woensdag 6 december 2017

Darwin's Dodo new versions

I am working on new versions of the small sculpture series 'Darwin's Dodo'. 
The Dodo's are cast ceramics, handpainted by myself, every Dodo has an unique decoration or special glaze.

They are already available at gallery Untitled in Rotterdam, and soon at a webshop that I am working on. 
Height: 15 cm
Price: € 250,- (please let me know if you are interested in buying one)

vrijdag 29 september 2017

Dragonboat Armada

Just finished (yeah!) this large drawing 'Dragonboat Armada'. And I brought it to Rotterdam (gallery Untitled), this week it is at the frame maker shop. Next week back to Den Haag for Art The Hague where gallery Untitled will show it. 
Art The Hague takes place October 4-8, 2017

woensdag 27 september 2017

Art For Animals’ Sake 2017

I am participating in the upcoming exhibition Art For Animals’ Sake 2017
Fundraising Exhibition
6 – 15 October Amsterdam
Art For Animals’ Sake is an initiative of 2 Dutch artists, who wish to contribute to the well-being of animals by high quality contemporary art, starting with a fundraising art exhibition from 6 – 15 October 2017. We have selected 100 talented, either well-known or emerging Dutch and International artists, who are enthusiastic to participate in this fundraising exhibition in support of animal rights organizations. This event will contain art, lectures, music and poetry.
After careful consideration, we have chosen as beneficiaries the following organizations, because of their outstanding and effective striving for animal wellbeing:

House Of Animals, who is also so kind to host our exhibition
Of every sold piece of art, the artist will donate half of the revenue (or more) to the fund. The collected money will be split among the 4 organizations above mentioned.
The world in which animals live today is of much growing concern.
New facts come to light each day about abuse in the biotech industry and other sectors where animal testing is prevalent—all in the name of human progress. At the same time, there is a growing awareness about the strong link between animal welfare and human well-being. Humans are slowly coming to know animals as they really are, and not just as resources to be exploited.
This exhibition in Amsterdam envisions, among other things, a future in which the animal and human worlds are united in common interest and collective welfare. It shows animals as our equals—with their own wills, purposes, and personalities—and not as mere victims on the path to human consumption.
Raising awareness of animal abuse and giving aid to abused animals is critical. We want to contribute to organizations that help prevent animal cruelty.  Therefore, all proceeds from Art For Animals’ Sake will go to those organizations that help animals in need. We have asked all artists to use only materials that do not include animal byproducts. 

zondag 3 september 2017

Makara and Ikuchi

These two vases/sculptures that I call the Makara and Ikuchi vases are specially made for the project ‘Kunstkast’ (‘Art cabinet’), initiated by foundation ‘Op Visite’ from Delft. They have designed two Art cabinets with each containing 5 works of Art. The ‘Kunst kast’ is going to travel around different locations, mostly care institutions, in combination with an art education program.


vrijdag 28 juli 2017

An (my) artwork in your custom-made suit

My drawings of sea creatures are used inside custom-made suits by GMraven.

GMraven is a company based in Utrecht, The Netherlands dedicated to providing high quality custom-made clothing for men. 
While you can buy ordinary suits everywhere these days, we will go that extra mile to ensure the products you buy with us are one of a kind, high quality and outfitted with tiny details that difference the ordinary from the extraordinary.
GMraven makes art wearable. We believe that art should not be just one piece of artwork at one place but a dynamic creation, carried all over the world. This wouldn’t be possible without talented artists who provide us with their art. See below for an overview of the art and artists GMraven works with. Please keep in mind that with our measured suits there is always the possibility to make something of your own! We can create whatever your mind can imagine.

Some monstrous fish, a Sea Dragon and a hidden Chinese landscape II

Work continues on this large drawing.