Proud to announce that my drawing ‘Hair as in August 2018’ was nominated for the van Ommeren de Voogt prize 2018. Prize winner Paul Nassenstein, Sandra Thie and myself are awarded with a trio exhibition in the Hardenbergzaal at Pulchri, from 13 January till 3 February 2019.
On 20 January Sandra Thie and myself will have an artist talk with Ria Doolaard, from 15.00 till 16.00 at the van Hardenbergzaal in Pulchri.
I am showing a new series of 14 pencil drawings, inspired by Jane Morris’ hair. Made between 2017 and 2019 with aquarelle pencil on aquarelle paper, Japanese and Chinese paper.
Pulchri magazine published an article about the ‘van Ommeren de Voogt Prize 2018’. The piece about my work is written by Klaske Havik and this fragment was translated by Pulchri.
The pencil drawings of Jane’s hairstyles have been transformed into leading a life of their own in these new drawings. They reach into the depths of drawing itself. The portraits still show traces of thoughts and stories. In the detail of skin and hair lie labyrinthine landscapes in which the viewer can get lost. The muse gradually disappears from the image and leaves room for other, new stories. New, but anchored in the search for the doppelganger, to the self, to the other. They invite you to look the detail and think about what you can read in it.