One Year Later_ Opium Atelier//BustProject

Last year around this time i was invited to take part in the residency of Opium Atelier by NPO Radio4. I t was during this residency that i started on my 100 Busts Project. In which (suprise supsrise) I want to make 100 Busts to see how they change over time. This change can be in the physical appearance of the work, the Quality of the work, My thoughts on the work or something completely different.

So what can i tell you about this project right now?

One year later i have made 42 busts. It has been wonderfully dreadful. With the first busts it was not that hard to come up with ideas, but the more i made the harder it got. I have strained away from my original interpretation of what i call a bust. I have had to let go of many of my preconceptions. I have had to accept that i don’t have an unlimited strain of good ideas going through my mind, and that i also have to make the “bad” ideas. Most of the times these ideas actually become some of my best work because i have not had it filtered  through my own prejudgements.

With 58 busts still to create i can only wonder about what other changes this project is going to go through. I am dreadfully excited!

You can follow my progress HERE

Residency @ Opium Atelier

Last week i was invited to take part in the residency of opium atelier, Due to the COVID-19 outbreak i worked from my own studio instead of inside the Opium studio. I started working on my project of making 100 busts and talked about my progress on NPO Radio4 Opium Atelier, A dutch radio program. I also sent in pictures and texts you can read.* It was a very interesting and above all good experience and i got pretty far with my project in just 5 days

*Note that everything is in Dutch

Click Here to see my progress

Menselijk – Galerie Pouloeuff

Last week was the opening of the exhibition “Menselijk” (Human) at Galerie Pouloeuff. Myself and two other amazing artists, Leonie Schneider and Daniël Martinus, all show works that relate to being human, what does being human mean? How do we relate to each other? and how do we relate to robots that are similar to us?

The exhibition is on show until march 29th 2020!

Open Fri-Sat : 11.00-17.00  Sun : 12.00-17.00

Galerie Pouloeuff

Turfpoortstraat 36a
1411 EG Naarden-Vesting NL

More information click here

Photography by: Pieter Kunnen

Upcoming Exhibition: Menselijk

You are all invited to the opening of the upcoming exhibition ‘Menselijk’ at Galerie Pouloeuff!

Me and 2 other amazing artists will be showing works that relate to being human, what does being human mean? How do we relate to each other? and how do we relate to robots that are similar to us?

Official opening:
Sunday 26 January 2020
14.00 – 17.00

On show from 26 January till 29 March!

Turfpoortstraat 36a
The Netherlands

For more information Click Here

Opening: ALIEN-NATION @BUT Film Festival

I had a wonderfull time at the opening of the exhibition ALIEN-NATION at BUT Film Festival 2019. The festival was new to me but i surely love it. There were a lot of people there that made the atmosphere crazy and cozy and there was a lot to see and do. i’ll be back next year for sure!



Feel free to come visit the opening of the upcoming exhibition ALIEN-NATION.

Stichting KOP invited me amongst others to participate in this years exhibition at BUT Film Festival, Enter the realm of the unknown and experience a distortion of everyday life!

Other participating artists include: Barbara Geerlings, Mike Suijkerbuijk, Savannah Bredow, Simon Oosterhuis, Sjuul Joosen, Swaeny Nina Kersaan en Wencke Nilsson.

Wednesday 28-08 18:30 – 24:00 official opening @ 19.00

Thursday 29-08 13.00 – 24.00 
Friday 30-08 12.00 – 24.00 
Saturday 31-08 12.00 – 24.00 
Sunday 01-09 12.00 – 18.00

Nieuwe Veste
St. Janstraat 16
4811 GS Breda

Curated by: Roos Janssen & Maurice Nuiten