Wishy Washy, Chitty Chatty
In the series ‘withdrawal symptoms’, which are usually smaller in size than de Bree’s paint- ings, a new method is introduced. In stacked layers of (wall)paper, incisions are made with a knife and ink is applied onto the surface of the paper. The groves left by the knife are partially filled with ink. When the excess ink is removed, ink remains in the cuts and forms thin lines that can be compared with pencil lines. Then, again, parts from the drawing are removed, reversed and affected to create an unexpected composition.