Other works

 

Blossom – seen Ofili (left), 2010

Blossom – seen Ofili (left), 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
59 x 76 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom leaves, 2010

Blossom leaves, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom hearts, 2010

Blossom hearts, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / In contrast to the painting Blossom – seen Ofili, here the hearts of the flowers have been liberally dabbed with bright red paint.

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom arms, 2010

Blossom arms, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – hurricane, 2010

Blossom – hurricane, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 117 cm (2 parts)

Note / In Blossom – butterfly, Blossom – storm, Blossom – mistral and Blossom – hurricane, Van Warmerdam reacts to the stormy gusts of wind that seem to be present in the film stills. She says about Blossom – butterfly, ‘During my somewhat energetic painting of this canvas, the stormy blowing of the wind resulted in two flapping butterfly wings.’

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – mistral, 2010

Blossom – mistral, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 117 cm (2 parts)

Note / In Blossom – butterfly, Blossom – storm, Blossom – mistral and Blossom – hurricane, Van Warmerdam reacts to the stormy gusts of wind that seem to be present in the film stills. She says about Blossom – butterfly, ‘During my somewhat energetic painting of this canvas, the stormy blowing of the wind resulted in two flapping butterfly wings.’

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – bunches, 2010

Blossom – bunches, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
58 x 76 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – blurred, 2010

Blossom – blurred, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 117 cm (2 parts)

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – patchwork, 2010

Blossom – patchwork, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 117 cm (2 parts)

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – drops, 2010

Blossom – drops, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 59 cm

Note / After having largely covered the print with an extremely thin layer of paint, Van Warmerdam sprinkled the surface with drops of thinned mother-of-pearl paint.

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – storm, 2010

Blossom – storm, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 59 cm

Note / In Blossom – butterfly, Blossom – storm, Blossom – mistral and Blossom – hurricane, Van Warmerdam reacts to the stormy gusts of wind that seem to be present in the film stills. She says about Blossom – butterfly, ‘During my somewhat energetic painting of this canvas, the stormy blowing of the wind resulted in two flapping butterfly wings.’

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – butterfly, 2010

Blossom – butterfly, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 117 cm (2 parts)

Note / In Blossom – butterfly, Blossom – storm, Blossom – mistral and Blossom – hurricane, Van Warmerdam reacts to the stormy gusts of wind that seem to be present in the film stills. She says about Blossom – butterfly, ‘During my somewhat energetic painting of this canvas, the stormy blowing of the wind resulted in two flapping butterfly wings.’

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

 

Other works

 

Blossom – in the air, 2010

Blossom – in the air, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
76 x 117 cm (2 parts)

Note / After the Blossom paintings of 2009, in 2010 Van Warmerdam made a new series of Blossom works, in which the striping, stamping and sweeping is replaced by a mainly pointillist technique. The touches and streaks of paint are applied to the canvases using small and large brushes. Van Warmerdam wanted to give this work an airy title.

Other works

 

Blossom – seen Ofili, 2010

Blossom – seen Ofili, 2010
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
59 x 76 cm

Note / Van Warmerdam gave this work the title Blossom – seen Ofili
shortly after seeing a Chris Ofili retrospective in London.

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Flower 1 – green peduncle, 2009

Flower 1 – green peduncle, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
80 x 47 cm

Note / The works in the Flower series are distinguishable by such things as the size of the canvas and the colour of the stems. The title indicates not only the colour, but also whether there are one or several stems.

Other works

 

Blossom – bows, 2009

Blossom – bows, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / Here, the artist feels that the only two spots in the still that are not blurred deserve some extra protection.

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – twins, 2009

Blossom – twins, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 135 cm

Note / Not only can a broom or a squeegee be used as a brush, but a strip of wood can serve just as well, dipped in paint and stamped onto the canvas, as in this case.

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – brushes, 2009

Blossom – brushes, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – sweep, 2009

Blossom – sweep, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / A canvas two and a half metres wide requires a large brush. Van Warmerdam grabbed a huge broom from the corner of her studio and gave the canvas a good sweep.

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – petals, 2009

Blossom – petals, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – brush, 2009

Blossom – brush, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 135 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Other works

 

Blossom – bow, 2009

Blossom – bow, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again ‘highlighting what the image already contains’. MvW: ‘I thought that the motionless blossom twig in the centre of the picture, amidst the thrashing branches, needed a halo.’

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Blossom – snow, 2009

Blossom – snow, 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
200 x 258 cm

Note / The point of departure for the large Blossom series was again
‘highlighting what the image already contains’.

Other works

 

Bloesemblaadjes (Blossom petals), 2009

Bloesemblaadjes (Blossom petals), 2009
acrylic paint, inkjet print on canvas
58 x 41 cm

Note / For the Blossom series Van Warmerdam made
small canvases, which then served as the point of departure for her
large Blossom series. MvW: ‘By reacting to the image, there is a certain
accentuation of what I consider eye-catching in the print. How simple
can it be? I sometimes ask myself that, but I continue to be fascinated
by the phenomenon of what strikes me first about an image, and then I
make the canvas anyway.’