In June 2008 the artist Koen Vermeule approached Restoration Studio Picard enquiring whether we had time to undertake the restoration of a painted work of art dating from 2004. The project was then undertaken in collaboration with our colleague Alonja.
The painting “JUMP” (oil and acrylic paint on acrylic primed linen, on canvas stretcher, 130×180) had been damaged by smoke during a fire in the Embassy, which had left a substantial layer of soot attached to the entire surface (photo 1, before restoration). Luckily the painting itself and the stretcher slats were otherwise undamaged by the fire. Some 80% of the surface of this work is painted in a very plastic/relief-like style.