dinsdag 27 september 2011

Coming months

I am slowing down the production line of new sculptures. I want to spend more time thinking and experimenting on where to go with the form and the materials I use. This should work together with the paint style I have been working on. There will still be some small work or paintings coming up occasionally.

One sculpture I am working on is a first step in the right direction, but still don't know what the next step would be. I posted some pictures of this work in progress on my facebook fanpage. By liking this post you'll be able to follow what I put on my fanpage. These will be short updates and work in progress pictures.

I am also entering a, sort of, competition for which I want to make a sport themed sculpture in my own style.

donderdag 22 september 2011

1.000 + visits

I have started this blog quite a while ago and wasn't really working on it a lot, but since last week This blog has had over 1.000 visits and even more pageviews! About 80% is all from the last 12 months.

Just been in Manchester to The Lass O' Gowrie pub where some of my sculptures are standing and/or hanging. http://www.thelass.co.uk/index.php
Photo of the standing sculptures behind the bar. The Skulls will be hanging in The Lass O' Gowrie pub from about Saturday.

zaterdag 17 september 2011


Yes, I have been working on a new paint style the last couple of weeks and I am pleased with the result. Many people have already seen the pictures of the canvas work and the last skull sculpture I made. All have that paint style.

Now I am looking for a way to sculpture a form on which I can easily put this style on. The above sculpture is nice, but would be hard to repeat without doing the same thing. I don't like to repeat myself a lot. So I will be experimenting with sculptures that must consist the following elements:
- a relatively big surface for the paint style to work;
- an interesting shape, either robot like or cartoon like;
- have bones or stones incorporated.

This one will take a while....

zondag 11 september 2011

Urban Art Movement

I have visited London a week ago to meet with the people from the Urban Art Movement. This is still a very new initiative but already growing rapidly. It amazed me hearing that there wasn't a creative urban art hub anywhere in London, while there is so much going on.

So what do they do? Picked from Facebook page:

1. To keep you up to date with the urban art scene. New work, events and reviews.
2. To join together all artists, designers & creatives. We do this by having events where new artists can showcase their work and ideas. The events are pop up, so keep an eye out for the next one....

How this is given shape depends on what it's people make of it. In my case, what I would add to the group. The main two things for me that could be interesting, are the exhibits and the joining of people. This could have a positive effect on the group's creativity. In one word; interesting.

Check out the Facebook page, blog and website:

vrijdag 9 september 2011

Zevs French grafitti artist

Cool video about Zevs, a French grafitti artist:


I especially like his use of the natural elements by using the shadows. It gives something extra to even use something that isn't there all the time. Really cool idea!
I try to use the natural elements too, by letting the colour or shape of the natural ingredient support the sculpture. But, I am jealous about Zevs using shadows, good stuff!

donderdag 8 september 2011

New display in Manchester

I have been in Manchester to drop some of my sculptures of at The Lass O' Gowrie http://www.thelass.co.uk/index.php. Here you can see some of my sculptures in real life. The skulls that will be hanging there, will come up soon.
While I was there, I looked a bit around and saw the wall Subism made about the recent looting:

It's massive! I couldn't get a good picture because there is a container blocking the view.

donderdag 1 september 2011

New canvas: 'Monoculture'

I have been working on a new canvas. Bigger than the other two: 23 cm x 30 cm.
This is about people and companies being bigger than countries. I was wondering what that might bring us in the future, considering the influence of banks and oil companies on our lives. For example: Goldman Sachs and their role in keeping the bad finances of the Greek government in secrecy.

I was triggered by one of the many articles about high or low tax related to getting in wealthy people of big companies. There seems te be a market developing for the habitat of the wealthy. It's like we are all creating a nice monoculture for them. No low tax? We'll just move to another country! Not as if they are that flexible, but people are suggesting it. But where lies the loyalty of the wealthy?

WIP: new base sculpture

Quick pictures of a new base for future sculptures. It is bigger than all the other casted bases. The first cast is never brilliant, but I have other plans for this one anyway: