Loopholes is an on-going series of canvas-based works using five different types of commercially produced pre-primed canvas, three are pre-primed white, one is pre- primed black, and another for inkjet printers has been printed with a dot matrix. Two layers of different canvas are stretched over a frame with one or multiple circles cut from the upper layer revealing the lower layer. The canvases are stretched with either their pre-primed side or reverse (unprimed) side facing forwards.


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90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020

clockwise from top left no. 1-30, no. 31-60, no. 61-90

stretched canvases, cut and extracted circles

each 50 x 35 cm, each block 250 x 210 cm

complete installation 250 x 650 cm

90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020 (detail)

no. 80, stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

50 x 35 cm

90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020 (detail)

no. 85, stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

50 x 35 cm

90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020 (detail)

no. 87, stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

50 x 35 cm

A list of all possible combinations, using the canvases’ brand name or an abbreviation of it, provided a systematic plan for stretching the canvases and an individual label for each canvas. The upper canvas is listed first and the lower one follows in parentheses.


90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020

no. 68,detail of the back of the canvas

50 x 35 cm

A series of large-format canvases each feature one or more cut and extracted circles. The distribution of the circles was determined in advance, each centering on the intersection of a diagonal grid but the particular points selected by chance.


Loopholes #5, 2020

stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

200 x 140 cm

Loopholes #6, 2020

stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

200 x 140 cm

Loopholes #3, 2020

stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

200 x 140 cm

The large scale "Loopholes" are mapped out in advance in a series of digital renderings where the holes are plotted in relation to a grid that remains invisible in the final work.


Loophole Diagram #2, 2020

inkjet print on archive paper

59.4 x 42 cm

Loophole Diagram #3, 2020

inkjet print on archive paper

59.4 x 42 cm

Loophole Diagram #5, 2020

inkjet print on archive paper

59.4 x 42 cm

90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020 (detail)

no. 90 Bolero Back (Gian-Back), stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

50 x 35 cm

90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020

90 stretched canvases, cut and extracted circles

50 x 35 cm, in total 250 x 630 cm

The large format canvases could, in future, be arranged in multi-canvas sequences to create site specific installations. What a possible diptych could look like is demonstrated below:


Loopholes Diptych, 2020 – a prospective diptych using Loopholes #3 and #4

stretched canvases, cut and extracted circles

each 200 x 140 cm, in total 200 x 280 cm

Loophole Diagram #1, 2020

inkjet print on archive paper

59.4 x 42 cm