About Robert Wevers
“I want to be a constructive artist.
The period of modernism during the 20th century could be defined as a period where artists tried to deconstruct-, to fragment their reality in order to reflect new developments in science. My paintings are an attempt to unite the visible world around us with the fairly invisible universe of atomic elements.”
Robert Wevers worked as a painter in the tradition of the old Dutch Masters for a long time, using photography as a valuable aid.
As from 1999 he embraced new digital printing techniques in his attempt to approach photography from a painterly point of view. Particularly Inkjet printing served this aim.
Eventually the immaterial nature of photography proved too thin for Wevers: painting re-entered the scene in his experiments with superimposed layers of inkjet and acrylic paint.
He uses digitalized images of nature, holiday snapshots, pictures from science books and scanned structures of paint which are printed on heavy weight paper.
After fixing these prints to a backing of double honeycomb cardboard he dyes parts of the printed images with an acrylic emulsion.
The result is a complex structure of both photographic and painted elements.