leo wijnhoven

 

T.06-14578863

atelier; Egelantiersgracht 668 

 

1980 History of Art & archeology,Universityof Amsterdam

1994/1995 Ateliers Arnhem

 

 

 

CURIOSITY.

the end of western modernisme.

BALANCE INSTEAD OF GROWTH.

CREATIVITY (DIVERSITY), INSTEAD OF MARKETING (UNIFORMITY).

 

 

Modernism:

Control + exploitation of nature.

rationality---------------------------------------------] analytically,.
-- materialism, mechanism, dehumanisation------] causal,.
reductionism-----------------------------------------] and linear thinking.

hierarchy-------------------------].
 --oa.racisme----------------------].
egocultus-------------------------] submission.
-- individualism, hedonism,----]        +.
 -- short-term thinking----------] categorization.
expansion------------------------].
   colonialism, globalism-------].

idea of progress.
   growth, property.

 

 

 Leo Wijnhoven is een grootmeester in het hedendaagse

 

 geëngageerd realisme. Zijn werk handelt over sociale,

 economische,en politieke  ontwikkelingen in onze wereld,

 met name het globalisme (uniformiteit en identiteitsproblematiek),

 het vrijemarktfundamentalisme, de media- en spektakelmaatschappij.

 En over het falen van het westerse modernisme

 (rationalisme,materialisme,mechanisme,dehumanisering,reductionisme,

 lineair denken,dualiteit,hokjesgeest,hierarchie,

 beheersing en exploitatie vd natuur,t vooruitgangsidee[expansie,groei],

 t kortetermijn denken,egocultus).

 Het gaat Wijnhoven niet om  persoonlijke (vrije) expressie,

 maar meer om communicatie (bewustzijnsverandering).

 Leo Wijnhoven ankert zich niet vast aan één bepaalde richting,

 maar gebruikt een breed scala aan stijlen, gaande van de

 zogenaamde ‘green-art’, over surrealisme tot het (hyper)realisme

 

CREATIVITY(DIVERSITY) INSTEAD OF MARKETING (UNIFORMITY).

My work is about social, economic, political and scientific developments in our post-modern world,

particularly globalism (i.e. uniformity , but at the same time fragmentation -and resulting in identity problems),

the free-market-fundamentalism (including its mass consumption),

the spectacle-mediacracy   ,

and about (the end of)Western modernism (and its hierarchical relationship  to nature). I

am not so much concerned with personal (free) expression as with communication (changing

consciousness), which is why I use a broad range of styles (based on realism). My aim is to

look critically at Western modernism (the duality of  body and mind [= matter +

energy], i.e.rationalism, materialism, mechanism, dehumanising, reductionism,linear thought,

narrowmindedness, hierarchy, control and exploitation of nature [taking only, no balance

or harmony], the cult of self,expansion/growth [the idea of progress].

I am looking for new assumptions and starting points where modernistic assumptions have failed.In fact we already live for more than a century with the technical inventions coming from the theories of quantum-mechanica, based on the oppossite assumptions of modernism. However, weare still living with a modernistic mentality or mindset ; global [vs. local] ,shorttermthinking [vs.longterm] ,large scale [vs. smallscale] ,exploitation [vs. balance],profit [vs.humanity],which is the root cause of many of our current problems (particularly the climate change and the financial-economic system, i.e.political and social issues).