My work is figurative. What you see is taken from daily life. Something intrigues me and this I process into my drawings. The subject often arises from something small - an image or thought. I believe in giving meaning, It must be genuine. The idea behind a work should not impose. How one ultimately reads the image is what it should be, its about giving your own interpretation.
It does not tell one-on-one a story of sadness, happiness, love, life or death…. But this is often a reason from which a work arises. these are thoughts I have at that moment that I put into the drawing.
It is my personal story of how I look at feelings, relationships ... ... ... desires, connection ... ... hope and despair, life and death. I try, as it were, to convey timeless all-rounder emotion. Being human and nature are important sources of inspiration. I focus on the materiality of the drawing. These elements I work out with the use of drawing material that can portray this in the best way, with a preference for watercolor or pastel.
2020 - WERKSPOORKADE - Tractieweg 43 - Utrecht - NL
2018 - GALLERY SOPHIE - solo show 'Are You Presence?' - Paviljoensgracht 70 - The Haque - NL
2016 - DE AANSCHOUW - Witte de Withstraat 80 - Rotterdam - NL
2016 - HAREN MAJESTEIT - solo exposition 'outside in' - Lieve Vrouwenstraat 27 - Amersfoort - NL
2020 - ARTIST IN THE WORLD/ Utrecht Edition - Galerie Larik - Nachtegaalstraat 82a - Utrecht - NL
2020 - PIET HEIN EEK GALERIE - 'GENEROUS' - curated by Marc Mulders - Halvemanstraat 30 - Eindhoven - NL
2020 - OPEN WEEKEND ART UTRECHT / GALLERIES & ART SPACES - with MOVING GALLERY - Oudegracht 112-b - Utrecht - NL
2020 - HOT PAPER (GIFC) - online exhibition - Oslo/ Los Angeles
2020 - SHOWHOUSE JAY JAY - online exhibition - Antwerp - Belgium
2019 - WGKUNST - art sale - Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 28 - Amsterdam - NL
2019 - MUSEUM DE FUNDATIE 'THE EUROPA ZOMEREXPO' - Blijmarkt 20 - Zwolle - NL
2019 - DE AANSCHOUW and DXIX - expo Co/Lab 4 - Torrence Art Museum (TAM) - Los Angeles
2018 - REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPIECIES - Muiderberg/ het Gooi - NL
2018 - THE FOUNDATION DUTCH PORTRAIT PRICE - Weekend of the Portrait - Loods 6/ KNSM-laan 143 - Amsterdam - NL
2018 - HOOGTIJ - foremost cultural tours in The Hague - Paviljoensgracht 70 - The Haque - NL
2017 - GIFC - Got It For Cheap - watercolor drawings - Athena > Copenhagen > NYC > Oslo > Stockholm > Los Angeles
2015 - ELLEN BENDERS Concept Store – portrait drawing of man and animal - Rijnstraat 2 - Amsterdam - NL
2014 - Participated in the exhibition RONSE DRAWING PRIZE 2014 - Ronse - Belgium.
NOMINATIONS & PRIZES
2014 - RONSE DRAWING PRIZE 2014 - selected for the competition - Ronse - Belgium.