Saturday, November 28, 2009

Don't Wake Daddy #4

Feinkunst Krüger is one of my favorite galleries. Located in Hamburg, Germany, it not only shows the work of German artists like Till Gerhard, Henning Kles and Anke Feuchtenberger (a personal favorite of mine), but also international names like Jay Ryan and Van Arno. Owner and founder Ralf Krüger presents art from mostly young and unconventional artists who create work in bold techniques or pieces that are based on stories or lean on popular culture concepts.
I'll be returning to Krüger's to join in a shared show next year May, but I will also have a piece in the upcoming 'Don't Wake Daddy' group exhibition which opens December 5th. This forth edition of DWD will feature solely drawing work. All, but one. Ralf will tell you about that particular piece on the night of the opening. Wish I could be there!

Above: 'L'Equipe De Nuit', graphite on paper. My drawing for the DWD exhibition

'Don't Wake Daddy'#4, The Drawing Show. Opening: December 5th, 6-11 pm at Feinkunst Krüger, Ditmar -Koel-Str. 22, Hamburg, Germany. The show features work by Anthony Ausgang, Eric White, Fred Stonehouse, Gary Baseman, Heiko Müller, Jason Limon, Marcus Schäfer, Mark Elliott, Martin Wittfooth, Travis Louie, Van Arno and many more!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Bonjour, Dachshund!

Two weeks from now I will find myself with my feet on Seattle soil to be at the opening of my third show at the Roq la Rue Gallery. The show is named 'Bonjour, Dachshund!' and will feature new paintings and some of my framed giclée prints. I'll share the walls with the cool creations of Junko Mizuno. On the night of the opening, December 11th, I'll also sign my book Rock Candy at the gallery. The next night you can find me at the Fantagraphics Store for the second book signing. Hope to meet you at Roq's and/or Fanta's!
At this moment I'm working on the last pieces, like 'Death of a Ghost' (detail above). Keep an eye on the Roq website, all the new works will be posted there just before the opening.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thank you!

Dear ABC book signing visitors,
The signing yesterday afternoon was a blast! Even though everybody had to wait for a little bit it all went rather smooth and the atmosphere at ABC was wonderful. People took the time and effort to drop by (even traveling from the other side of the country) which I appreciate a lot. At the end of the day I walked on air because of all the kind words and praises. Thanks so much you all! You truly made my day.
Below some photo's for you to enjoy. (Cheers, Bo!)
First Photo left: Hey, it's Ingrid, José and Leendert!

Left: My pal Saskia dropped by too (with injured hands from a nasty fall on gravel... oof). Right: My sister and my nephew Nigel.
Left: Miss A & miss C! (Note Cindy's shoe's; she's almost ready to rock the Halloween night as Maneki Neko). Right: Jeroen from Lamelos, looking sharp.
Left: my dear friend Martin, me, and Rick from ABC. Right: The gang from Amersfoort; Jacqui and her son Milan.

Left: Mr. Draawer from Singapore. (Thank you for the kind gift pack!) Right: Sweet Jo and Floor.
Left: Jo and Chico know. Right: After the signing I noticed that 'Fangoria', 'Sexy Butts', 'Eisner' & Robert Pattinson had been watching over me.

(My next signing will be in Seattle, WA, in December. The first is on Friday the 11th, at the opening of my next shared show at Roq la Rue and the next is on Saturday the 12th at the Fantagraphics Bookstore. Details will follow asap, keep an eye on this blog or my website).