My work consists of painting and making installations, both free work and commissioned. Pushing boundaries is important in my work. In addition to conventional painting, I use innovative elements such as solar pendula to generate movement. My paintings have been enriched with new elements over the years and have developed from 2 to 3DI think contrast and mass are important. Each blob of paint becomes a mini object with its own lightsurface and shadow. By applying different layers of paint and material, the process is visible as traces and tracks in landscapes
A great source of inspiration for me is that man has become null and void in his own cultivated world. That is why parliaments and construction sites are recurring themes in my work, because the processes in these are constantly changing. The works “Muck” and “Street” are examples of an attempt to make different perspectives visible at a glance, “The world in a nutshell ”
In the recent commissions of both the National Military Museum Soesterberg and the Historisch Museum Frankfurt, I have brought together the past, the present and the future into a whole…
The work for the National Military Museum Soesterberg is a scale model of the role of the army in peacetime. It is a museum hall filling permanent installation with six different themes spread over 70m2 (scale 1/87). The themes are:-Veterans day at the malieveld. The Hague.
These are supplemented with news and film clips. Around the work there are dummy cameras that focus on the different events shown,HISTORISCH MUSEUM FRANKFURT
The contrast of history; destruction, demolition machines and the bombardment versus reconstruction and new construction; construction cranes is visible in a city on the move. “Life measured out in metric tons displacement for society’s need”
Recent works mainly go back to painting and are about replacing the technical aspect of everlasting vivid processes in oilpaint, by acrylic mass layers.