vrijdag 20 juli 2012

Liefs, Vermeer (and waiting until the rain to stops)

While waiting for a new project to start (see previous post "Oriënt goes oriëntal"... I just can not start because it rains all the time!) I am working on artworks for a upcoming groupshow about the love and marriage of the painter Vermeer. The exhibition will be held in the old church where Johannes Vermeer married his wife Catharina Bolnes in 1653.
I just finished painting the Vermeer wedding plate. In the old spelling, "getrouwd" (married) is written with an "t" on the end like they usually did in the 17th century.

Participating artists (from the Netherlands and China, because some of the artist are involved in the "Delft-Jingdezhen 400 years Exchange" project):
Jeroen Bechtold, Janneke Bruines,
Tineke van Gils, Peter Hiemstra,
Pauline Hoeboer, Netty Janssens,
Jeannet Klement, Jackson Li, Li Libo,
Wan Li Ya, Inge van de Louw, Sarah Michael,
Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk, Adriaan Rees,
Marjan de Voogd, Karin van de Walle,
Pauline Wiertz

In Op Hodenpijl, Schipluiden en Vermeer Centrum Delft
1th till 30th September 2012

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maandag 9 juli 2012

Indigo Monster La Lanta Bangkok opening

The opening of my Indigo Monster exhibition last week at La Lanta Fine Art in Bangkok was a great succes. Shin Koyama, Vipoo Srivilasa and myself had a great time. 
Many thanks to Fon from La Lanta, and Mr. H.E. James Wise, Australia's ambassador to Thailand and all the many visitors for the wonderfull evening we had.  
And even the Bangkok media wrote about it:


And here the little Indigo Monster book I made for the exhibition, it arrived just on time one day before the opening.

donderdag 5 juli 2012

Oriënt goes Oriëntal

There are many visible characteristics to be found in Era Contour’s new residential complex ‘De Oriënt’ in The Hague, that remind one of the Far East. For instance, on the inner courtyard there are three striking domes whose ceilings will be painted in a typical Eastern style by Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk. The design for the domes’ ceilings come fromworkshops to be given for future residents and people from the neighbourhood. Pepijn, who supervises the workshops, selects a number of designs that will be included in his paintings. In this way the creativity of the future Orient residents flows back into the building project, and Era Contour and its partners demonstrate that they support a high-quality living environment in their housing complexes.
Commissioned by Era Contour, Mothership acted as producer. With thanks to Bianca Seekles.