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Guido Vermeulen's mail art envelopes are like worlds into themselves and at the same time they are part of the much larger whole.

(a comment by NANCY BELL SCOTT, USA, on the IUOMA network)

Guido's paintings are like finding images in the clouds
(a comment by Kathleen D. Johnson, USA, on IUOMA)

Guido does not paint monsters but spirits and ghosts, full of love, tenderness and compassion
(LIZA LEYLA during a conversation, Belgium)

His ability to express emotions through painting is a beautiful gift. Allowing oneself to feel sadness is the most direct route through grief. His paintings feel peaceful and kind.

(STEPHEN WALKER, USA)


My life is shifting... Your work is intangible, ethereal, cosmically rewarding. i eat it up & savor it like a great sandwich! It made my day!
(Lisa PEREZ, USA, on IUOMA)

Thank you for the TALISMAN painting on the envelope. It is real cool and creepy at the same time. I haven’t seen a piece of abstract capture such as pain and emotion so well since I visited the museum of art in Toledo. Bravo!
(Sarah Jo Pender, USA, from the Indiana Women’s Prison)

I suppose you could characterize Guido's painting style as expressionist. I know he is very interested in dreams as a source for art and poetry, and these particular chapter pages seem like shadowy dream corridors filled with shifting images and scenes. The Michaux quotes work as a counterpoint, Guido's art is taking over when the limits of language have been reached.
(De Villo Sloan, USA, on my tribute pages to Henri Michaux, see LAMUSAR blog)

Guido’s art expressions are always poems and they show us the reality of our real faces and souls (Mariana Serban, Romania)

His titles have both inspired and educated me (Alicia Starr, USA)

dinsdag 17 augustus 2010

THIS BE A DREAM



Intervention on a mail art envelope, mailed to Mariska Van Den Heuvel in the Netherlands, accompanied by a short statement:


This be a dream

Afraid of the white paper? I don't see how this is possible. Very early I discovered that if you mix different medium on a paper , ghosts appeared automatically on the paper.
The fusion of ink, acrylic paints, water colors and water create automatic drawings or automatic impressions of creatures. You only have to see them and act on them.
This work was created by mixing red, yellow and blue watercolors together, let it rest and see the images that were automatically created.
The next day I accentuated this with black china ink and some white and red.
My role was to see the world hidden in the paper and make it visible on the surface.
It's like rendering a well-hidden dream more visible. You see it and yet you don't understand its meaning. This painting is like a dream, a dream I like.

Guido Vermeulen

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