Member of the Vereniging voor Originele Grafiek (Association of Original Graphic Arts)
Member of Stichting Drukwerk in de Marge (Association of small publishers)
Member of the Artists Society Ars Aemula Naturae in Leiden
Born : 8 juli 1950 in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Education: Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (1968-1974)
Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Graphic Arts,
Feb. 2010 Grafisch Atelier, Alkmaar
Jan. 2010 Ars Aemula Naturae, Leiden
Dec. 2008 Grafisch Werkcentrum, Amsterdam
Jan. 2008 Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard
Jan. 2008 Museum Joure, Grafisch Kabinet, Joure
Juni 2009 Open Atelierroute Oud West, Amsterdam
July 2007 Galerie De Huiskamer, Harlingen
April 2006 Zeeuwse Bibliotheek, Middelburg
Aug. 2004 Pieter Vermeulen Museum, IJmuiden
April 2004 Galerie Daaf 1, Amsterdam
Aug. 2003 Galerie Van Strien, Nieuw Amsterdam
Mrt. 2011 Kunstcentrum De Kolk, Spaarndam
Nov. 2010 “Bours for small publishers”, Pieterskerk, Leiden
Okt. 2010 Galerie De Stoker, Amsterdam
Sept. 2010 Friese Mini Prent Biënnale, Galerie de Lawei, Drachten
Feb. 2010 Grafisch Museum, group exhibition kadeKUNST, Joure
Nov. 2009 “Bours for small publishers”, Pieterskerk, Leiden
Mei 2008 Wereldboekenmarkt, Amsterdam
June 2007 6th Lessedra World Art Mini Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgary
April 2007 “iconoGRAPHIC”, Galerie Retort, Amsterdam
July 2006 ”Word in Image”, Galerie De Sigarenfabriek, Delft
July 2006 “Hommage aan Rembrandt op A4”, Sidac Studio, Leiden
June 2006 ”Graphic Art Manifestation”, Galerie Werfkade 16,Hoogezand
April 2006 “Bours for small publishers”, DRUKsel, Gent, België
Dec. 2005 Ipso Facto, Houten, lithograph as New Year Print
‘03, ‘07 and ‘08 Museum Meermanno, Den Haag
2006 and 2008 Zeeuwse Bibliotheek, Middelburg
2008 en 2010 Royal Library, Den Haag
TECHNIQUES: lithographie, woodcut, bookprint, photography and various drawing- and painting-techniques.
STATEMENT AND SUBSCRIPTION OF MY WORK
My work has a strong commitment with nature.
Shells fascinate me already for a long time, just like fossils and stones. For me they are a metaphore for the stratification of time – layers of earth – lines of growth – historic ages.
Sometimes the shells are so abraded and petrified, that they look like a fossil; I can fantasy about the seas of the world, they have drifted in the course of ages.
I try to express this stratification in my work: transparency and composition contribute to this idea and also the way of printing, in several layers of colour.
Besides making lithographes, I often make “artists books”; series of graphic work, bounded in a book or portfolio.
My last book is is inspired by the old shell game Kai-awase from Japan of the 10 th. Century. The two halfs of shells were to be collected so as the images, painted inside, fitted together. These were two images of one story or two halfs of a poem.
I compare this game with an idea of the old Greek civilization, the so-called Symbolon. One example of a symbolon is a broken stone. The two halfs of this stone were kept by two parties of a matter of business as a voucher/certificate.
In this book I printed 4 fragments of stories of this old Greek idea, found in texts of Plato, Lucius, Herodotus and Euripides. I added a fragment of a story of prince Genji and 4 stories, written by myself (texts in Dutch).
The illustrations of these stories are lithographs of examples of the symbolon.
My work has been exhibited in galery’s, libraries and musea. Most of my artists books are aquired by the museum of books “Museum Meermanno” and the “Royal Library” in The Hague in Holland.