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Yoga & Pilates

Ongoing series of charcoal drawings and oil paintings 2019-2020.

The series is based on found images from the Internet of anaerobic exercise group classes such as yoga, Pilates and weight lifting. The picturial caption attemps to investigate and reveal the group dynamics and the power structures that occur in these very particular situations. The style and the compositions for these painting/drawing consciously references classical paintings such as ‘Autonomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’ by Rembrandt, and ‘The Doctor’ by François-Adolphe Grison.