Catalysis is the process of increasing the rate of a chemical reaction by adding a substance known as a catalyst. Catalysts are not consumed in the reaction and remain unchanged after it. If the reaction is rapid and the catalyst recycles quickly, very small amounts of catalyst often suffice. Mixing, surface area, and temperature are important factors in the reaction rate. Catalysts generally react with one or more reactants to form intermediates that subsequently create the final reaction product.

 

Lisanne's next series is based on this chemical reaction. A very common discussed subject is the upcycling of materials, also known as a creative reuse, transforming materials or unwanted products into new ones to be of greater quality, artistic or environmental value. So why not do it with your art?

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"One of the difficulties that artists often encounter is “finishing” a piece and not being happy with it, it is part of the journey and learning. Artists are still proud of it but are confronted with this piece of art not fulfilling their expectations. Artists tend to vary their style throughout their life, improving, experimenting and sometimes – even really often, failing. Failing is part of the process — my decision was to transform the pieces that I would maybe never show the world into something I definitely want to showcase.

 

My technique is evolving day by day, and with that, creating my own artistic style, what we could call a catalyst. Adding it to previous paintings, it gives me the possibility to change and evolve a painting, transforming it but never erasing what it once was or what was added to it. The paintings are all digital-native and include a large number of layers, going back and forth into the different techniques used on it. The viewer is invited to stay and contemplate it, immersing in the details, seeing the layering, maybe even discovering something that others may not see.

 

Already known from my traditional paintings, I am not a painter who sticks with one color, my paintings push the boundaries of color mixing. In this series I use this and go one step further, pushing all the knowledge I have about colors and how they can blend in together. Not everything works for a final piece, and not every painting works with another painting. Only the ones that can really tell a story or stimulate a feeling will be released."

In progress, soon available