The day begins
Her colors make me dizzy
I embrace her promise
Every new day begins beautifully, whether overcast and gray, or bright and full of morning colors.
And always it is a promise of a colorful day, up to us to make this promise a reality.
'Colorful Days' is an artwork in my new media / digital artworks series, based on an impressionistic photograph that I made myself.
Limited edition of 10, signed and numbered and with certificate of authenticity. Printed on museum quality Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308, 308gsm, Smooth Matte Finish, 100% Cotton Paper, Archival Quality, Acid Free.
December 09, 2021
Jacob Berghoef’s "Colorful Days" is a beautiful and extremely intriguing work that maintains a marked individuality while harkening back to polymath contemporary art master, Gerhard Richter. I confess that Berghoef’s artistic process remains a mystery to me. Presumably, the work is a digitally manipulated photograph, however, I cannot figure out where the digital tinkering begins, and the original photograph (probably a landscape) ends. The cascading kaleidoscopic colors saturate the image and rain down the surface in a psychedelic downpour (colorful days indeed!). What appears to be spectral dead tree trunks reach into the prismatic sky. The picture inspires a feeling of awe in the viewer and a powerful sense of the otherworldly.
Gerhard Richter is famous for pretty much everything; he is a renowned photorealist painter, abstract painter, photographer, and conceptual artist. Perhaps his most famous body of work is his "squeegee paintings" that share a similar abstract appearance (albeit mostly directed horizontally as opposed to the vertical direction of the present works colorful abstraction) as "Colorful Days".
I love this work and I really want to know more.
December 10, 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful critique of this work John. I feel honored, not in the least by your comparison with the work of Gerhard Richter.
As an explanation of how this work (and other digital artworks) came about: I started with an impressionistic forest photograph that I made in a Swedish pine forest, using the Intentional Camera Movement technique.
I then place one to several more or less transparant layers of manipulated colors and textures underneath or on top. Sometimes those layers are digitally created, some are exploded parts of other photographs I made, some are edited fragments from paintings by artist friends.
- Abstract, Landscape
- Photograph - Unframed
30.00 inches wide
45.00 inches tall
0.10 inches deep
- 9.00 lbs
- Scotts Valley, CA, US