Monday, June 11, 2012

New Limited Edition Print 'La Mort en Cadence' Details


‘The cadens of death’, my interpretation of the Danse Macabre allegory. A seemingly dreamlike scene of a stoat, surrouned by various flora in decay’. The background of this print is white.

Size: 11 x 11.2" / 28 x 28.5 cm. Print run: 20 pieces, limited edition. Available at the Femtasia Shop (These images are posted to give an idea of the detail of the giclée prints available on my website).





Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Portrait


A few months back, photographer Lukas Göbel dropped by to shoot my portrait to go with an interview in Surface magazine. I very much like this shot, taken in my back yard. Check out more of Lukas' impressive (portrait) work at his website.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Part Terrier


I spotted this doggie in Haarlem, last weekend. If I'd ever own a dog I hope it looks something like this one. Photo's nor words could proper capture it's attractiveness, you should have been there. Than you too would have remarked it's peculiar shape and short legs, it's robotic walk that resembled an automatic toy, it's 'like I care' grumpy glance and it's stubbornness to be fondled by strangers.
'She's part terrier!', the owner proudly shared, as the dog stared the other way, ignoring me (and the fact that most terrier types are curious and friendly). I loved it, as I have a weakness for all animals with an odd shape and character, and totally unnecessary told the dog 'You're cute!', to which the owner said to his pet 'There, now you see for yourself'.
(Photo: ©Leendert -thanks!)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fever, Part 2

For some years now I’m using IWeb software for my website. Although it has advantages there are some things that go beyond my website building skills.
I have learned from visitors and from my own experience that my website www.femtasia.nl can have an unstable appearance. In certain browsers and on certain computers it looks fine but in some occasions the font changes, switches position or even appears in a larger size which makes texts unreadable. Highly frustrating for both myself and you as a visitor.

I’m working on finding more suitable software. If my current website is unreadable, please try it in another browser and see if that helps. Until that time, thanks for your patience.

*Update: I've switched all texts from type to images. Not perfect, but it helps.

June News


Although outside it feels nothing like June In Holland supposed to be, with temperatures that equal last years Christmas, here's some sunny news for you to enjoy;

'Inside the Sketchbook' is a new serie on the Hi Fructose website. A peek inside the sketchbook of various artists. Here's mine. Picture above; one of my sketchbook pages.

'Debut' is a Korean publication on illustration and art and holds a plethora of pictures with accompanying interviews. My work is sandwiched between the art of Fred Stonehouse, Mark Whalen and many others (most of them unknown by me). Hard to say something about the written part of the book since it's in Korean, but overall it looks and feels professional and the work is an eclectic mix and unites in it's surreal content. Pleased to be part of it. More info here.


Interview; Here's a nice chat with the folks of the 'Last Junkies on Earth' blog, last month. (Oh, and did you know Bjoern and Linda of LJoE have a cool band with the cool name Stuntcat?)

This is the announcement on Hi Fructose of the upcoming group exhibition at Roq la Rue gallery, opening on June 8, 2012. The theme of the show is 'Death and the Maiden',  an art motif that originates from the late-medievel Danse Macabre allegory, which will be interpreted by a variety of contemporary artists.