About

Born September 28th 1957 in The Hague The Netherlands
At present I live and work in Rijswijk and The Hague
I am bilingual ( English/Dutch) and have spent part of my childhood in the UK and Switzerland
Travels to a.o. UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, Indonesia, US

My ideas originate from images and reports in the media and my living environment
Confrontations between private lives and world events play an important role
I develop ideas by doing research on the internet and taking pictures on location
Over the years I have created thematic photo files that are an important source
With this material I make photo constructions by hand

On a computer I use software, to create new images from a number of photographs
These are printed in limited editions.

I also make, usually small, objects from other objects I find, just lying around.
They all tell their own story.
It’s fascinating to bring them together and see what happens.

And it’s a good way to express ideas that benefit from symbolic representation.
It also allows me to let humor play a role.

 

Field of activity

Private and public commissions
Solo and group exhibitions
Solo and group projects
Curating projects and exhibitions

2015-2020

Exhibitions a.o.

Auction de Aanschouw in Tent Rotterdam  March 29 2020
*Cancelled due to corona virus measures
De Aanschouw Rotterdam curated by Leo de Bie 8 – 15 augustus 2019
Members exhibitions Pulchri Studio Art Foundation 2018
Orient: visions of the Middle East in contemporary art from east and west  Pulchri Studio The Hague November 2017
StudioLife private presentations 2017
Anatomy of Landscape icw Hoogheemraadschap Delfland 2016
The BigBang Seasons gallery The Hague 2015
StudioLife private presentations 2016
Pulchri Studios 2016
Pulchri Studios 2015

Projects
Studio research and development book photo works 2015-2020
In order of disappearance 2017
Anatomy of Landscape 2015-2017
Oriënt 2.0: visions of the Middle East in contemporary art from east and west Pulchri Studio The Hague November 2017

Curatorial work
Orient 2.0: visions of the Middle East in contemporary art from east and west Pulchri Studio The Hague November 2017

Portfolio
ArtDeelen galerie Rotterdam 2017
Jan van Hoof galerie Den Bosch 2016-2017
Fotofestival Naarden Netherlands 2017
Agfa Gevaert Festicolor Mortsel Belgium 2016
Luxemburg Art Prize 2016

2010-2014

Exhibitions a.o.
Lisbon Guerilla, Lissabon gallery The Hague March 2014
‘Nature of Change’: relationship man. nature and technology Pulchri Studio The Hague January 2014
Seasons gallery The Hague April, July,  August 2013, August 2012
Galerie56 Tilburg May 2011
Group exhibitions Pulchri Studio The Hague 2010-2015

Projects
I=X 2013 – present: Self and Selfie

Portfolio
Galerie Ronmandos Amsterdam 2013
Gallery GailGibson Seattle WA U.S. 2012
Gallery Grec Kucera Seattle WA U.S. 2012
Van den Berge gallery Goes 2011

Curatorial work
‘Nature of Change’: relationship man, nature and technology, Pulchri Studio The Hague January 2014
Impulse i.c.w. Emiel van der Beek, 21 young contemporary artists, Brabanthallen Den Bosch April 2011
Founding of Galerie Boven with Emiel van der Beek The Hague: project space contemporary art and design June 2011

2005-2009

Exhibitions a.o.
Royal Academy Londen Summer Exhibition 2009
Group and solo exhibitions Pulchri Studio 2007-2008, o.a. Five years of photographic images

Projects
Freelance tutor 3rd year student KABK ( Royal Academy of Art ) The Hague 2008
Exhibition committee, curator Pulchri Studio The Hague 2005-2008
Studio installation ‘Jacht’ (Hunt) The Hague 2007-2008
Digital Diary How many strangers 2005-2007

2000 –2004

Exhibitions a.o.
Group exhibitions Pulchri Studio 2000-2004
Haagse Salon 2003
Klein Werk ( small works) Voorhout gallery The Hague 2002
Haagse Salon 2002
De Meesters (The Masters) 2001

Projects
Poetry for ‘ Zes Schilders uit het Land van Lucht en Water’ (six painters from the land of sky and water)  book publishing Opmeer 2001
Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives auction The Hague 2001

1999-1995

Exhibitions a.o.
Group exhibitions Pulchri Studio The Hague
Art expo Rotterdam 1999

Projects
Private Pictures Leidschendam, Wassenaar 1999
Scheveningen Oor van de Zee 1997: geluiden van schilderkunst en poëzie ( Scheveningen: Ear of the Sea;  sounds of poetry and painting)
Private and local government commissions, Scheveningen, Meppel, Rotterdam and The Hague 1997-1999
Project Eyeword published by DichterDomein 1995

Membership Pulchri Studio The Hague 1998

1991-1994

Exhibitions a.o.
Het Syndicaat ( venue Arts and Culture) The Hague 1993
Group exhibition gallery Art Singel 100 Amsterdam 1993
Korzo theatre ( contemporary dance and music ) The Hague 1992
Group exhibition Edison gallery The Hague 1992

Projects
Modelkunstenaar  (model artist) 1994
Collaboration artist new media Wolter Schraa 1993-1994
Deux hommes dans une cabane project & installation Puy Calvel (Cahors) France 1991

Grants
Stroom 1992
Stroom (previously HCBK) 1991

1987-1990

Exhibitions a.o.
Group exhibitions HCBK ( foundation visual art) The Hague 1990
Open Ateliers ( Open Studios) The Hague 1990
Group exhibitions Haagse Kunstkring ( arts foundation) The Hague 1990
Group exhibition HCBK The Hague 1989
Residency Puy Calvel, Cahors, France 1987

Projects
Poetry performance Centennial Jubilee Haagse Kunstkring (art foundation) The Hague 1990
Perspectives Duales project & installation Cahors France 1988

Membership HCBK (Haags Centrum Beeldend Kunst, (foundation for visual art) 1987 and group exhibition The Hague 1987

1982-1986

Royal Academy of Art The Hague ( KABK ) painting, graphics, environmental art, art history