“Boogie-Woogie Mondriaan” is an ode to the Mondriaan’s work, in particular the painting “Broadway Boogie Woogie”, that exuberant celebration of life which happened to be his last completed work. The film “Mondriaan’s Shout for Joy”, which is screened as a part of the installation, is accompanied by music of the pianist Albert Ammons, the godfather of boogie-woogie and Mondriaan’s contemporary from the New York.
The installation addresses Mondriaan’s claim that boogie-woogie profoundly inspired his works and that they both follow the same aesthetic principles. It involves an interplay between my painting “Boogie-Woogie” executed in a Mondriaan’s style (nominated for the Mondriaanhuis award in Amersfoort, 2018), the animated film, and a soundtrack of music that fascinated Mondriaan so much.
The film “Mondriaan’s Shout for Joy” is now a part of collection at the Mondraanhuis Museum.