Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wow x Wow

Nice questions in the Wow x Wow interview, the 'online art recourse'. Read it here and/or see the interviews with other New Contemporary Art colleagues.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Release of the book 'The Graphic Art of the Underground' coming up

Here's a book I'm looking forward to read; it's called 'The Graphic Art of the Underground' and it steps into the world of visual art and design of alternative and youth cultures from the 1950s to today.

Former co-editors and publishers of UK alternative arts magazine 'Nude', Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince, brought together the artwork of Hotrod culture, Psychedelia, Comic Art, Lowbrow, Pop Surrealism and other relevant areas to explore it in an academic way. The creations of Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Joe Sorren, Alex Gross, Gary Panter, Jamie Reid, Robert Williams and many more are included (and, yippee! my work is part of it too).

The Graphic Art of the Underground can be pre-ordered in the UK/EU at The book will be released in the US, Australia, India and other territories worldwide in November 2014.

9/17 update ; on the book's website can be found more (order) information.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Warten am Waldrand @ Roq la Rue

August 7th, 2014, Roq la Rue Gallery will exhibit my new serie of original artworks in the shared solo exhibition 'Warten am Waldrand'.

The new works include painted and drawn stories about hypnotic wild boars, addicted ducks and Krampus on a weekday, just to name a few. I'll share the walls with the work of Casey Weldon.

Opening night from 6 to 9 pm. Address: 532 1st Ave S., Seattle, WA, USA.
For more information about the preview or sales please contact Roq la Rue's Kirsten Anderson.

...Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the opening myself. I wish you much enjoyment from here!

A few of the Warten am Waldrand works. For a full preview see Roq la Rue's website.
Top of post; 'L'Heureux Événement', acrylics on book cover

'Der Geber', graphite on paper
'El Dutchie', acrylics on book cover in 'vintage look' frame with bronze inlay
'Pooch Patrol', acrylics on panel in antique hand carved frame (from France, first part 20th century)

'Pooch Patrol', detail

All rights reserved, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Up Next!

Coming up August 7th; 'Warten am Waldrand', my next shared solo exhibition at Seattle's Roq la Rue Gallery. (Above; drawing sneak peek - more pic's closer to the opening date). And Oh la la, I love the new frames for the Waldrand show with their lush bonbon look. For example;

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New Portrait

Some weeks ago I went on a little Tour de Portrait through the city with übercool photographer Bettina Neumann to shoot a new portrait.

Bettina has a keen eye for the seemingly unseen, capturing elements like a graphic composition, hinting to her graphic design background. Examples of her still life work and other portraits can be found in her online portfolio. I wanted a new direction in my promo portrait and was looking for a depiction more focused on the person and she fitted this wish perfectly. (Also, her offbeat sense of humour made these sessions a lot of fun!)

The lapis lazuli blue tiles of the Amsterdam apartment complex hallway might be my favorite since blue is (one of) my darling(s), but I also like the Belgium-retro look of the Restaurant Modern with its subdued colouring. Here are a few from the serie;

Friday, May 16, 2014

'Summer Supper' Free Mini Print

From May 16, 2014, free for all print orders* and while stock lasts, the mini print 'Summer Supper'!
Fine art giclée print, signed and numbered, 4.7 x 6.7" (12 x 17 cm), edition of 20.

*THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER VALID. No more prints available.