Art & research

  • Painting the mountain with the moon
  • Painting the mountain with the moon Painting the mountain with the moon Painting the mountain with the moon Painting the mountain with the moon Painting the mountain with the moon Painting the mountain with the moon

Artistic research @AlpsArtAcademy #3

Being unfamiliar with the Alps, being raised 1650 meters below Safiental, my first focus of my research during the Alps Art Academy was on understanding and experiencing the mountainous landscape and its context. Focussing on the (un)conscious effects of the geographical environment, walking and framing became my critical tool for experimentation with the mountainous landscape. With these psychogeographic experiments and intuitive impressions I explored the balance between the physicality as well as the beyond human proportion of the mountains.

About Painting the mountain with the moon

Every day the mountain looks different. It’s not static, it moves as if it’s alive. Walking a mountain generates movement and that movement is expressed in trying to paint the mountainous horizon with the light of the full moon. (Full color photographs, 9x10cm.)

A selection of these photo’s was presented at Berghotel Alpenblick, Tenna – GPS: 46.746727, 9.339001 on Saturday Oct 3, 2020 during Art Biennale ART SAFIENTAL.

  • Disarranging disorientation
  • Disarranging disorientation Disarranging disorientation Disarranging disorientation

Artistic research @AlpsArtAcademy #4

Being unfamiliar with the Alps, being raised 1650 meters below Safiental, my first focus of my research during the Alps Art Academy was on understanding and experiencing the mountainous landscape and its context. Focussing on the (un)conscious effects of the geographical environment, walking and framing became my critical tool for experimentation with the mountainous landscape. With these psychogeographic experiments and intuitive impressions I explored the balance between the physicality as well as the beyond human proportion of the mountains.

About disarranging disorientation

The landscape is laughing, tricking you, rolling and standing still, turning and falling, up and down, down and up, defying your embrace

This was part of AlpsArt 2020.

This photo collage was presented at Berghotel Alpenblick, Tenna – GPS: 46.746727, 9.339001 on Saturday Oct 3, 2020 during Art Biennale ART SAFIENTAL.

Artistic research @AlpsArtAcademy #2

About Painting a line – walking as experimentation

This is one of my sketches on understanding and experiencing the mountainous landscape and its context. Focussing on the (un)conscious effects of the geographical environment, walking and framing became my critical tool for experimentation with the mountainous landscape. With these psychogeographic experiments and intuitive impressions I explored the balance between the physicality as well as the beyond human proportion of the mountains.

This was part of AlpsArt 2020.

Artistic research @AlpsArtAcademy #1

Up and down (continuous project)


This was part of AlpsArt 2020.

    AiR Artoll, spring 2019 AiR Artoll, spring 2019

Further explorations merging the ‘fluidity’ and ‘insects’ theme at AiR Artoll, Germany. Sumi, Indian and acrylic inks on Chinese paper.

  • AiR Artoll, autumn 2018
  • AiR Artoll, autumn 2018 AiR Artoll, autumn 2018 AiR Artoll, autumn 2018

Further exploration of ‘fluidity’ theme with Indian, Sumi and acrylic inks on Chinese paper (100×70) and of ‘insects’ theme with Siberian chalk and charcoal (140×100).

  • Presentation summer 2018
  • Presentation summer 2018 Presentation summer 2018 Presentation summer 2018

Presentation of work (Amsterdam). Ink on paper and objects made from found dead insects, gel and ink.

  • AiR Artoll, spring 2018
  • AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018

Exploring the ‘fluidity’ theme and ‘dead coral’ theme in larger formats, 100×70 cm and 2×3 m at AiR Artoll, Germany.

  • Recap Kyo machiya AiR
  • Recap Kyo machiya AiR Recap Kyo machiya AiR

The Kyo machiya Artist in Residence gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in the machiya way of living, in the Kyoto way of life. During the residency I kept this blog to describe my experiences. In this period I visited in between 30- 40 machiya’s, from cafe’s to private residences, from office spaces to social businesses. Some perfectly preserved, some redeveloped in modern ways. Continue Reading

  • Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’
  • Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’ Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’ Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’ Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’

What I found out in this short period, in these two months, is that the people in and outside Kyoto are trying to save their cultural heritage in many different ways as best as they can. To give these people an extra boost in their amazing efforts to find new ways to save machiya’s I organized a co-creative workshop using design thinking to help each other to re-think the future of machiya’s.

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