Lively abstract paintings by Tiny Kanters (1963)

Tiny creates vibrant, abstract paintings. His paintings are distinguished by the relief of abundant applied paint and the variety of white tones. White is laced with various organic textures and natural colors. White means for him the potential of all possibilities where anything can occur. It is his passion to awaken the senses and the mind of the beholder. So that they recognize something of themselves in an indescribable way.

Tiny creates vibrant, abstract paintings. His paintings are distinguished by the relief of abundant applied paint and the variety of white tones. White is laced with various organic textures and natural colors. White means for him the potential of all possibilities where anything can occur. It is his passion to awaken the senses and the mind of the beholder. So that they recognize something of themselves in an indescribable way.

White essence streaked with color

Tiny paints abstract. He usually paints with oil on canvas. Typically for him is the expressive use of white oil paint laced with warm or contrasting colors. Also, the frames are white. White symbolizes purity and clarity for him. White means to him the phase in which all possibilities are currently still there. From this infinite potential, arise the choices you make, represented as colors and patterns. White symbolizes for him everyone’s source from which all expression itself shows. Conversely reasoned Tiny sees white as the essence that becomes visible again when you omit the shout down by colors and forms.

Abundance use of paint and relief
His paintings, by the many white, as it were, ‘disappear’ on white walls, on which they are, and unite with this. Or they contrast on colored or dark walls. He treats the sculpts and the white by all kind of knives and spatulas. He never uses brushes but rather drapes fully devoted the paint at the canvas. The thin and thick lines of oil paint create a sense of movement and sculptures. Tiny likes to experiment with all kind of meterials and tools. Tiny uses different techniques and works with knives. He uses various materials available in his studio as a painter tool, for experimenting suits him. Tiny loves generous use of paint and relief to the canvas. He likes to paint in sizes from 1 to 3 m2.

 

Touching on an unnameable plane
Tiny hopes that people always recognize something of joy in his paintings. It is his passion to touch the mind and the senses of the viewer of his work. He wants to excite people or to experience something, without knowing exactly how that happens. The viewer will recognize something of his or her self in the painting through something that touched him or her. Recognition that touches on an indescribable level. Tiny does not know in advance what he will paint. Out of a cheerful and positive frame of mind arise his paintings.

Invitation to experience his expression
Tiny paints what he experiences deep inside at the time. From his subconscious, he expresses a feeling on the canvas, which he can appont afterward only when the painting is ready. With his paintings, he wants to invite the viewer to experience his expression.

Education
Tiny completed School of fine arts at Utrecht, The Netherlands.