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Brief Published: 3 Apr 2012

Matthias van Arkel: Silicone Paintings


Swedish fine artist Matthias van Arkel dyes sheets of silicone rubber and compiles them in textured artworks reminiscent of abstract paintings. Van Arkel uses platinum-cured silicone – a flexible, tear-resistant form of the polymer – which he then treats with pigments to produce a variety of hues, ranging from saturated brights to pale pastels.

His works’ wax-like finish immediately tempts viewers to touch it – highlighted in his recent show at the Andersson/Sandström Gallery, Sweden, titled Please Touch the Artwork.

Matthias van Arkel
Andersson/Sandström Gallery

Art & Design