This website shows my work. I’m a painter as well as a software developer. In my work I try to connect these fields. Next to paintings and software this can result in video, animation or electronic music.
On this page you find a chronologic overview of my recent work, loosely grouped by project. Most items here can be clicked to read more information, magnify the image or start playback.
Recently I’ve been mainly making videos. Short repeating loops of music synchronised with rhythmic video and 3D animations.
With these short videos I can quickly try out different ideas. You can find all of them on the new Video page.
The Amsterdam Leidseplein square filmed and projected on animated 3D objects, recreating the Leidseplein as a new virtal square.
I wrote the software to create the 3D world, and painted two paintings of the newly created Leidseplein.
Music Pattern Generator is a web app to create musical rhythm patterns. The patterns are represented by animated graphics that make it easy to create and understand complex polyrhythms.
Music Pattern Generator transmits its patterns as MIDI data, which makes it easy to integrate the app with other music software and hardware. Installers are available to use the app as a regular desktop program too.
Volca-Freesound is an app to load random samples on the Korg Volca Sample. I made it to make music on the Volca Sample, of course, and to get experience developing apps with React, Redux and the React Starter Kit.
You open the app in a browser, connect an audio cable from the headphone output to the Korg Volca Sample. The app downloads random sounds from Freesound.org audio database and sends them to the Volca Sample. After some time your Volca Sample is filled with new unexpected sounds to make music with.
On three days in May 2018 I filmed walking the same route through Madrid. From these recordings I made a video that shows similarities and differences of the same places at different times.
Based on the video's movements and repetitions in time and place I afterwards made several drawings and paintings.
Collage App is a computer program that creates photo collages. It randomly selects images stored on a computer and cuts and pastes them into collages. It's an experiment to see if a computer could assist in the creative process.
Although it does offer unexpected image combinations, I found that the results are mostly too random to be useful. Even after careful tuning of the program. I do still use the program however because it's fun to see what it comes up with.
An experiment to create new views of a city. Non-existent views of the Berliner Dom are shown by combining videos of the building filmed from different angles.
While the new Berliner Dom stands silent in the background people and traffic move by in a steady stream, sometimes falling apart in rhythmic patterns.
Video as a collage in time. I filmed the Weesperplein in a fixed position, then copied slices of video back and forward in time. The surroundings remain in place while cars, trams and people appear and disappear.
I made the Weesperplein music video to find if it would give me interesting source material for paintings. After the video was done I made three paintings based on stills from the video.