Size: 10"W x 8"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
This piece is not as complex as other paintings in the nonsense series, and I think this is mostly because all the forms are the same size. In all the other pieces the size of the forms varied, but in this one all the forms are uniform across the entire painting. After the background was painted the colored forms were written using felt-tipped pens first. Then the ghostly white forms were written directly on top using gouache and a dip pen. Measures 10x8, acrylic and gouache on canvas.
Hello, my name is Christian Weykamp I am a calligraphy artist living in upstate New York. During a state mandated studio art class in the 9th grade, our teacher spent two weeks teaching us the basics of dip pens and calligraphy. From that moment I was totally hooked. I even once failed a history assignment after turning in an assignment written in calligraphy on parchment paper, even after my teacher insisted that all papers must be typed. From that time I've done countless wedding projects with my calligraphy skills. As much as I like doing this work I always wanted to take calligraphy off the paper to use it to make beautiful paintings. My work is inspired by all types of calligraphy; arabic, hebrew, blackletter, hieroglyphics, runes, and anything else I come across. Since branching out more into painting in 2015 I have been a part of several group shows, sold paintings to people all across the USA, and have even won a couple of awards at local shows. Thanks for taking a look!