Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Raw Color

100% SAP is a project about the power of natural color. Vegetables are transformed to a natural ink to feed a new printing process. This process enables the viewer to watch the posters print slightly groe. A 3-D ingredient as 2-D icon.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

A very happy xmas en new year!  May the new year bring new adventures ans lots of love.

This is my cool colleague (Albert Westerhoff) from the CBK, his girlfriend made him these awsome shoes! He looks stunning in them.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Painted by

"I treasure.

Painted by is a series of garments in progress.
Starting points were beautiful antique Bulgarian family pieces to which different generations have added new elements.
We were touched by the soul of these layered garments.

Painted by consists of unique pieces that have grown from different signatures.
Each piece has been worked on in sequence by Dutch designers and artisans of nearly forgotten techniques, that have become precious beyond time.

A story in garments. "

Monday, 15 December 2008

Jeanne Hoffman

"I connect the physical and psychological aspects of drawing with journey. For me there is a direct correlation between traveling across a landscape and the path of a graphic mark which transforms a blank page into an imaginary space: The path of a gesture of one's hand across a page can be traced in the same way we can map our journeys across the landscape of a place."

Sunday, 14 December 2008

It was a "gezellige" evening! What a good idea to let everyone make their own snack.
Michiel Burger's expo can be seen till 15 January , so if in Groningen came and take a look.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Ruby-mag is an internet magazine that features atists and illustrators.
It's inspiring to flick through and to see a spectrum of different art pass by. Here are some examples of the last issue I liked.

"Agathe de Bailliencourt is a French artist whose work features on paper and canvas, as well as directly applied to walls and architecture."

"Rapedius/Rindfleisch work with a very old genre of art history: The landscape. With installations, objects and drawings the artists create not only rural landscapes, but also urban scenarios that subvert the genre's usual expectations."
(These two pieces of text come from the artists own websites)

Friday, 5 December 2008

Walking down the street in Haarlem (Netherlands) I found this nice suprise.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Karin van Dam will be in Groningen on the 10th of December, Minerva .
This makes me very happy, I can't wait to meet her.  The city as an organism is the main theme in her work.  She often creates an artists book that accompanies her new works.  

Friday, 28 November 2008

                          I love this drawing. It is made by Juul Kraijer.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Babette Wagenvoort is an artist who make's daily diary drawings, then she places them on her site. She describs how she makes them:
Making A Diary Drawing According To A Rectilinear Personality:
(please try)
- get piece of paper & a pencil
- sit down at the table
- pick up pencil and put paper in front of you
- concentrate on the empty page in front of you
- think about your life today
- what did you see, hear, feel, say
- draw
- be honest
- don't try to impress anyone
- don't use any text
- when finished add date and signature

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

After taking a week off to catch up on everything still lying on that pile, it's quite difficult to get started up again. In an hour I 'm off to my new studio to get some work done.

A friend send me this link - Kaitlyn Sullivan
You can find her on the www.etsy.com shop.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Have you ever come across an artis's work that you wished you made yourself? Well this week I came bumped in to Tara Donovan's work. If you see it you will know what I mean.....

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Yesterday is was walking on the Albert Cuyp market in Amsterdam, when I spotted a new shop - The Sid Lee Collective.
The walls are painted with blackboard paint and beautiful  illustations fill the walls. 
The artist group - Team Macho- have their work on show and  in the middle of the space a table with artists books makes you want to spent hours looking in all of them.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Van Vilt


Vanvilt gespot in Elle wonen - nummer 136, dec. 2008. 
Op hun site kun je alemaal leuke producten van vilt vinden.
Starks ga ik na Amsterdam en hoop wat nieuwtjes te hebben voor mijn blog. Tot morgen.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The artist  Chiharu Shiota says over her work "Where I come from is one of my main themes".