(Still Emo Josh) yet
Gijs van Lith (1984 - )
Gijs van Lith, (Still Emo Josh) yet (2023)
Gijs van Lith (1984, NL) considers the canvas on which a painting is made as important as the material with which he paints it. Aspects such as materiality, the originality of the act, the relationship between gestural time and timelessness of the work, and the luminosity granted to the physicality of the painting, unquestionably cover all his work. Van Lith paints layer after layer, but also regularly scratches and rubs away, causing the canvas skin structure to show craters and burrows, accumulations and holes, with the end result having no front or back.