As a 7-year-old Gon was knitting. Together with her mother. Mom knitted a sweater, neatly according to the pattern. Gon knitted a unique sweater; hers.
Veterinary medicine gave her professional knowledge so she could also find her way in that area.
With courage, sometimes even a little reckless…
Overlooking her visual development of the last five years, it can be determined that her need to
please almost disappeared... Her story —because her work is always a narration in images— is essential. The viewer is not to be pleased. More likely, sometimes even shocked. More questions are suggested than answers presented. Thinking more and more about unorthodox ideas, she uses her increasing knowledge to achieve all the more surprising goals.
Material selection is dictated by need; How do I tell my story without concessions to the convention? During her travels she is a collector; a beachcomber. (Parts of) dead animals, discarded objects; they ignite sparks of imagination. In the same way, she collects ideas and impressions which she combines, unravels, and rearranges. One of Gon’s great inspirators for her first series in 2020-2021, was the work of Jheronimus (Jeroen) Bosch. Gon recognized and shares the villainous humor, the absurdity, and the dark in the work of the mystical magician.
It is the balance of heavy and fragile material versus the feather-light brush technique of the source of inspiration, which has become an important part of the power in her current work. Solid, earthy, and stubborn. They reveal their three dimensions and the unusual material combinations, full of surprises. Always with a bit fat wink to current times.
Have a look around and see her different projects. When you want to see images in real life, please contact me. Would you like to be invited to the next exposition? Just send me an e-mail.
Last exposition: Museum Swaensteijn Voorburg March-10th April 2022: "Social Satire":
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