donderdag 16 oktober 2014

The BIG ART clash in pictures

Here are some snapshots of my current exhibition in Eindhoven, the BIG ART clash. 
In this exhibition I show my works along with works by abstract artist Guus Koenraads.

More information:

An interview with both Guus and myself (only available in Dutch) you can find here:

maandag 6 oktober 2014

A homage: Daar komen de Putters!

I just finisished two small paintings for the project De hommage.

A year ago, the artists Leonard van de Ven and Rens Krikhaar started De hommage.
They invited more than 45 professional artists to make a tribute to the 17th century artist Carel Fabritius, and his famous painting The Goldfinch.
Fabritius died young, caught in the explosion of the Delft gunpowder magazine, October 12, 1654, which destroyed a quarter of the city, along with his studio and many of his paintings. Only about a dozen paintings have survived.

Carel Fabritius painting The Goldfinch is in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
The painting is a trompe-l'œil of a European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) on top of its feeder that is attached to the wall. The feeder consist of two half rings and a blue container. The bird is sitting on the top ring, to which it is chained by its foot.
In the 17th century, goldfinches were popular pets because they could be trained to draw water from a bowl with a miniature bucket. The Dutch title of the painting pertains to the bird's nickname puttertje, which refers to this custom and translates literally as little weller.
Source: Wikipedia

On October 19th, 2014 opens the first edition (Ouverture) of Daar komen de Putters! (Here come the Goldfinches!), at museum castle Keukenhof in Lisse, The Netherlands.
After the exhibition in castle Keukenhof the exhibition  travels to different locations, more information soon.

De Verrijzenis (the Resurrection)
Oil on panel,
33,5 x 22,8 cm

Een vogelstudie (bird study)
Oil on panel,
33,5 x 22,8 cm