In the non-figurative minimalist work by visual artist Kees van de Wal we can see shapes. On canvas and as a wall object. Shapes, residual shapes and composite shapes, nearly always in a certain peace and stillness.
Since the first exhibition in 2008, from abstract landscapes with the theme of stillness the work has evolved to what it is today. After the disappearance of the horizon from the landscapes, suggestions of clouds and vegetation have been further abstracted into independent shapes. These shapes entered into a relationship with each other and with the canvas. When he no longer allowed himself to be restricted by the edges of the painting canvas, the first wall objects were a fact.
At this moment Van de Wal concentrates on shapes and residual shapes. Shapes slide over each other by which a new shape is created, shapes with a certain balance and imbalance. Van de Wal elevates these residual shapes and composite shapes into independent shapes that are no longer present coincidentally. They become shapes that take a place in the space. To have the right to exist.