Second floor 2
the movements of a pattern on a flowing surface
In this painting Emmy Beenken studies the movements of a pattern on a flowing surface.
By zooming in on printed matter with her father’s loupe she got fascinated by the fact that all we see and all we are made of is built up from small elements. These building blocks are arranged according to a certain pattern, which may seem very organized. But there are variations and they give it liveliness. Irregularities offer room for new possibilities and uniqueness. She decided to see what happens when the surface of a painting isn’t flat, as she is always looking for that tipping point, where order turns into chaos.