Shifts

In his abstract series Shifts, Giesbers combines emotional expressionism with his interest in holism and perspectives on complex matters such as society, life, happiness and change. As one gains life experience or gains new insights, perspectives shift. Sometimes this makes matters clearer or at least translucent, but on other occasions they only become blurrier and more complex.

Celebrations of positive influences

With this series of artworks Danny celebrates musicians, painters, writers, scientists, and philosophers and their work as well as people close to himself, nature, concepts, actually anything matter or not which enriched Giesbers' life and viewpoints.

Transformation

Responsive paintings

The world is changing and we are forced to adapt to a new reality, to a dynamic environment. These paintings are a response to these challenges. They are like living creatures, absorbing light during the day and radiating it into the darkness at night, responding to their environment and showing their negative composition.

Movement

Flow and colors

The paintings merge layers. Where one is crossing, another is submerging. Like streams of people mingling, flowing the same direction or intersecting as in a demonstration or a crowd at a festival. The layers flow in nature, such as wind and water, sometimes moving harmonious and at other moments dissonant.

Depth & Perspective

Perspectives change

Looking at the world in different depths changes perspectives. With every step you take in life, depth and perspectives change as well. Sometimes life takes those steps for you. Depending on your position in front of these works and how long you hold that position, different perspectives and depths unveil themselves in a sort of 3D effect.

Sheen & Self-Reflection

With every step you take in life, the incidence of light changes. Things in life get a different sheen due to new perspectives and insights. Self-reflection is key.

Shifts

The materials used contain different levels of sheen and reflection, shifting when one moves in front of the works, as in life. It is no wonder that Giesbers named this artwork series of transformation, dynamics and depth 'Shifts'.

Translucency

Complexities such as life and society are sometimes translucent or foggy, revealing their dynamics and mechanisms but only vaguely. The translucent layers also symbolize another aspect in society. In Giesbers’ works the layers do not physically touch, but the colours do influence one another. It is like different groups in society that do not mingle due to their ethnic backgrounds, subculture, religion, or social class. Although they remain separate, they do influence one another emotionally.

Holographic effect

Intrigued by harmony and dissonance in society and relationships, Danny Giesbers challenges color theory. Based on his chance technique it often leads to surprising results. A close look at his paintings, and you can discover harmony and dissonance at multiple levels of detail.

Conventional materials and avant-garde work

Besides chasing the previously described features, Giesbers also challenges himself within this series. He only allows himself to use conventional materials while striving for avant-garde and appealing artworks. He defines conventional materials as ‘media existing for at least 50 years’. Sure, some have been modified and improved, but all the materials he uses meet this criterium. He enjoys finding his own technique, process and style – where previous generations could have gone but did not.