vrijdag 26 september 2014

Wolvecamp prijs 2014

Yesterday 25-09-2014 was the prize ceremony from the Wolvecamp prize... a prestigious painting prize in Holland. Nominees where Wafae Ahalouch el Keriasti, Marijn van Kreij en Esther Tielemans. 
I was there to help Wafae to build up her presentation and I need to say there where 3 super good presentations... Esther Tielemans was the winner. Congrats Esther!!

dinsdag 23 september 2014

De Onconventionele Atlas van Amsterdam

De Onconventionele Atlas van Amsterdam, a big artist book (70x50cm). 
Even though inspired by Amsterdam geography, this atlas activate in the spectators a process of imagination more than of recognizeable maps or existing places in the city. The work indirectly comments on the status and function of an atlas. Other than an object consulted to find precise position of streets, this new Atlas suggests seeking location or place as a process of personal associations, where individual knowledge, memory and desires are intimately intermingled. It speaks of personal imagination and emotional travels, experiencing or percieving a place or city, over objectivity and geographical coordinates. 

48 pages are painted by Aquil Copier and 15 pages are reinterpreted by the artists: Joanneke Meester, Marjolijn de Wit and Dieuwke Spaans.

maandag 22 september 2014

Painting a 30 meter canvas @ Artel Office. The Netherlands 2014

The Dutch company Artel (famous for their big size painting frames) produced and stretched a canvas of 2x30 meters. Just for fun and to show that they are able to... Me and some friends took the opportunity to paint this canvas in one weekend.

Participating artists: Arthur Stokvis, Andre Smits, Saskia de Maree, Lisa Couwenbergh, Mai van Oers, Jeroen Vrijsen, V&B and Aquil Copier.

For more info about Artel see www.artel.eu