Thinking Outside the Box


Basic Information

Title: Thinking Outside the Box

Size: 60cm by 50cm

Materials: Silk Gloss Paint, Cotton Canvas

Made: 13/06/2015

Availability: ‚ā¨100,- (excl. shipping costs)



The red squared box in the middle seems to be inside but also outside the larger box.The colour of the red box accentuates it's importance.


Background Story

I always liked the impossible drawings made by Escher and always wanted to make on for myself. After a night out in Amsterdam me and Andrew were standing on the Warmoesstraat waiting for some Spanish friends to decide what to do next. All of a sudden a guy came by and Andrew started to talk with him. He seemed to be an artist. Andrew said to him that he was interested in art and wanted to start art school. The guy invited us to his small house next to the Oudekerk to talk about art a bit more. He showed us some of his work and we've sit outside for at least an hour talking about arts. When I came home I couldn't sleep because of all the inspiration I got. I decided to start drawing something i always wanted to draw: Impossible figures.

After making several paintings for the wall in my room i decided that it became time to paint the impossible box an canvas as well. I used a 50cm wide and 60 cm high canvas as my room was only 12 square meters big. I wanted to paint it earlier although I remembered that during the wall painting I had problems to make the lines nicely and smooth. I knew that I had to work on my skills to be able to do it decently, so I did. I painted the work in several days and tried to shape the lines as perfect as possible. I also changed the colors of the box into red as the contrast with the white background will be bigger.