View Post

Portrait of my brother

This a portrait of my big brother, the fourth one in my series. My brother had tough time the past two years with a divorce. So now he is standing on one leg in Balance. Two houses depict the two households that there are now. The three lampposts are his kids. The big crane means reconstruction of his life, as well as his feet that are partially deconstructed. I must admit that for this portrait was heavily influenced by the American Realist painter Bo Bartlett. I took his composition and …

View Post

Ocean in glass sphere

This work that I made is inspired by Hieronymus Bosch. I visited the Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in Den Bosch a few years ago and I was struck by the sheer beauty of it all. One of his works called ‘The Garden of Earthly Delight‘ is a triptych oil painting. Which means that it consists of 3 panels which can be closed. When the panels are closed, there arises a new painting (see image). The exterior panels show the world during creation. I wanted to recreate that feeling of a miniature …

View Post

4 selfportraits

I fooled around with an app called Bellus3d. It gives you the possibility to make a 3d scan of your head with an iPhone x. The scan can be imported in several 3d programs, which I promptly did. So I made several self portraits. One of them looks painted, which I am really proud of. Most of the time I work with filters so that it looks like it is painted. This is the first time I used several brushes on the image in Photoshop to get that oilpainty look. …

View Post

Portrait of Joris

This number 3 in my series of portraits that I am making. This is a portrait of my good friend Joris. He is a life coach who as you can see in the portrait loves to surf. My previous portraits were more realistic. In the sense that my father and Jorrit are more or less possible in real life. With Joris I wanted it to be more surreal. The main theme of his portrait is balance. Can you figure out in how many ways I have a portrayed that theme?

View Post

Portrait of my dad

This is my 2nd portrait that I made. This one was really hard to make. Mainly because it is a portrait of my dad. When I do a portrait I want the one who is being portrayed be pleased with what I made. But if they are not pleased, I am not overly disappointed, things like style and taste differ. But with my dad it is a whole different ball game. Just felt like a kid again, who presents his drawing to his parents. Relationships with your parents can be …

View Post

Portrait of Jorrit

This is a portrait of my good friend Jorrit. Jorrit is a photographer and someone who is an all-round Handyman. This is the first one in a series of portraits I am making. When handing over his portrait I interviewed him. He was really touched by the way I portrayed him and as an artist that is the reaction you hope for. In my work process I first took several pictures of him, then I recreated him in 3d. He thoroughly enjoyed the photo shoot, especially the hair cap. But …

View Post

Don’t Walk Installation for Amsterdam Light Festival

This is my application for the Amsterdam Light Festival 2018. This year I was not selected to go through the second round. The theme for 2018 is ‘The Medium is the Message. Below you can read the description of my light installation called ‘Don’t Walk’. Do you dare to walk through or will you wait and obey? In the middle of the walkway two classic pedestrian traffic lights are erected. The crosswalk is visualized by red lights on the floor.  There is no traffic that needs to be regulated. The …

View Post

Rings

Sometimes I am just inspired by a certain shape. In this case it is rings. I will just make a series of visuals with rings. Exploring different techniques and styles. This one is inspired by the recent solar eclips.   These stars have a seventies hand drawn vibe.   An eye in the distance, up close little spikes.

View Post

Hydra Desk Lamp

The hydra desk Lamp is inspired by the mythology of the many headed water snake called Hydra.  The desk lamp would be made of a flexible metal which can be bend in all directions. You could even bend it around a pole. The metal is sturdy enough to carry the weight of 3 bulbs without flexing. The 3 bulbs could also be bend in different directions providing extra flexibility when necessary.  The red wire is a resemblance of a snake tongue or poisonous tail. The length of this lamp would …

View Post

Bulbed Pendant Lamp

This pendant lamp is made of white semi transparent half spheres. This will make the light more diffuse and magical. This would be rather large lamp with a height of 60/70 cm and a diamter of 40/30cm.     Note: This is one of many studies for a lamp design. I have more ideas then I can eventually produce in reality. So I just share them for inspiration. Maybe some of my designs will be realized one day.