W139/ Column

januari 20, 2007

Yesterday evening the renovated building of the artcenter W139 in Amsterdam reopened. The new director of W139, Gijs Frieling, asked me a few months ago if I would like to make a periodical colomn in drawing criticizing the (Dutch) artworld. Our visions on that subject seemed to be similar. “Of course I would like to do that!”

Beneath the drawing I made for January/March.  It is my observation of the little riot that is going on in the artworld in the Netherlands. A vain discussion about who thinks himself more important, more influencial, etc. In my vision it’s about the heads/faces and not the content. Will be continued…

“It’s about…” 

  Detail drawing W139

januari 19, 2007

This morning I finished this painting. It’s called: “When I shoot you’ ll be dead for ten seconds…” I have made this painting as a donation for the auction of the ‘KWF Kankerbestrijding’ on Curacao, a fund that raises money for research on cancer. Although the bright colours, the painting is not about happy things. It is about looking a – sometimes – fatal disease in the eye. I’ve put a lot of Dutch sayings about sickness, death and the weakness of mankind in this picture. Keep on looking… 

“When I shoot you’ll be dead for ten seconds…”

“Als ik schiet, ben je 10 tellen dood”/”When I shoot you, you are dead for 10 seconds”, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 240×180 cm.

Hello world!

januari 18, 2007

Just landed! Have to think about what I am going to write and show you……New media….Let’s do this!