The artist teases himself into boredom by reproducing copies of original textile panels. This methodology of repeatedly making the same introduces the notion of ‘confection painting’: the use of ‘original’ work as a blueprint for ‘imitations’. Paijmans acts both as the sewer as well as the manager of his own sweatshop.
During the repetitive task of producing confection paintings, the artist hankers for the ‘aura’ of the original, while making each copy. What ultimately remains of an artists’ practice when one decomposes one’s own work and reproduces it over and over?
New work by Wouter Paijmans is on view in The Bakery.
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