I work mostly in drawing and occasionally in watercolor or oil painting. My artistic practice focuses on themes related to the body, pictorial language, and aesthetics.
I'm interested in what lies between representation and abstraction, between lightness and heaviness, and between beauty and ugliness. I am also fascinated by the history of the human body, and the changing visual language that has been used in its display and depiction. By quoting and misquoting from both historical artworks and anatomical sources, combined with observations 'from life' and invented elements, my work implies an uncomfortable, experimental narrative in which the boundaries between realness and invention and those between past and present are blurred.
Some recent publications and interviews:
Gerrit van Houtenstichting (in Dutch).
On deFusie.net (in Dutch).
On Makma.net (in Spanish).
Radio interview for VPRO's De Avonden with Gijsbert van der Wal (in Dutch).
For The Bookstore Project by Zippora Elders (in Dutch).