Very happy to present my paintings, collage-art and my UP-cycle pieces: pre-used chains, bracelets, bags and belts, to give them a new life.
From the first of February until the 24th of February I will have an exhibition at Galerie DNA in Het Bergkwartier of Deventer. Saturday the 10th I will have a meet & greet with drinks from 14:00 until 16:00 hours.
See below a selection of my paintings and UP-cycled pieces that will be exhibited.
Some of the UP-cycled pieces in my URBAN COLLECTION
Some of the UP-cycled pieces in my WINGDING COLLECTION
Some of the UP-cycled pieces in my CUBAN LINK CHAIN COLLECTION
Some of the UP-cycled pieces in my STREET COLLECTION
Some of the UP-cycled pieces in my UNSHACKLE COLLECTION
I love streetart, stencil-art, tags and graffiti art. I myself started out using spraypaint on paper and canvas, still being a bit shy for trying it out in the streets. I used to visit an amazing spraypaint shop in Amsterdam, Henxs, just to look at their amazing collection of spraypaint cans and posca markers, books on streetart and their skateboard clothes. Always made me happy. My favourite shops have always been the ones that combine (street)art, books, music (preferably with someone behind a turntable) , graphic novels, vinyl art and skateboard fashion and accessories. That’s where the edge of the groove is. Anywhere in the world.
One day I just asked the guy behind the counter of Henxs to set me up with a starter-kit for spraypainting. He gave me some tips on how to spraypaint at home (water basis), some sjablones to try out, and six colours of spraypaint. And I was lost. For half a year I spraypainted and spraypainted. Trying out different materials, from different sorts and colours of paper, like crazy rolls of wallpaper, Japanese paper, sandpaper, sun bleach-paper, carbon paper, and fabrics, boxes, vinyl art poppets, and of course canvas and canvas board.
I design my stencils and sjablones with acrylpaint and Posca marker. First I try out different designs on paper, then I create a stencil from plastic and start experimenting with the design for a while with spraypaint. I now often use those designs again as a base for my canvas acrylpaint portraits.
Spraypaint design logo Upper PlaygroundSpraypaint and acrylpaint on canvasMy petit little monster – Spraypaint, acrylpaint and Posca marker on canvasMy petit little monstre -Spraypaint, acrylpaint and Posca marker on canvasGirl on a pedestal – spraypaint and collage on canvasSpraypaint and collage on canvasWarhol – spraypaint, acrylpaint and stencil on paperWarhol in Deep – spraypaint, acrylpaint and stencil on paperAndy Warhol Spraypainting – acrylpaint with stencil on paperWarhol – spraypaint and acrylpaint on canvasAndy Warhol SpraypaintingAndy Warhol Spraypainting – spraypaint and acrylpaint with stencilSpacing out with Warhol #8Frida Kahlo Spraypainting on paperFrida Kahlo Spraypainting on paper‘Faces’ spraypainting on paperSerious Man – spraypaint and acrylpaint on paperSerious Man framed – spraypaint on paperSerious Man framed – spraypaint and acrylpaint on paperSerious Man – spraypaint on plastic sheetSerious Man – spraypaint and stencil on paperSerious Man – spraypaint on stencil and foilpaperSerious man – box art – spraypaintSpraypainting Clint Eastwood on rubber canvasClint Eastwood spraypainting Spraypainting Skull Art – on paperCubes Skull art on paperMiles Davis Spraypainting – stencil becomes the artpiece – on paper