Galerie Roger Katwijk

Prinsengracht 737, 1017 JX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

info@remove.me @galerierogerkatwijk.nl

www.rogerkatwijk.com

 

 

 

I have been working with paper for thirty years and with recycled rolled paper in particular for twenty years. My projects continue to evolve as I experiment with the different textures, thicknesses, widths, and colors of this medium.

I began my exploration with Kraft paper, I exposed large rolls of it to the natural elements of wind and weather in order to see what sort of metamorphosis would take place. I immersed the paper in pools of sumi ink, colored ink, sea water, sand, dirt, fire and sunlight to effect a transformation.

I use various techniques to create three dimensional forms. With adding machine tape I unroll the tight layers and then re-roll them into a more loose form in order to allow for manipulation. I then twist the paper, stack it, fold it, soak it, cut it, bury it, or just expose it to sunlight to see how it reacts.

The forms themselves come from topographic, geologic, industrial, architectural and constructivist sources. I also study the geological landscape, I reflect on how architecture relates to that landscape
and I think of how the Constructivists juxtaposed volumes to create objects.

I love working with paper because of the challenge of using such a common, ordinary, everyday medium to create uncommon sensual forms. At times I transform the paper and at times the paper
transforms itself.

My instinct is to draw imagery from very simple events like the waves created by drops of rain falling into a pool of water that radiate outward endlessly. I cannot work against this natural effect, I would rather join in and collaborate with nature.

Jae Ko, January 2020

Jae Ko
Five Rectangular #1 (Black in the Ultramarine Blue)
2020, Rolled paper and color pigment ink, 55 x 44 x 3 in.
Jae Ko
Five Rectangular #1 (Black in the Ultramarine Blue)
2020, Rolled paper and color pigment ink, 55 x 44 x 3 in.
Jae Ko
Five Rectangular #2 (Ultramarine Blue in the Black)
2020, Rolled paper and color pigment ink, 55 x 44 x 3 in.
Jae Ko
Five Rectangular #2 (Ultramarine Blue in the Black)
2020, Rolled paper and color pigment ink, 55 x 44 x 3 in.
Jae Ko
Flow #1
2019, Recycled rolled Paper, 16 feet x 32 feet x 5 inches
Jae Ko
Flow #2
2018, Recycled rolled paper, 18 feet x 30 feet x 5 inches
Jae Ko
Ultramarine Blue with Sky Blue (JK1039)
2020, Rolled paper and Color Pigment Ink, 23 x 43 x 5 in.
Jae Ko
Ultramarine Blue with Sky Blue (JK1039)
2020, Rolled paper and Color Pigment Ink, 23 x 43 x 5 in.
Jae Ko
Shiro
2015, Recycled Rolled Paper, 20 feet x 20 feet x 6 inches
Jae Ko
Escalante
2015, Recycled Kraft Rolled Paper, 8 feet x 4 feet x 6 inches
Jae Ko
Black (JK788)
2018, Rolled Paper Sumi Ink Graphite Powder and Glue, 38 x 13 x 11 in.
Jae Ko
Black (JK723)
2017, Rolled paper Sumi ink Graphite powder and Glue, 43 x 10 x 7 in.
Jae Ko
Black (JK257)
2015, Rolled paper and Black Pigment Ink, 21 x 21 x 5 in.