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Educated on the Academy of Art "Constantijn Huygens" in Kampen. Graduated in 1994 in paintings and the first teachers degree in art and art-history.

dinsdag 11 augustus 2009


An other part of the four elements, the earth, wich we take literally here.
Sand of the desert, in structures blown by the wind, looks like paciently organized parts of an organic body. This body is combined with a structure of the human body. In this case we are one with the element "earth". The desert is a barren place where we possibly can die of thirst and lonelyness, but it can also be a symbolic garden to meditate and meet our deepest fears and dreams. In that case, we will need the desert as hard as we need water...

2,30x 1,20m
Acrylics on canvas
For sale

2,30 x 1,20m
Acrylics on canvas
Not for sale

dinsdag 4 augustus 2009

Air to breath

It is a while ago that all the elements were triggering me.
I made a few paintings with the 4 elements, combined with a microscopic view of the same theme. This one is AIR, a typhone in the back, combined with the structure of the lung, the alveoli, a symbol for air, of the human body. Sometimes nature can be very destructive, but still we can't live without the elements.

Air: 2,30 x 1,20m
Acrylics on canvas.
For sale

maandag 3 augustus 2009

An old but esthetical European map

Maps always facinated me since I was young. A beautifull pattern of lines, the borders of countries, rivers and than the millions of weird names of each town whereever it exists. Every country in Europe has it's own language, it used to have its own coins, but that is changed nowadays.
Another thing what has been changing our routine and way of traveling is that almost everybody has its own GPS. Nobody has to look closely to a country- or citymap anymore because this wonderfull satelite system shows us around. What about all those cartographers and map-makers.... Are they unemployed right now? What about all those old fashioned crafts like landschape painters, now we have very easy cameras. Oil paint is almost forbidden but a good painter is still hot fortunately.
I keep prefering watching maps instead of using that familiar and populair "tom-tom".
I want to find my way home in an old-facioned way!

The map: 1.80 x 80 cm
Graphite pencil and acrylics on canvas.
For sale

woensdag 29 juli 2009

Scientific examination versus art

Graphite pencil on canvas
1.80m x o.80 m
for sale

The art of the human body

This painting is called "Different" which is inspired on a cancercell.
Acrylic on canvas
Size: 1.20 m x 70 m
for sale

It is incredible if we can see inside the (human) body, it is like another planet.
When we look through a microscope, for example at a specific cell of cancer which is deadly and unwelcome for our welness, it can be a creative inspiration as well because of its forms and shapes. This art is about learining to see in a different way, so it can happen that we survive our deepest fears and sicknesses and we are able to become stronger and make our lifes more worth living.

Paintings from the brain collection

Rat brain.
For sale

Red brains