Christian Ovís is a self-taught Dutch artist that specializes in hard-edge abstract painting. He aims to assemble both the simplicity as well as complexity of non-objective art. His artworks are usually, but not always, geometric and characterised by angular shapes and distinct colors. Christian Ovís lives in Amsterdam. His work is often inspired by components in today’s society. A recent series named ‘Laundering’ is a statement against consumerism. The ‘templates’series visualises patterns of everyday activities in societal context.
I constantly study current abstract and modern art on social media. It influences my view on colors and design. Furthermore, I am inspired by the work of great artists like Rothko, Malevich and Mondrian.
Describe your creative process.
It always starts with a basic idea or concept. Further views come to mind during the progress of the artwork. For instance which color or shape to apply next. I work in various steps, often by use of masking tape. In each step I lay unique molds onto the painting. This constitutes the ability of creating a multi-layerd effect.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Minimalism, Geometric, Modern
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
The best advise I have been given is to make sure my paintings are recognizable and that the authenticity can be guaranteed. Therefore I apply a unique wax seal on front and make sure all paintings are signed, name and dated on the back.
Where do you go for inspiration?
To bed! While having difficulties falling asleep the best ideas come to mind.
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