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Buying an original work
Many of my paintings and drawing are for sale. Have a look. Not quite sure yet? We can do a 'virtual hanging'. I can send you an app that shows you what it'll look like on your wall.

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Buying an augmented print
'Augmented'? First the painting is printed on quality canvas.
Then I add a few details by hand in acrylics. You will still own an original, although, admittedly, it is not as original as the original….

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Dusseldorf Spirits
Watercolor, ink, acrylics and cut-outs on paper, 30 x 20 cm.
2022


The Story 
In a hotel room in Dusseldorf several types of spirits are floating and mingling and passing through quite freely. Some of them are old. Some of them are quite recent. It is difficult to see where the physical world ends and the spirit world begins. This is a depiction of the secret of Dusseldorf spirits.

Original work

Print paper  30 x 20 cm

€ 300,--

€ 70.--



Rising Up
Watercolor, ink, acrylics and cut-outs on paper, 30 x 20 cm.
2022


The Story 
No matter how disheartening our circumstances may be, no matter how severe the threats are that are facing us, no matter how horrible our luck turns out to at certain times, no matter how often the dice roll the wrong way, no matter how powerful the populist politicians may get... there is always an opportunity for an uplifting view of the future. A depiction of the secret of the future.

Original work

Print paper  30 x 20 cm

€ 300,--

€ 70.--



Stormy Sunrise
Watercolor and ink on paper, 30 x 20 cm.
2022


The Story 
This is abstract expressionism. Do you get a stormy feeling when you look at this work for a moment? A storm feels sort of crowded too, doesn't it? imagine you are inside, rather than looking at it from the outside. Do you feel that naturally stormy energy? Then this drawing resonates with you. Or you resonate with it. Enjoy. You are watching the secret of storms.

Original work

Print paper  30 x 20 cm

€ 300,--

€ 70.--



Space Aquarium
Watercolor and ink on paper, 30 x 20 cm.
2022


The Story 
Of course there must be aquaria in space somewhere. Probably they won't have water and they won't have fish either. And yet they are obviously aquaria, full of floating entities. And with that serene quality that water aquaria have too. You are looking at the secret of space aquaria.

Original work

Print paper  30 x 20 cm

€ 300,--

€ 70.--



Peace
Acrylics on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.
2022


The Story 
This is abstract expressionism. Stop what you were doing and look at this painting for a minute. That's longer than you think, a full minute... Do you feel peace? Do you feel lighter? Do you feel a bit happier? Good! Maybe having a print of this work in your room would do you good.

Original work

Print on canvas  50 x 40 cm

€ 960,--

€ 200.--



No Mortal Man can Keep a Secret
Acrylics on canvas, 90 x 45 cm.
2021


The Story 
Sigmund Freud has said: "No mortal man can keep a secret. Betrayal oozes out of him from every pore" Except, of course, he said it in German (with an Austrian accent). Here you see many secrets oozing from the background. In a strangely balanced way, it is almost pretty, the way this mortal man keeps his secrets. Some psychologists believe we have every right to a few personal secrets. Look carefully and you may even see one or two of your own...

Original work

Print on canvas  90 x 45 cm

Not for sale

€ 300.--




Doubt and questions?
Pencil and cut outs on paper, 30 x 40 cm.
2020

Original work

Print on paper  30 x 40 cm

Not for sale

€ 70.--




Planes and Alien Shadows over the Dutch Meadows
Acrylics on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm.
2021


The Story 
Old-fashioned fighter airplanes are fighting aliens over Holland. They have no idea what hits them, but neither have the aliens it seems... As alien bomb birds are scattering, strange shapes appear in the Dutch sky.

Original work

Print

€ 800,-

Not available



AmorLiefde
Acrylics and JFX200 print on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2020


The Story 
This is one of a series of life themes that belong with the Dike Mysticism exposition, depicting essential life processes and how they are threatened by the rising of the waters. My father sometimes quoted the bible about love: "If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal".

Separate from the Dike Mysticism exposition this is a work that stands strong on its own. AmorLove is - as you might have guessed - about love, a very basic life theme indeed.

The underpainting is made in acrylics and over that a black and green image is printed on a JFX200 flatbed printer. Because of this process each print is a unique work.

Original work, one of 50

€ 750,-


MourirTod
Acrylics and JFX200 print on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2020


The Story 
This is one of a series of life themes that belong with the Dike Mysticism exposition, depicting essential life processes and how they are threatened by the rising of the waters. Actually I find this one the most powerful in the series. Separate from the Dike Mysticism exposition this is a work that stands strong on its own. MourirTod is - as you might have guessed - about death, a very basic life theme indeed.

The underpainting is made in acrylics and over that a black and yellow image is printed on a JFX200 flatbed printer. Because of this process each print is a unique work.

Original work, one of 50

€ 750,-


BernChild
Acrylics,and JFX200 print on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2020


The Story 
This is one of a series of life themes that belong with the Dike Mysticism exposition, depicting essential life processes and how they are threatened by the rising of the waters. But separate from the Dike Mysticism exposition these are works that stand strong on their own. BernChild is - as you might have guessed - about the child, a very basic life theme indeed.

The underpainting is made in acrylics and over that a black and blue image is printed on a JFX200 flatbed printer. Because of this process each print is a unique work.

Original work, one of 50

€ 750,-


EatManger
Acrylics, and JFX200 print on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2020


The Story 
This is one of a series of life themes that belong with the Dike Mysticism exposition, depicting essential life processes and how they are threatened by the rising of the waters. But separate from the Dike Mysticism exposition these are works that stand strong on their own. EatManger is - as you might have guessed - about nourishment, a very basic life theme indeed.

The underpainting is made in acrylics and over that a black and blue image is printed on a JFX200 flatbed printer. Because of this process each print is a unique work.

Original work, one of 50

€ 750,-


Under an Orange Sky
Acrylics, oil and JFX2090 print on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2021
Communal XP20 work
Mouhcine Lazgal, Jaaph, Uwe Hoche, Stas Lyashenko


The Story 
This is communal XP20 work that has been sent by snail mail from country to country. It has been worked on in Morocco (Mouhcine Lahzgal), France (by Uwe Hoche), Holland (by JAAPH) and in Ukraine (by Stas Lyashenko).
It expresses many different things. Having to do with female expression, threats to nature, the natural beauty that still surround us in many places and chaos moving in.

Original work

Print on canvas  90 x 90 cm

Not for sale

€ 350.--



If Art is the Top of the Iceberg
Acrylics on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2021
Communal XP20 work
Jaaph, Uwe Hoche, Stas Lyashenko


The Story 
This is communal XP20 work that has been sent by snail mail from country to country. It has been worked on in France (by Uwe Hoche), in Holland (by Jaaph) and in Ukraine (by Stas Lyashenko). It expresses many different things. Having to do with the doubts of the artist (it derives its title form and Andy Warhol quote: "If art is the top of the iceberg, then I'm the part sinking below"), but also the lure of beauty, even under the iceberg and meaning, the blessing or inspiration. And eternal wisdom watching us all from way up.

Original work

Print on canvas  90 x 90 cm

Not for sale

€ 350.--



Our Lady of the Air Waves
Acrylics on canvas, 75 x 75 cm.
2021
Communal XP20 work
Uwe Hoche, Jaaph, Stas Lyashenko



The Story
This is communal XP20 work that has been sent by snail mail from country to country. It has been worked on in France (by Uwe Hoche), in Holland (by JAAPH) and in Ukraine (by Stas Lyashenko).

It expresses many different things. Having to do with female beauty, desire in different forms and especially the magic of the air waves where - today more than ever - a myriad of messages is invisibly being transferred all around us. Luring us. Haunting us. This modern theme is contrasted by the age old process of hand painting.

Original work

Print on canvas  75 x 75 cm

Not for sale

€ 300.--



The Future is Moving in on Us
Acrylic and ink on watercolor paper, 30 x 40 cm.
2021


The Story 
Are you moving forward to the future? Not today. Here the future is coming at you. Moving in on your lives like a modern car. The future is not all that tangible, but it is definitely getting closer. Tasty, juicy, seductive and clean. The now is only a small platform. The past is practically empty. Okay.

Original work

Print on paper  30 x 40 cm

€ 250,--

€ 70.--


Doctor Kline's Radiation
Acrylic and cut-outs on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm.
2021


The Story 
In Doctor Kline's universe, this moment is outside time. It's not morning. It's not afternoon or evening or night. Kline is on the sofa, sunk deep in his unconscious mind. Like a toreador he faces several strange creatures. A friendly Frankenstein right behind him. A weird clerical colleague to his right. A flying shark beneath him. A sharp flower blooms down below. Yellow rays are cutting through things. Fortunately a My Little Sea Horse stands guard for Kline. Good luck doctor Kline!

Original work

Print on canvas  40 x 50 cm

€ 850,--

€ 200.--


Red Green Macho Male
Acrylic and ink on watercolor paper, 30 x 40 cm.
2021


The Story 
I don't think anyone could accuse me of overworking this piece. It bubbled up straight from my unconscious mind and I sort of left is as it came. A wild, yet elegant interplay of energies, with an intellectual eye looking on calmly. Something is breaking down there. An this male definitely does have hoofs.

Original work

Print on paper  30 x 40 cm

€ 250,--

€ 70.--


Gatekeeper
Acrylic and cut-outs on watercolor paper, 30 x 40 cm.
2020


The Story 
Abstract work. I paint something and then I change what needs changing, and then I change that, and then that, and then I change some more and so on... I am not as bad as the Kooning, but I'm getting there. Understanding what I end up with is like reverse engineering. When I look at this I think: there is a struggle. Or maybe a 'gallant fight' is a better phrase. There is a fiery gatekeeper stopping a loaded merchant. He is carrying a black entity. Accompanied by a mountain-goat-like animal.

Original work

Print on paper  30 x 40 cm

€ 300,-

€ 70.--



Compositions #5 and #6
Acrylic and ink on watercolor paper, 2 x 14 x 19 cm.
2019


The Story 
Two more compositions that basically painted themselves... So what's the story? I don't know. Maybe you need to ask them.

Original work

Prints

Not for sale

Not for sale




Yellow
JFX200 on structured paper, 30 x 40 cm.
2020


The Story 
What's going here? I really don't know. As a modern expressionist, I feel obliged to offer a big story with any work, but in this case I simply can't tell it. I could say: it's an alien arriving. I could say: it's a building in the sky. A magic carpet,? The eye wanders, looking for a place to rest. But wherever it goes, there is more. They say art is an interaction between artist, work and viewer. So I guess this time I will leave the story to you.

Original work

Print on paper  30 x 40 cm

Not for sale

€ 70.--



Raven
Acrylic, ink, water color, collage on watercolor paper, 40 x 50 cm.
2020


The Story 
Another thing that has happened on the B-line is recycling. I tore up a piece and then I felt bad about throwing it out. I know, that’s not very consistent, but there you have it. So then I took some torn off pieces and glued them to other works. That worked really well. I could quickly try out different compositions by moving the extra parts. And then all I had to do was glue them in and put them in a press overnight. They immediately had the right color, because they were painted already… And then I thought it needed a raven. And that raven was pink. 

Original work

Print on canvas  40 x 50 cm

€ 850,--

€ 200.--


Compositions #3 and #4
Acrylic and ink on watercolor paper, 2 x 14 x 19 cm.
2019


The Story 
These works grow by themselves, more or less. I have 8 or 10 more of them. The strange thing is, they come in groups. I don’t worry about a thing. Sure, I am working on important pieces. But not now. This is not really important. It’s extra. It’s a spin off. It’s no problem if it doesn’t work. I can simply tear it up if I don’t like it. I actually do that. Even if the work has gone through many iterations, if it ‘stalls’ for too long I tear it up. ‘Riding the B-line’ makes for a lot of unconscious action.

Original work

Print

Not for sale

Not for sale




Compositions #1 and #2
Acrylic and ink on watercolor paper, 2 x 14 x 19 cm.
2019


The Story
I was in Spain in January. I had brought watercolor paper and pens and ink, because I wanted to work on some art, and it seemed cumbersome to bring an easel and a big canvas and acrylic paints, and also risky, painting in a rented apartment or a hotel. What I had planned, was to so some 'blotted line' drawings. I had seen a perfect instruction video online, that showed exactly how Andy Warhol did this. But once in Spain, it turned out there was no way I could do the blotted lines. I still don't know why. I did everything exactly as it was shown in the video, but it didn't work. Either no ink was transferred at all, or big stains were transferred. And it had seemed so simple... So I started improvising with the materials at hand and I really enjoyed it.

Original work

Print

Not for sale

Not for sale




Good night, Doctor Kline
Acrylic on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm.
2019



The Story
The night has come. Interestingly, Kline's night is brighter than his day has been. Scroll down and see for yourself. Dylan said it: Trying to be tender, with somebody I remember. But the night is always brighter than the day". If you look at the bottom of the painting, you can see the good Doctor falling. Or is he floating? Diving? Jumping? What do you think? Falling or floating? It's a big difference. Above him a group of birds (or are they fish?) are flying or swimming. Definitely night...

Original work

Print on canvas  40 x 50 cm

€ 850,--

€ 200.--


Blind Horse Dreaming of Dragons
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2019



The Story
The blind horse is dreaming. It looks quite comfortable. Happy red-pinkish beings populate its dreams. Tall trees bearing orange fruit in an impressionist orchard. And dragons floating calmly in the sky, one of them looking at the horse with curiosity. When you step into the horse I hope you feel the same. Calm. Interested. Dreaming. Trusting.

Original work

Print on canvas  90 x 90 cm

€ 3200,--

€ 350.--


Good Evening, Doctor Kline
Acrylic on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm.
2019


The Story
What's going on? The afternoon has passed and the evening has arrived. Where the afternoon was very structured, the evening provides more room for the unconscious mind. Two primordial beast are arriving, like cave paintings. There is a harvest of plants floating down. Primal man would sit by the fire in the evening. Remnants of the day are visible. It's a pretty monolithic thing, the evening.

Original work

Print on canvas  40 x 50 cm

€ 850,--

€ 200.--


Good Morning, Doctor Kline
Acrylic on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm.
2019


The Story
The longer you look, the more you see. Here and in life in general. There is a small square building with a lone tree, standing on the edge of a cliff. There's a red staircase going nowhere. Someone is falling straight down with their feet in the air. There's a huge container full of water. There's a steel door and floating black clouds. There's a vague yellow robot standing on the shoulders of an ancestor. There are a few classical mounds of hay in a barren field. And the story goes on. With a collapsing bridge, a yellow bird, an excited meeting... How did it all get here?

Original work

Print on canvas  40 x 50 cm

€ 850,--

€ 200.--


Welcome to the working week
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2019
After... a Word Press photo. I would like to mention the photographer here, but I don't remember.
Do you know who the photographer is? Please message me.


The Story
This painting is part of the first XP2020 team project. We were all making works about fear and excitement.

Some people are sensitive. The city may look innocent, drab even, but it emits dangerous energies. The city creeps up on you. The city is trying to grab you. It is trying to envelop you. The city is trying to drink your soul. The black woman understands. The city is creeping up. Like voodoo. Others may not see it. But she does, all too clearly. She feels fear. That's always how it is. You're afraid of the things that aren't happening yet...

Original work

Print on canvas  90 x 90 cm

€ 3200,--

€ 350.--


Hounds of the Orange Woods
Acrylic on canvas board, 40 x 40 cm.
2019


The Story
This one is from the same series as 'Waiting for the end of the world'. But I finished it only recently.

You are sailing on a strange boat. That might be the story of your life, right? Sometimes you wonder if it even is a boat. And then out of nowhere, the hound appears with its pale baby rider. It must be coming from the orange woods to the left. It brings a large gray crystal. Makes you think of that old saying: "If the hounds are bringing crystal, the orange woods can't be far off". Your grandmother told you. Anyway, many things are afloat. Like debris in space. The arrival of the hound emphasizes that.


Fear
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2019-8

The Story
We live in frameworks. Mental and emotional constructions that we call 'The World' or 'Life' or 'Things'. Like when people ask you 'How are things?'. Maybe the most scary thing is when the framework breaks down. Things are not what they seem. Things are not what they were. This is not the life you ordered. Actually, things are not nearly as safe as you thought. Here you see the framework literally being invaded by abstract - but not exactly comforting - entities. Primal fear! Run! And is that car safe. Or is it with them?

I made this work for the XP2020 artists group. We are all making works about fear and excitement. I have a post where you can see more about the process of this work.

Original work

Print on canvas  40 x 50 cm

€ 3200,--

€ 350.--


Geldersch Landschap
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2018-3

The Story
In 2018 my wife Anneke and I had a great vacation here in our own country, the Netherlands. We took our bikes and cycled all the way from our home town to the Northern city of Groningen and back. Visited some friends on the way. It was a beautiful vacation. We were struck repeatedly by the beauty of our own country. On our way back, close to Nijmegen where we live, I saw this landscape. Our province is called 'Gelderland', hence the name.

I endeavored to paint this in the style of 'De Ploeg' (The Plow), a Dutch expressionist movement in the province of Groningen in the '30s of the last century. They were strongly influenced by the German expressionist painter Kirchner.

Original work

Print on canvas  90 x 90 cm

Not for sale

€ 350.--



Psychologists on the beach
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2019-2
Original not for sale

The Story
The psychologists are on the beach, catching some sun. Some ar looking at you. Some are daydreaming about minds. They are talking about the human condition. A web of meanings comes from their minds and their bodies. Somehow you can see right through them. Or are they seeing through you? There's fire, there's water, there's personalities. Although, personality, is that even a useful concept?

Original work

Print on canvas  90 x 90 cm

Not for sale

€ 350.--



Me big chief me got 'em tribe
Acrylic on canvas board, 40 x 60 cm.
2019-6

The Story
The big chief arrives and brings his entourage with him. You see his dark warriors floating in. And his guiding spirit of course, whom you see on the right side of the painting in a golden color. Small natives scurry off, bigger natives quietly emigrate or prepare to fight. The jester floats above the chief. Is he even real? He looks a bit schematic. Anyway when the big chief arrives with his tribe, all are forced to relate to that, one way or another. And this is an essence of nature. Things happen. There's no morality.


Flori loves summer
Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 40 cm.
2019-4

The Story
My son Flori loves the summer. He was visiting and this painting happened the next day. Look carefully and you will see that nothing is right. And yet everything is there... The sky is speckled with something. But clouds aren't like that. The balconies are hanging on precariously. Are those windows? Hmmm. Green stripes that look like light. These red balls in the sky can't be suns. Only the trees look fairly normal. But those chimneys are way to close again. If they even are chimneys.


Waiting for the end of the world
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.
2019-5

The Story
You are in outer space with your small personal space vehicle. It is moored to a little blue asteroid. You have your sign language signaling system up. Catching communications. You never know. But apparently that's not the only thing you are catching. Two stone figures appear. In space, a stone object can drift. But are they really stone? And also, haven't you seen those two before in some museum in Germany? Yes. They were in a display case, pretending to be much smaller and hailing from some old culture. Persia? Irak?


Mister Oswald said he had and understanding with the law
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2019-1
Original not for sale

The Story
My most carefully executed abstract painting so far. Made especially for my best friend Jeffrey Wijnberg. When Jeffrey saw my first abstract painting, he immediately called out: "I want one of those!". It meant a lot to me. So I set to work, and here it is. What is it about? In a sense it's about nothing specifically. In another sense it's about everything. A bit like Harvey Oswald, right? Maybe he changed history. Maybe he didn't even do it. After all these years we still don't know. And even if he did it, and if he was alone and if he changed history, he was still totally wrong. So there you have it: the human condition in a nutshell...


Somebody send out for the night nurse
Acrylic on canvas, 45 x 90 cm, 2 panels.
2018-11
Original not for sale

The Story
We had refurbished our office building and I felt we needed one more painting for a little, cosy meeting and practice room. But the opening date was approaching quickly and I ran out of time. To save time, I decided to use two 'half size' panels (45 x 90 cm rather than 90 x 90 cm). In the Andy Morris color pouring process I wanted to use, the panels are at some point laid on top of each other with wet paint, making the one in a sense a mirror image of the other - in that particular layer. Using two panels, I would have to paint only half of two full panels while still being able to do the pouring process.

I got to the pouring step, and then I accidentally put the paint on too thickly. Most of the underpainting disappeared under the poured layer. Disaster! So I took the canvasses, ran to the shower and sprayed them with water until they were clean of the poured layer. But because I had been in a hurry finishing these paintings, the underpainting had not been as dry as it should have been. So it turned out I accidentally washed of part of that too....

Having no time to start all over, I decided to keep the slightly washed out background. I did a second colour pouring which turned out much better and I finished the paintings. On the day before the opening I hung them in the little meeting room.

At the time I thought I would take them back to my studio later to finish them. But as time went by, I started to like them as they were. For me, they still carry that moment of artistic shock when I put on too much paint. That's why I called them 'Somebody send out for the night nurse'. They are symbolically about the good things that can come from mistakes if you can roll with them. Good things can come from plan B. Or in this case: stopping on the way to plan B.


Transparent Dutch cat
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2018-1
Original not for sale

The Story
They say that an artist should give the viewer's eye some resting places in a painting. Offer a clear composition, with some obvious focal points. This painting, the first in a series of two, offers no rest for the viewer. Some people stand in front of it and then quickly turn away, saying something like "Too busy". Others stand in front of it for a long time. They seem to step into it and wander around, discovering new structures and relationships every time. They say the painting changes their mind.


Beckmann's ghost
Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm.
2018-2
Original not for sale

The Story
Symbolic expressionist Max Beckmann is one of my painting heroes. When I got stuck with this painting, his ghost appeared in my mind. He stood behind me and he told me to use grey. I did. Like its counterpart (The transparent Dutch cat, shown above), some people stand in front of it, step into it and wander around for a long time, discovering all kinds of structures and relationships. They say the painting changes their mind.


Blue man and owl with spirits
Acrylic on cardboard, 20 x 30 cm.
2018-10

The Story
Like all human beings, the blue man is working hard to balance the forces of emotion, history, his physical state, spirituality, social influences, the biological order of nature and so on and so forth. Poor blue man. So many forces. Such strong forces too. Luckily he is being helped by the solid owl right above him. The wolf is howling, the ballerina is dancing, the dinosaur is floating and the blue man needs strength just to keep standing up.