Slanted in Amsterdam: FreelingWaters

Slanted Magazine #41—Amsterdam

Author: Julia Klose

Setting forth on a thrilling expedition into Amsterdam’s world of design, we plunged into the very core of the Netherland’s capital, uncovering its creative gems in our 41st edition of the Slanted Magazine. Our pursuit of inspiration guided us to intersect with the artistic pair behind FreelingWaters: Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters. Venturing into their atelier, we engaged in a conversation about their craft and methodology.

FreelingWaters is an artist duo of Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters. Using pigments and casein glue, they repaint and renovate antique cabinets—a technique that has been used for thousands of years and guarantees unparalleled color intensity and durability. Because the paint dries quickly, there’s no room for error. “Painting means surrendering to the movements of your hands,” the artists say.

More about FreelingWaters can be found in the Slanted Magazine #41—Amsterdam. Additionally we shot a video interview with Gijs and Job, talking about their point of view on art and opinions about the future. Take a look at the Amsterdam issue and the video platform for diverse opinions, impressions, inspiration, and motivation.

Images: © FreelingWaters / Slanted Publishers


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