Things I don’t Understand
Jim Mooijekind’s works stem from an inner reaction to themes he often does not fully understand. Abstract concepts like his emotions, psychology and art as whole. He symbolizes these abstract observations in a figurative cartonesk way. In this realm of symbolism he creates a world where the Epic and the Mundane can co-exist in an equal way. Male pattern baldness as a Memento Mori, and a plank leaning on a stick Symbolizing the entire art world. He uses this way of simplification to understand and study these matters he finds hard to wrap his head around, and to communicate with people that may be in the same space of thought.
In his Stroboscope Paintings Mooijekind portrays the constant shifting between juxtapositions; yin and yang, black and white, light and darkness, boredom and fear. The fast phase wherein these profiles change result in a hypnotic rhythm, a rhythm we all dance to.