woensdag 31 oktober 2012

Bats in the back wall

In the October issue of the Dutch ceramic magazine 'Keramiek' from the Dutch Ceramists Association, there is an special on Dutch artists working in China. In this special there is an interview with me as well. I am talking about my experience with working in China (at the Fule International Art Museum, FLICAM, Fuping 2008, and Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute Jingdezhen in 2010), lovely Sanbao with bats in the back wall of my studio and overlooking the rice fields (and bamboo forested hills) , and about my love for archaeology, and Ming porcelain shards.
The picture below is my ceramic sculpture 'The awakening of the Mouse' at FLICAM, Fuping.
Some other artists in this China special are Hans van Bentem, Adriaan Rees, Tineke van Gils and Pauline Wiertz a.o.
If I have time, I will translate the article into English....................

maandag 22 oktober 2012

New Dragons of Ming and Perpetua Porseline

Perpetua Porseline at museum Prinsenhof Delft

The large 3,50 meter high vase "Perpetua Porseline" that I painted in Jingdezhen in 2010 is going to be part of the exhibition "Delfts Blauw. Kunst of Kitsch" at museum Prinsenhof in Delft.
This exhibition opens on Friday October 26, and ends September 1, 2013.
More information:
Museum Prinsenhof Delft

Dragons of Ming 

I've made ​​new little ceramic "Dragons of Ming". They are a part of the exhibition "Gathered through Facebook" at atelier Horneman.
The exhibition showing work of 45 artist (!) starts Sunday October 28, 4 PM
Atelier Horneman






















zondag 21 oktober 2012

And Now for Something Completely Different: big in China II (Crunching computers and ridiculously large files)

Last week the 2012 China Jingdezhen International Ceramic fair started.
Like in 2010 and 2011 I did the graphic design for the Delft - Jingdezhen 400 years city connection stand at this fair. This year with the work of Dutch artists Hugo Kaagman and Chris Dagradi. These two artists are on a residency this month at Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen.

My poor old little laptop has worked overtime on the BIG files.
In the first picture below you see a large billboard that I made.

This is what I did in 2011 (with my own illustrations):

And this is the design that I did for the 2010 stand (in 2010 I also did a residency at Sanbao ceramic institute).