R E S I N A R T
R E S I N A R T
Whilst learning surfboard glassing in Lombok, Zee's interest in a new medium flowed into an obsession. The idea of making resin paintings kept her mind occupied day and night. She started seeing patterns, blended colours and textures everywhere around her and developed a strong urge to try and recreate these using resin.
It took nine months to get all the materials to the little village where she lived at the time – some would say it is ‘the middle of nowhere’ – a village with an unpaved, unnamed road that divided the jungle and the sea. Things were not as convenient and readily available there as back in the western world; art supply stores were non-existent and import customs were a nightmare. But that did not stop her from turning her vision into tangible slices of paradise.
Resin art teaches her to let go of control and perfectionism, because usually the unplanned sections turn out to be her favourite.
It takes two to four weeks to complete a painting, depending on size. Zee uses handmade wooden panels with three to eight layers of the highest quality non-yellowing epoxy resin and inks.
"Crystal clear and free-flowing, creating depth in solid form. Layering textures and colours and observing the chemical reactions that occur during the process, make time and my surroundings disappear. It is much like surfing - it immerses me in the moment."
Zee's work is inspired by the organic shapes, depth and colours that she experiences in nature; the ocean, hills, coral reef, rock formations, breaking waves and tropical flora and fauna. Looking at her paintings from different angles, you can discover new details every time you look at them.