In my work I create subtle gradients with oil paints, seeking for smoothness in colour transitions that lead the eye into the faraway. Sometimes these colours flash purely from the canvas, at other times they are diluted into darkening twilights.
Now on view
The White Mirror is an act of reflection as much as it is an exhibition. In this solo exhibition, Donald Schenkel presents an overview of the different directions his artworks take, reexamining his fascination for oil paint and its materiality by further exploring the potential of glass, mirrors and perspex. All these materials share a kind of kinship through their inherent reflectiveness and transparency. Seeing your own reflection can be as captivating as contemplating the depths of a gradient. The artworks in this exhibition allude to both lucidness and darkness.
Assembled by Root, Zwaanshals 410, Rotterdam, The Netherlands