office spaces.
Her first exhibition "Fluid Sculptures" ran from November 15, 2019 to December 28, 2019.
After her first exhibition several pieces of her art has been bought by French and Belgium art collectors.