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Don't Give Up Before the Tipping Point Moment - Artist Titus Meeuws

Part of the mystery of life and of our creative process is that we reach a tipping point.

A "tipping point" is the critical point in a situation or process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effects or change takes place.

Author Malcolm Gladwell gave us an understanding of this theory in his book "The Tipping Point".

(For further reading: Malcom Gladwells "Tipping Point")

In art as in all of life we will reacg a tipping point in the process of our creation whatever vit may be.

To do so requires perseverance and patience. We often must put our work aside and return later with a fresh mind, a new vision.

Artis Titus Meeuws invites us into his studio and his world and talks about not giving up!

I hope you enjoy the quiet lesiurely nature of this video!

Video from Titus Meeuws

Don't Give Up Before the Tipping Point Moment - Artist Titus Meeuws

"I think we can reach a certain "tipping point moment" in every creating process. After all your input, experimenting and labour there comes a moment where you can tune in to the creation and look or listen carefully while it's telling you how to finish the work. For me this is a special moment and I'm sure there are more artists out there who know what I'm talking about." from video introduction

Titus Meeuws "Haarlem" 1976
Titus Meeuws "Haarlem" 1976

"Titus Meeuws was educated at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag (1994-1998) and the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam (2000-2002)

Titus mostly paints on location. Subjects that keep returning in his paintings are cityscapes and landscapes. The love for painting originated in his childhood, after watching the French and Russian Impressionists. The way they could capture movement, light and space, made a enchanting impression on him. That is the way he wanted to approach his subject: First looking for a location and suitable light and the next step, building the painting from light and dark components.

During the first ‘plein air’ sessions, he discovered some practical problems: What to bring? What to do if people talk to me, while I’m working? Won’t the wind blow my easel to the ground? These obstacles drove him back to the atelier, more than once. There nobody would disturb him. But that turned out to be too comfortable. There was the lack of time pressure. The sun never walks away from a sketch or a photo. If it gets too easy, the painting mostly gets boring. He needs the subject to move, to see the reflections of the light. So he had to go outside. Outside he has been surprised time and time again by new subjects. Because of the changing of the seasons, there is the possibility to keep coming back to the same spot." from

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