Earthy Colors and Abstract Shapes: Art by Tim Van Ginkel
Tim Van Ginkel is an American artist who specializes in printmaking techniques. The artist’s heavily layered prints have an almost antiqued appearance, with earthy colors and abstract shapes.
Tim’s collection of 2016 works features works that seem more unified. These prints, which heavily utilize neutral colors in orange, brown and green tones, act as dreamlike meditations on color and form. They’re contrasted against the artist’s older works, where geometry and systems produce works that lean more toward the figurative. I rather enjoy Tim’s recent works as a series – seen together they seem almost to form a sequence.
While more defined figures appear in some of his works, Tim keeps his layered backgrounds constant throughout his portfolio. I like the almost muddy appearance of some of these, with large, loose strokes of tonally similar colors creating a textured, aged appearance as the basis for the rest of the printmaking process.