Just as earthly as elevated
I create contemporary and minimalist sculptures with which I create peace, strength and joy.
Balance for the world and for myself. Apparent simplicity, which does not lose its magic.
I look for shapes that feel right. Shapes that are just as earthly as elevated.
I name my sculptures, a title is restrictive for me. A name comes from your subconscious mind and is almost always appropriate. You feel it, but you cannot dissect it clinically. With everything in my life I notice that my subconscious mind and the symbolism associated with it plays a major role.
Another thing that often appears in my designs is a masculine energy that wants to manifest. An energy that stands for doing my own thing, being able to focus, putting something in the world and having a healthy self-esteem without having to be perfect… This is very liberating for me and gives me a lot of pleasure. By making sculptures my masculine and feminine sides are in balance. That makes me a complete person.
Because I am 'different', or difficult to frame, -I have a character full of contradictions in all areas-, I know what it is like not to fit in and also how valuable it is to to feel the freedom that is necessary to take that freedom at a certain point in your life, to dare to be yourself. To feel equal, without having to be similar. Suppression of race, gender, religion, sexuality, emotions… as a person and society you get a disproportionate amount of problems in return. So if there's one thing I want to plea for, except for balance, it’s for freedom and equality.
Current and upcoming exhibitions:
October 28 / December 31, 2022
Group exhibition: opening show, SPACE, Kolding, Denmark
September / October 2022
Group exhibition: 75th anniversary exhibition KCB (Artist Center Bergen), Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands.
For sales (separate from the exhibits); please contact me by mail, social media or telephone, or with the following galleries that represent me:
Spaklers Urban Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Artichoque Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands
The Artling, online art gallery
Space gallery, Kolding, Denmark
You are most welcome in my home studio in Alkmaar, in the North of The Netherlands. I make a nice cup of coffee, show you everything without obligation, tell you about my work and life and I am curious about who you are!
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