This year I’ve joined artist network untitledxxi. They kindly invited me after we came in contact on Instagram.
Untitledxxi is an international artists network that offers a digital platform by running a website and being active on various social media. It also deploys real world activities by organising exhibitions and by finding spaces for artists to show their work.
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.