Most of the time my drawings and marks tend to go towards the subtle side, creating rip-like lines in the white space of the paper. Spontaneous balance and composition is created through trail and error. The paper’s ease of use allows me to create a lot of drawings as experiments, and select those that “work”. It is a way to refine and develop my mark-making.

In the series “Non-statements”, I set out with the idea to make a bigger “statement” with my mark than I usually do. Instead of small, whispering conversations, the scribbles scream out from the pages to be heard. While staying inside my usual investigation of the emptiness versus man-made marks, they show greater impact in the space of the paper.

Dilum Coppens is a Belgian artist, investigating the creation of "meaning" through mythologyical references. His practice consits of different media, ranging from painting and drawing to video and performance. Most often, his creations come together in total-installations with painterly touches.