Handmixed Inks with fluo undertones
Handmixed Inks with fluo undertones
Screen printed by hand
Screen printed by hand
Screen printed by hand
Screen printed by hand
On the wall
On the wall
Abstracte zeefdrukken
Deze reeks zeefdrukken kwam tot stand toen ik een aantal stukken van een 3D-dierenpuzzel tegenkwam. Het soort dat je kunt bouwen door stukjes karton uit een vorm te duwen en ze vervolgens in elkaar te schuiven tot je een 3D-model van een dier (zoals een giraf of olifant) krijgt. Enkele van die stukken heb ik opnieuw getekend op grote schaal en daaraan heb ik tekeningen van kiezelstenen toegevoegd, al dan niet gevuld met een patroon. Vervolgens ging ik op zoek naar interessante composities en kleurcombinaties. Dat leverde uiteindelijk zes composities op die ik met de hand zeefdrukte. Hiervoor besteedde ik ook veel aandacht aan het mengen van de inkten en gebruikte ik vaak fluorescerende ondertonen om de kleuren unieker te maken.
Abstract screenprints
This series of screen prints came about when I stumbled upon a bunch of pieces from a 3D animal model. The kind you can build by simply popping out cardboard pieces and sliding them into each other until you end up with a 3D model of an animal (like a giraffe or elephant). I redrew some of those pieces on a large scale and added drawings of pebbles. Some of them I filled with a pattern. I kept moving them around and recolouring them until I ended up with a series of compositions that I screen printed by hand. I put a lot of effort into mixing the colour inks, often using fluorescent undertones to make them more unique.
Wil je graag zo'n kleurrijke zeefdruk aan jouw muur?
Voor de verkoop van deze zeefdrukken werk ik samen met Marie Kips van The Quiet Company. Klik hier voor meer info. Onderaan deze pagina kan je mijn antwoorden lezen op de vragen van Marie over deze reeks.

Abstracte Print 2
Abstracte Print 5
Detail of Abstract Print 2
Detail of Abstract Print 2
Signed, limited edition
Signed, limited edition
On the wall
On the wall
Detail of Abstract Print 3
Detail of Abstract Print 3
Abstract Print 1
Abstract Print 3
Hand Printing Abstract 4
Hand Printing Abstract 4
Detail of copper ink on Abstract Print 4
Detail of copper ink on Abstract Print 4
On the wall
On the wall
Hand screen printing Abstract Print 6
Hand screen printing Abstract Print 6
Abstract Print 4
Abstract Print 6
Interview
by Marie Kips of The Quiet Company
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I’m trained as a graphic designer so I’m heavily influenced by visual communication and typography. Most of my inspiration comes from looking at arts and crafts and from travelling to cities like London and Berlin. I try to soak in as much as I can and allow it to resurface. Looking at this series of abstract prints it’s obvious that the work of Jean Arp left a mark.
What three words can describe your work?
Abstract. Colourful. Composed.
How does your creative process work?
I hardly ever start with an end result in mind. But I do set some boundaries, creativity needs constraints. At the beginning of my process I allow for influences and coincidences to take over and give me a starting point. From there on I gradually start reshaping, rearranging and recolouring until I find the right balance and individuality. I very much depend on feeling. There’s rarely a message involved.
When do you make your best work?
When I let go of expectations and start zooming in on details that are right in front of me.
How did this series of screen prints come about?
By zooming in on pieces of 3D animal models. The kind you can build by simply popping out cardboard pieces and sliding them into each other until you end up with a 3D model of an animal (like a giraffe or elephant). I redrew some of those pieces on a large scale and added drawings of pebbles. Some of them I filled with a pattern. I kept moving them around and recolouring them until I ended up with a series of compositions that I screen printed by hand. I put a lot of effort into mixing the colour inks, often using fluorescent undertones to make them more unique.
What is some of the best advice you have ever received?
“Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself of the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Art is not a product of the ego but a result of being open to inspiration.“ I came across this piece of wisdom on two separate occasions: in an article about a Japanese potter and in a documentary about a Korean buddhist chef. Needless to say I have great respect for crafts and a buddhist mindset.
What is your greatest enemy?
Perfectionism. Too much of it can really ruin the fun.

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