In his abstract oil paintings, Steven Aalders (Middelburg, 1959) incorporates the ideas of Piet Mondriaan’s modernism and American minimal art. His work is an attempt to re-document the tradition of art history. Thus he connects modernist serial principles, such as repetition, with older traditions in art.
His use of colour stems from various historical colour concepts. The series View (after Bruegel) is based on a cycle of six panels depicting the seasons by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. In the exhibition, the Bruegel series is accompanied by other recent works, the colours of which evoke the atmosphere of the different seasons.