Erwin Clauws

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Small drawings and paintings

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A series of small works — sketches with brush and watercolor on paper and with brush and oil paint on canvas. They are ironic, critical, poetic, rejecting, affirmative, inspiring, distressing, dreadfull … comments on his own work, on the act of painting, on social subjects, on the philosophies of life, on wishes, on fears, on small coincidences, on specific interests of the artist …
By the painted ones, the titles of the work are stamped in the canvas. By the sketches on paper, the titles are laser printed on a second sheet that is combined with the sketch and hanging out on the bottom of the sketch. In this way, the titles are inseparable with the images, and together they give a very intriguing view on the inner thinking process of the artist.
In this series happens the crossover. They are inspiring for and inspired by the other series of works. Therefore this series is a never ending story and is constantly filled up …


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left: Two playing Angelswatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 288
middle: a Boys Dreamwatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 296
right: Black Hole watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 306

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left: A broken line in two boxes, just before they become a thirdwatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 309
middle: Chercher l'équilibre est de tous les temps nr. 1watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng: Looking for balance is from all times n°1) – a.c. 314
right: Chercher l'équilibre est de tous les temps nr. 2 watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng: Looking for balance is from all times n°2) – a.c. 315

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left: Chercher l'équilibre est de tous les temps nr. 3watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng: Looking for balance is from all times n°3) – a.c. 316
middle: Chercher l'équilibre est de tous les temps nr. 4watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng: Looking for balance is from all times n°4) – a.c. 317
right: Chercher l'équilibre est de tous les temps nr. 5 watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng: Looking for balance is from all times n°5) – a.c. 318

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left: Chercher l'équilibre est de tous les temps nr. 6watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng: Looking for balance is from all times n°3) – a.c. 339
middle: Paste-up with two Post-its 51x38mmpost-it on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 319
right: Contemplation drawing nr. 1watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 320

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left: Contemplation drawing nr. 2 watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 321
middle: Contemplation drawing nr. 3 watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 322 (in private collection)
right: Egalité-Liberté-Fraternitéwatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng.: Equality-Freedom-Patriotism) – a.c. 323

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left: Fallen Angel watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 324
middle: Flywatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 325
right: Quest for a Princesswatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 326

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right: Steen der Wijzen watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 (Eng.: Stone of Wisdom) – a.c. 327
middle: Victims on Conqueror paperwatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 331
right: Two fallen Angelswatercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 329

left: West-North-East-South watercolor on colored paper – 21x29,7cm – 2012 – a.c. 330

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left: Aboriginal Ancestorsoil paint on canvas – 37x55cm – 2012 – a.c. 305
middle: Arguing Philosophies oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 292 (in private collection)
right: I want to see you dance againoil paint on canvas – 46,5x56cm – 2012 – a.c. 340

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left: Blind Spotoil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 308
middle: Construction painted with a flat brushoil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 303
right: Four leaves with sunlight and shadow oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 301

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left: Let's gossip about our neighbour's husbandoil paint on canvas – 45x54cm – 2012 – a.c. 312
middle: Grote Steenweg nr.143oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 (Eng.: Main Road nr. 143) – a.c. 310
right: Grote Steenweg nr. 145, waar het gras groener is oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 (Eng.: Main road nr. 145, where the grass is greener) – a.c. 311

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left: Investment Departmentoil paint on canvas in – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 295
middle: Les trois voyelles du mot “chinois”oil paint on canvas – 45x54cm – 2012 (Eng.: The three vowels of the word “chinese”) – a.c. 298
right: On Golgotha oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 294

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left: Ordinary red dots and stripes in the skyoil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 302
middle: Les sentiments de la picturalitéoil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 (Eng.: The sentiments of the pictorial) – a.c. 293 (in private collection)
right: Three planes with two shadows oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 297

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left: Three planes with a shadowoil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 307 (in private collection)
rmiddle: Useless construction nr.1 oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 304 (in private collection)
right: Chinese construction oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 341

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left: Useless construction nr.2 oil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 336 (in private collection)
rmiddle: Run … rabbit … runoil paint on canvas – 31x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 337
right: There's no hope for sick African children – A.D. 2012oil paint on canvas – 62x40cm – 2012 – a.c. 338



Series “Part of a landscape”

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left: Part of a landscape 1 [2008 – charcoal on paper – 34,5x29cm – a.c.112]
middle: Part of a landscape 2 [2009 – charcoal on paper – 47x31cm – a.c.159]
right: Part of a landscape 3 [2009 – charcoal on paper – 48x32cm – a.c.160]

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left: Part of a landscape 4 [2009 – charcoal on paper – 48x32cm – a.c.165]
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Part of a landscape 5 [2009 – charcoal on paper – 36x25cm – a.c.162]
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Part of a landscape 6 [2009 – charcoal on paper – 51x36cm – a.c.163]

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left: Part of a landscape 7 [2008 – charcoal on paper – 31x32,5cm – a.c.164]
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Part of a landscape 8 [2009 – charcoal on paper – 58x42cm – a.c.169 – in private collection]
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Part of a landscape 9 [2010 – charcoal on paper – 56x36cm – a.c.219]

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left: Part of a landscape 10 [2010 – charcoal on paper – 47x31cm – a.c.220]
middle: Part of a landscape 11 [2011 – charcoal on paper – 51x36cm – a.c.259 - in private collection]
right: Part of a landscape 12 [2009 – charcoal on paper – 48,5x26cm – a.c.260]