I hope to inspire people to take a step back and to get another perspective on being human, reflect on their thoughts and actions. Take time to truly see, to discover their own imperfect beauty.
Be proud of the struggles and the processes.
Be thankful for the beauty that comes with a painful history. I'm inviting everyone in the world to : not be afraid to live the full spectrum of life with all the emotions and feelings therein.
I finished my study Fine Arts at the ArtEZ Art Academy in Arnhem in 2011. I not only practice painting and drawing but also photography, film making, printing techniques and sculptural works, working with bronze and cast aluminum. In addition I learned some glass blowing techniques and working with ceramics. A wide range of techniques and I found merit in them all.
During that time my paintings/works became more wild, organic and expressive, often consisting of different materials, introducing rhythm and structures. Using splashings, drippings and introducing different kinds of sand in my work.
Black and white, these "non-colours" symbolize the universal forces for me, that's why they are so important in my work.
Sand, which I like to use, is of great significance: due to its low fertility, it stands for drought, dryness and its countless grains seem perhaps worthless. But because of its countless numbers it also stands for abundance, as well as eternity.
Not only beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but also the idea of good & evil is a matter of perspective. I love playing with perspectives and creating illusions. Strength lies in movement and movement is life. This is visible in my dynamic drawings: The lines dance on the surface and give shape to the figures.
I use several layers of translucent white to paint over the drawings, thereby adding layer by layer, with splashing and drippings to make them less perfect and diffuse. Like memories getting diffused by time.
In addition to my black & white art, I create sculptures which represent balance and unity with all its movement-rich detail. This work reflects the early influence of H.R. Giger and expresses my love for biology and living things. Organic forms with many joints symbolize the continuous movement, entities that are symmetrical in itself.
I move on the border between chaos and order, darkness and light, Yin and Yang - the forces that hold the universe in motion.
- to care is to share -
I have drawn and painted with great fondness for as long as I can remember. At the age of ten I got my first oil paints and I painted a lot of landscapes and still lifes. Having experimented with oil paints for a couple of years, I tried every material I could get my hands on.
Leaving paper and canvas behind, I started to paint big fantasy murals with watercolors on my bedroom walls often during the nights. With paper-maché I created reliefs and 3D impressions on that same wall. Only to leave them for a couple of weeks and start a new picture on top of the old one.
I really liked the idea of creating something beautiful which can only be experienced for a short period of time. Since creation is one part and destruction is another part of life.
2021 July/ August
Open Studio Weekend Armhem/ NL
Podium NUN Arnhem / NL
Unexposed/Exposed School de Ruiter Weurt /NL
2016 April & March
Monas manet in se- Podium NUN Arnhem /NL
2013 October & November
PorcupineGallery Popup Gallery Nijmegen /NL
De Nieuwe Gang monastery Beuningen /NL
De Wolven Willemeen Popodium Arnhem /NL
2012 October & November
Refound Footage ACEC Apeldoorn / NL
2012 October & November
6 Artists and 6 Boxes Atelier Vording te Ewijk /NL
Set design Popodium Jacobiberg Easterconcert Arnhem /NL
Mouseion Etalage derde Wal Nijmegen /NL
The Power of Spatie Culture Center Locatie Spatie Arnhem /NL
VERF- Paint Popupgallery Epix/Perron026 Arnhem /NL
GOGBOT Art festival Enschede /NL
2011 September & October
Twente Rijksmuseum Enschede /NL
Wijk voor Kunsten - Art for the Neighourhood Arnhem /NL
ArtEZ Finals Arnhem /NL
Amuse geule- Gallery de Bytensael Arnhem /NL
FUSE -de Waarmakerij Nijmegen /NL
8e Biënnale Glasroute Lier Bavo Tibos Lier /BE
2009 Mai- Juni
Geheime Gereedschappen in bronce -Secret tools in bronce Studio&Shop Babtist Arnhem /NL
2009 April - Mai
Diep! Spoorzicht WTC Arnhem /NL
Isola mia- ArtEz Arnhem /NL
WET PAINT! The old Danceaccademy Arnhem /NL