Michel te Wierik (1979) is creative and likes to work with his hands. He expressed his creativity as a child when he played the trumpet, later in the hairdressing profession. When he was no longer able to practice this profession due to medical reasons, he started to search for a new goal in his life. He had various jobs, but he didn’t find his spark anymore. Te Wierik went through some dark times and got caught in an addiction. Finally, he was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic. This choice brought him a lot: tremendous creativity sprang up and he reconnected with his inner child. He started painting and experimenting with form and color.
The result of his renewed creativity are the paintings that can be seen on this website. The result of his renewed creativity are the paintings that can be seen on this website. For a complete overview I refer you to my Instagram and Facebook page.
Te Wierik has now developed a great oeuvre. Last year he mainly worked on a serie. The works in this series are created by applying liters of acrylic paint to a large, prepared cotton canvas. He then mixes and processes the paint on the canvas with a palette knife. This creates a rough, layered structure. Te Wierik is during this creative process he in a meditative state of mind up to twelve hours, depending on the size of the canvas. Finally, Te Wierik finishes the canvases with a wire brush that provides the characteristic structures in this series.