I’m working on a new series for my solo exhibition in september in Gallery Untitled.
The series is called Kalypso; a fierce anthology of industrial and landscape elements.
In my paintings I’m giving my vision of our future landscape. How will our environment develop through influences of science and new technologies?
Our landscape is constantly changing. I think our perception about beauty in nature will change through knowledge. New technologies like vertical farming and augmented reality are growing into our lives. In which environments are we going to feel at home soon? Which landscapes will we appreciate in the near future? The title of the series refers to the Greek myth in which goddess Kalypso held the hero of Odysseus for years. It is said that this place not only was brilliant, but also unusual beautiful. This story is the reason to combine all my ideas and fantasies about our future landscape into a completely new reality. ”
In February I visited Dublin with my assistant Lisa.
We had a meeting at the Dublin Port Company, looked for William Turner-landscapes on the Cliffwalk in Howth (with suprisingly beautiful weather).
In Hugh Lane Gallery we visited an opening of early 20th century harbour painter Eugeen van Mieghem and saw the studio of one of my heroes Francis Bacon.
We are very happy to announce that the European Sea Ports Organisation, based in Brussels, chooses to work with me for 8 years.
Exclusively for ESPO, I’m developing a new series of 8 paintings, reflecting the overall scope of the ESPO Award, i.e. how ports and cities are living and working together. The project is called ‘The Colours of ESPO, Reflections of Upcoming Harbourscapes’.
Bremenports wins ESPO Award 2016 | Palais d’Egmond in Brussels
Explaining the work to Robert Howe (Managing Director of Bremenports) and Pat Cox (Chairman of the Award Jury).
From the 5th of September till the 30th of October my solo-exhibition Garden of Hesperides will be shown in Gallery
Untitled in Rotterdam. Please be invited to have a look to my new work.
My new work is about the Garden of Hesperides, a beautiful place in the Greek mythology. Inspired by the School of Kano, a Japanese art movement in 15th century, I started to work with a subtle touch of gold leaf on wooden panels.
Gallery Untitled is open on appointment or on the following dates:
• Friday the 9th of September (from 16.00 – 19.00)
• Sunday the 25th of September during Gallery Untitled Presents (from 15.00 – 17.00), for more information and tickets check: http://www.untitled2011.com/presents/
• Friday the 30rd of September (from 16.00 – 19.00)
• Friday the 21st of October (from 16.00 – 19.00)
• Sunday the 23rd of October during Gallery Untitled Presents (from 15.00 – 17.00), for more information and tickets check: http://www.untitled2011.com/presents/
Photo by Lisa Diederik ©
De Havenloods – ‘Er wordt in Rotterdam veel gelachen op straat’
My assistent Lisa Diederik and me are back again from a short but interesting fieldtrip to Hong Kong. What a wonderful dynamic city! We brought six of my Garden of Hesperides-paintings to gallery Neuberg Artspace, had meetings with gallery-owner Michelle Lee and PR-expert Virginia Miu. Furthermore the Dutch Consul General invited us at his office. Of course we did also some research in the Hong Kong harbour and nature reserves (Tai Po & Sai Kung).
My paintings are exhibiting in the gallery now and will be present on the Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong (from 13-15 May 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre).
With Michelle Lee (owner of Neuberg Artspace) Virginia Miu (PR-expert) and my assistent Lisa Diederik.
With Michelle Lee in the gallery.
Garden of Hesperides-series in Neuberg Artspace.
Doing some research in beautiful Tai Po.
Discovering the Hong Kong harbour with Lisa.
Publication in the Havenkrant! Check out the following link:
Photo by: Marc Blommaert
The 6th of September we had a lovely sundayafternoon in Gallery Untitled. Jazz singer Kim Hoorweg & piano player Ruben Hein played together, and writer David van Reybrouck spoke beautiful words about water (all from his literature). This all was in the setting of my solo exhibition Harbourlandscapes & Colourfields.
From the 28th of August til the 13th of September my solo exhibition Harbourlandscapes & Colourfields will be shown at Gallery Untitled!
At the moment I’m researching the movement Colourfield Painting, which started around 195o. Colourfield Painting is still going on, with amazing artists as Paul Jenkins, Helen Frankenthaler and Frank Stella. This photo is taken during a day of inspiration in de Biesbosch, a beautiful nature park in The Netherlands.
“Color-field painters accentuated the two-dimensional quality or flatness of a painting rather than an illusion of three-dimensions. Paul Jenkins applied color in veils that almost span the entire canvas. Frankenthaler applied many layers of thin washes. Light seems to emerge through their translucent scrims of color.
When observed up close, a large color-saturated painting seems to surround the viewer in an abundance of color. Such an environment presents a contemplative or meditative experience for the viewer, who is invited to respond emotionally to the painting.”