Nico Laan Sand Paintings
20 October 2020
Nico Laan creates enormous sand paintings that pop up all along the coast of the Netherlands. The drawings are an example of anamorphosis at work. In other words, they may appear distorted or unfinished, but when Nico photographs them from a certain angle with his drone, they can be seen as he intended. Nico’s process is a perfect marriage between people and nature, from the natural materials he uses to the final act, when the elements move in and erode the artworks until they disappear from view.