Lily de Bont
The paintings of Lily de Bont (Ulvenhout, 1958) are both a destruction of and a reconstructed
alternative to the archetypal painting. De Bont takes a radical approach to the painter's linen by
meticulously cutting away the structure of large sections until there is no canvas left there, but it
consists only of loose threads. "The painting is minimized, as it were. You might expect that this
would also make the painting look minimalist, but the opposite happens. Instead, a more complex and interesting composition emerges, in which gravity also plays a role," says de Bont.
Lily de Bont (NL) lives and works in Rotterdam. She graduated with honors from the Sint Joost
Academy in Den Bosch in 1989. She received the "Lucas Prijs" and the "Jan Hoet prijs" and was nominated by Jan Hoet for Documenta IX.