‘Underworld’ is a series of risoprints made with photographs I took of trees/landscapes mirrored in water. They show an inverted, inaccessable world full of mysterie. The same but also the opposite of the world we live in and call reality. There are 111 prints on paper, all a bit smaller than A4, all different in image, amount of layers or colours, some of them have been sewn over or have a sewn-on layer of sheer fabric.
Ceramic prints – 2014 & 2015.
In 2014 I started with experimenting with printing (silkscreen) my own ceramic transfers. This lead to the series of ‘Garden lovers’ and ‘Wake up!’.
I also teach this technique in workshops for the Grafische Werkplaats.
The prints are used on divers old and new tableware.
Freaks of nature / Growths – 2000-2001.
Pencil drawings on paper.
A series of drawings made after a trip through Australia in 2000. The light and climate in Australia is hard and that creates many contrasts. In these drawings I looked at the Australian landscape on a micro-level to explore the following dualistic values of it:
soft and hard
light and dark
sharp and vague.
I took small natural objects as a starting point: photographed or taken as a souvenir.
Shadow drawings – 1997/1998.
Drawings in pencil or ballpoint on paper, kite paper (transparent) or directly on the wall (or floor).
The drawings are trying to capture the shifting fleetfulness and movement of shadows. Wherever there is light, there is shadow. You can be in it and it feels deep and endless, but just a little light will dispel it. In this series I have experimented to get depth in the drawing while keeping it flat. In june 1998 I created a shadow-memory-drawing installation for the exhibition ‘t Fort in a house at the Krusemanstraat, Den Haag.
Interior landscape – 2009.
Freestanding 3D linocut on wood, 6x4x3 m.
After I made ‘Den Haag Binnenstebuiten’ I used a similar set up to make an indirect self portrait. It became a free standing room with images of objects and direct self portraits throughout the years (inside) and landscapes that are meaningful to me and that I believe make up my ‘interior landscape’.
This project was partly financed by Stroom and in 2008 I had a small exhibition of the project in progress at the Stroom facilities in Den Haag: ‘Ondertussen’.(‘In the mean-time’) The work was also exhibited in Pictura, Dortrecht in 2009 during the ‘Printing outside the frame’ exhibition.
‘scapes – Ongoing from 2013.
During my a-i-r in Sydney in 2013 I started to develop the idea for a big project I am calling ‘SCAPES. Slowly working my way towards realising this project I am making smaller ‘scapes in different techniques. It is to be a large scale silkscreen print that will form the base for a cooperation project with various artists of various fields. An all-round art-experience.
‘scapes can be: landscapes, cityscapes, soundscapes, lightscapes…
These ‘scapes are realised in textiles.
Analog Textiel Festival – 2014.
For the Analog Textile Testival in 2014 (organised and hosted by the Grafische Werkplaats) I made a series of try-out-‘scapes with newly learned silkscreen techniques. Learned them from Daniel Henry during a workshop at this festival. The ‘scapes try-outs were presented during an exhibition at Hoop warenhuis, Den Haag.
Also presented at the Mr Weiss exhibition in 2015 at Binckhorstlaan 215, Den Haag.
Silkscreen prints on fabrics, mostly 45 x 45 cm.
The presentation form can vary.