Synthetic concretism | fusion between the monochrome and the painterly gesture
For perception without preoccupation silence is important to me and this reflects in my paintings. My work also deals with my emotional bond with shapes, materials and colours in which I always strive for a certain contrast that expresses a sense of 'being affected' that I recognize in myself and things around me. It is this 'Synthetic concretism' wherein I strive for a fusion, within concrete painting, between the monochrome and the painterly gesture and thus give new meaning to the concept of painting within the fundamental imagery.
Quote Review: "Geerts excels in his use of colour, tonal contrast and composition but most especially in his masterly application of paint."
And: "Above all, his use of colour and form resound - quietly but insistently - with a sense of being ‘exactly where they should be, and nowhere else'."
...© 2010 Noord Hollands Dagblad, Lida Bonnema, artcritic