During the summer the idea grew to try and combine images and sound. To see how they influence each other, and in the expectation that it might lead to new ideas for paintings. And possibly to new ideas for music as well.
The idea took the form of a music video. This summer I made a recording with a small compact camera in a fixed position on one of the Weesperplein metro station entrances. It’s close to my home in Amsterdam. I used the audio track as the base to build the music on. And edited the video by moving small clips of the video around in time, so time starts to repeat itself. Small bits of daily life keep on returning, like repeating patterns in music.
Painting of the Year 2016
I’m very proud to tell that my painting ‘Parkeerplaats’ won the ‘Schilderij van het Jaar 2016’ (Painting of the Year 2016) award, a prize for artists from the Netherlands and Belgium.
After several rounds of jury selections, the final winners were announced on January 14th at the CODA Museum in the city of Apeldoorn.
After the announcements an exhibition opened at the CODA Museum that shows works by the 10 finalists, and which includes two of my paintings. The exhibition lasts until february 26th. Please find the exhibition information here.
Parkeerplaats nominated for prize
My painting Parkeerplaats has been nominated for the exhibition and yearly prize ‘Schilderij van het Jaar’ (Painting of the Year) at the CODA museum in the city of Apeldoorn.
The exhibition of paintings by ten selected nominees will be held from January next year at the CODA museum.
For several years I maintained a weblog on this site about programming techniques for audio and graphics, a field in computer programming that always interested me a lot. I removed it however when I found I spent all my time on painting and contributed nothing to the weblog anymore.
The past year I became more and more inspired to pick up programming again. People I met gave me new ideas and there are exciting new developments in online programming that I want to try out.
Visit the weblog here or via the new ‘Blog’ link in the menu above. I hope to add articles again with some regularity.
Artist Spotlight on The 405
An Artist Spotlight was published this month on The 405! I’m very happy to be there between the music, art, film and tech articles, represented with a large selection of paintings.
The 405 is an independent Music & Culture website with a keen eye for discovering and championing cutting-edge music, film, art, tech and fashion.
The website was founded in 2008 and has since gone on to form substantial partnerships with numerous music festivals (Green Man, Iceland Airwaves, Le Guess Who? to name but a few), receive multiple awards, and work with the likes of the BBC and Red Bull.
During the month of July my painting ‘Zomer’ (Summer) hangs at the Plantage Etalage in Amsterdam.
Plantage Etalage is a small, one window exhibition space with monthly rotating art exhibitions, initiated by Puntspatie graphic design.
Plantage Etalage is located right opposite the Artis zoo main entrance, just east of Amsterdam centre. The address is Plantage Kerklaan 45. See Google Maps.
Exhibition at Mini Shopping Center of Cool
I’d like to thank everyone who visited the exhibition, attended the opening, sent me messages, left comments on social media sites or otherwise supported me. It was a great first exhibition!
Painting exhibition opens March 25th
Friday March 25th the first ever exhibition of my paintings opens at Mini Shopping Center of Cool in Amsterdam. I’d like to invite everyone to come by, see the paintings, and have a drink and a chat. I’m very happy with this first opportunity to show my paintings in public at such a great place, and have just finished a new painting that’s not on this site yet and that I made especially for this exhibition. It’s the one of which you see a detail in the invitation image above.
The opening will be from 18:00 to 21:00 and I hope to meet all of you there!
Mini Shopping Center of Cool is located at Gravenstraat 4, right in the centre of Amsterdam just behind the Dam Square and Nieuwe Kerk.
Mini Shopping Center of Cool is a shop combined with a gallery that opened at this location in 2015. In their own words:
The Mini Shopping Center Of Cool (MSCOC) is the smallest creative shopping center of Amsterdam.The MSCOC is a platform for young and more established designers. My philosophy is very simple, unique, authentic, graphic design, hand made, printed and produced under their own supervision. No mass production. The items we sell are t-shirts, sweatshirts, accessoires, jewelry, leather goods, illustrations & art prints and books. Also, we organize exhibitions to promote new work.
Hong Kong Art Tutoring organises art courses in Hong Kong by artist and founder Gail Deayton. The weblog of its site has a long history of initiating and publishing interviews with artists in its “Artist of the Week” section. I had been there several times before to read interviews with artists like Pere Llobera and Siobhan McBride, both painters who’s work I like a lot. So I was thrilled to be invited for an interview myself. The article can be found here on the weblog:
Sharks Eat Meat is a daily international art blog from Brooklyn, New York that shows one artwork per day, every day. Over the years it turned into a beautiful art collection and I was very happy to be asked to contribute. Curator John Aaron Coulter chose my painting ‘Sluier’ to be the artwork for day 1905, january 10th 2016!
Sharks Eat Meat is a collective of contemporary artists who post new artwork every day through their blog. The website’s current curators are Ashly Bohinc and John Coulter. The blog features artists from all over the world and the collection includes photos, paintings, prints, videos and animations, sculptures, fashion and accessories, mixed media works, experimental cat art, and more. The blog has been updated daily for several years now featuring recent works by young artists and encourages new submissions.