Mixed media on paper, PASTEL PAINTINGS: washed ink, acrylic, charcoal and pastels
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Mixed media on paper: washed ink with pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint
I am a Durch artist living and working in Amsterdam. I started drawing at an early age. In my teens I followed private classes with a number of different artists. When I was seventeen, I visited Italy for the first time, admiring the work of the many Renaissance artists. It was of great influence of my career.
The materials I choose are minimal; ink, water, pastels and some acrylic paint. With a special pictoresque effect. My pastelpaintings are a mix of Eastern and Western tehiniques. Famous japanese ink wash master from the 15th and 16th century like Sesshu Toyo and Hasegawa Tohaku continue to impress me. And I am inspired by the pastelmasters in the 18th century like the Italian Rosalba Carriera and the French artist Quentin de la Tour.
Since my time at Art school, my affinity is with paper because the specific characteristics of paper I cannot translate to other materials such as linen.
More backround information
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NOTIFICATION: are there artists, like me, been through ( still having ) bad experiences with the very agressive Belgium galerist Ludwig Trossaert? Under false pretenses he let me sign in November 2016 his contract. Without telling me that he was coming up a month later with a new contract ( I didn't want to sign ) and other concept for a virtual galerie and closing his galerie in Antwerp several months later. I became in a strangling contract and situation with for me bad FINANCIAL results. The task of a gallerist is to promote and help artists not to get them financial down. Like he did.
||The waters of Venice serie
The Signals, the waters of Venice,100 x 125cm. 2018
Sounds of Nature serie
The blue old tree, 120 x 160cm, 2018