All posts by JAAPH

Hystericat

What am I working on? I have a picture called “I’m not sure that hystericat told the truth”. I was wondering what it would look like in a classical gold frame… As if it were a 140 years old. Unlikely, art-historically speaking, I know, but still…

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The last Kline: night

I framed the last Kline, the last one for now. I seem to be the only one who likes my Klines… Sigh… But I guess that’s what it takes to be an artist, keep going whatever people think. And not in art only, either. Well never midn that, I should be happy I have no corona, rather than be griping about recognition.

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Blind Horse

What am I working on? This is a painting that I worked on before, it’s now finished. “Blind Horse Dreaming of Dragons“. I really like it. It lifts my mood every time I see it.

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The evening

This is part 3 of my Doctor Kline series. It is now evening.

Doctors are everywhere in the media these days. And not only in the media also in the hospitals of course, which are filling up with corona patients needing life support. Doctors and nurses are becoming heroes; they work long hours and run big risks.

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Doctor Kline part 2

What am I working on? Not as many things as I would like to…. I had a crisis in one of my day jobs – still managing 2 companies – which took up most of my time. Never mind. You know the old saying: ‘In art, an amateur is somebody who has to work in another job to make a living. A professional is somebody with a rich partner’.

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Next Dike Temple

What am I working on? I was talking with agro-water-mystic Wim Kol about his work. What is it all about? We concluded that with his monumental water-archetypic buildings/sculptures, Wim’s wants to change people’s relationship with the dike.

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Homehaus in the making

First sketches of the homehaus series came back from the printer, so I could do the next step. Here you see them in their underpainting. I have always worked on single paintings. The homehaus is my first planned series.

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The crypto-symbolic dike

And the dike series goes on… Wim Kol and I have been working diligently on our ‘Dike Mysticism’ series. In this picture you see Wim’s wife Yvonne with the latest incarnation of the imaginary dike temple.

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Calling Doctor Kline

What am I working on? I have a new hero. I got fascinated by the US abstract expressionist Franz Kline. I was struck by the organic unity in his paintings. His work looks very simple (mostly black and white). But careful viewing shows that they went through many versions, edits and iterations.

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Homehaus series

What have I been working on? A lot. My Behance artist group XP2020 is now 8 artists. It has been a great joy to be part of this group. The job of building it is more or less finished. I am working on an exhibition proposal; 40 works. ‘Expressionist Art in the New Twenties”. This got me into an ‘exhibition’ mindset, thinking in shows, rather than single paintings…

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