LARS CORNELISSE

String Art

Lars Cornelisse was raised in a rich cultural environment within a very creative family. Making art was a daily activity for him from an early age that was not separate from life but at the service of life. After he had come into contact with many different forms and techniques for making art until he was 16, there was an increasing desire to use his own method or system to represent the images in his head that the world gave him. Between the ages of 16 and 26, Lars made a list of some 30 essential questions that reunited science and art history. This questionnaire provided an experimental period of creating and destroying artworks over a period of fifteen years.

In 2000, when he was 31, the artist managed to express one of the questions. This question : "How can I represent the string theory from quantum mechanics with painting techniques in the most minimalistic way possible?"

Cornelisse needed a corresponding system for these new own techniques with which he wanted to express the answers to his questionnaire through his artworks. This became Element-M. This system formed the basis for representing the world as the artist experiences it. He then made every choice within Element-M very consciously. The materials, the format and the design are not separate from each other, but are complementary. Within Element-M he works with 3 shapes; the Solist, the Dualist and the Cycles. Each form stands alone but at the same time is not separate from the other two forms.

Each work of art is unique and contains a piece of the creator's soul. For him as an artist, time is 'one line' which means that he can sometimes work on a work of art over a long period of years before the work has reached the final stage.

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"How can I represent the string theory from quantum mechanics with painting techniques in the most minimalistic way possible?"

Lars Cornelisse