Do you remember that I started an expressionist painters group called ‘XP20’ (‘Expressionists in the New Twenties’)? Over the last 3 years, several painters joined XP20 and almost as many left. One of them, the most enthusiastic and dedicated member, was Stas Lyashenko. He is from Ukraine and he recently fled to Germany.Continue reading
And at the same time, the XP20 group continues. It is still small, 4 active members plus 1 member who communicates through icons only. But we do make ‘communal works’ and we do work on shared themes.Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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’.Continue reading
What’s going on? One important thing that happened this week, is that I started a first collaborative painting with the XP2020 expressionist group. Since we are an on line Behance group, we don’t physically meet, but I keep looking for ways to make it physical.Continue reading
What have I been working on? Of course I have been working on my paintings, but I have also been building my own group of artists: The XP20/20 Behance Team. The basic assumption is that great art usually results from groups of artists. XP20/20 stands for ‘new expressionism’, a neo-neo-neo movement.Continue reading
What am I working on? Still studying expressionism through the years. This time I am looking into the last officially labelled form of expressionism before XP20/20 (Expressionism 20/20): the Neue Wilde (The New Wild Ones).Continue reading
What am I working on? Still thinking about COBRA. Still looking at Karel Appel, the most famous member of COBRA. In Appel I see a strong link with folklore. Not straight folklore, but indirect, thematic, suggested folklore.Continue reading
What am I working on? One thing I am working on – or maybe I should say thinking about – is ‘Expressionism Twenytwenty‘. And, being a great fan of Karel Appel, I was wondering: how does COBRA fit in with XP20/20?Continue reading
This is the announcement of a neo movement in art and a related community called XP20/20. The article gives a short overview of expressionism in history and its four main movements. It describes the five characteristics of Expressionism Twentytwenty.
Please note: I keep a better updated version of this article on Behance.