Super-A and i just finished this mural at the Bloemerstraat in the city centre of Nijmegen (NL) for ”The Big Draw”
The bird is a mix between the ‘Wielewaal’ and the ‘Red Tangara’ a cultural mix that represents the inhabitants of the city, and specific historic and modern city elements from Nijmegen.The floral and blossom elements are standing for growth.
“This time around, I did not know the destination of my trip. When I boarded my flight to Croatia I finally had some time to let it sink in, but still I had no clue what was awaiting me. After arriving in Split I went straight to the harbour to catch a catamaran which took me on a four hour trip to Lastovo island. From the start the nature and the serene quality of the island made the most impression on me, aside from the brightly lit sky at night. There is something to the simple life, where people don’t worry about stuff too much and don’t get involved in each others business. Visiting Lastovo felt like a small escape from reality.
Even though the people on the island live relatively secluded, they proved to be very hospitable. In their broken English, they asked me questions about what I was doing on the island, and they showed a lot of interest in my stories. With one local family I traded a drawing for a dinner, while the family told me everything about their family and the island’s history. It was a blessing to have the island almost completely to myself and sit on the mountain tops with some lunch and a sketchbook.
Every morning I would get up around six in the morning to start drawing along with the sunrise and the shermen throwing out their nets in the sea. All of my experiences and all of the things I encountered are incorporated into one portrait. The colours are based on this faded mint green that I saw on many of the windows and the old red concrete bricks of which the houses were made.”
There are still a few prints available on The Jaunt Tictail and avery limited edition of handfinished prints, only a couple available!
Very stoked about this! In 2013 i travelled to Porto for The Jaunt, and made a nice screenprint from that trip. Within a couple weeks i am joining the project again, but it’s a little different, i don’t know where i’m going to……the only thing i do know, the plain leaves on the 22nd of march…….
Honolulu Museum of Art School
‘Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement: Part IV’
February 11th – February 18th, 2017
The 4th Annual ‘POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement’
As part of POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2017 (Feb. 11 – Feb. 17)
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 12 5-10PM
On view through February 17
Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
*Across the street from the main museum
Thinkspace is honored to once again be exhibiting with the Honolulu Museum of Art School as part of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai’i mural event.
For the fourth iteration of Thinkspace’s special exhibition ‘POW! WOW! Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement’ we have curated an exciting mix of established and up and coming artists from around the world.
This special exhibition will feature close to 100 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. In addition to the group show there will be a featured artist showcase from UK based artist Shok-1 and an installation from Oak Oak out of France. This massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on Oahu and the world over via social media, handpicked by one of the movement’s most prolific and respected galleries.
“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner
A couple of weeks ago Super-A and i did a collaboration for Dali Speakers,they released their first portable speaker named Dali Katch. To combine our work with music we decided to pay a tribute to Rammellzee, a hiphop and art pioneer. Photos by Patrick Dreuning Photography. Follow the Dali speakers project on www.dali-katch.tumblr.com We painted the wall in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
From 30 nov / 4 dec. Aqua Art Miami will be happening in Miami as a part of Art Basel. Represented by Vertical Gallery for the 2016 edition. Recently i made 3 big canvasses, 140 x 180 cm approx. and several works on paper that will be shown at the Art Fair. For information contact Vertical Gallery at:email@example.com
Invited by Lacuna Artist Loft Studios, a multi purpose art centre in Pilsen, Chicago. There is always something happening at Lacuna, a new studio, projects, a wedding on their great rooftop, the eclectic building is in bloom, 365 days a year, so i wanted to represent that in the mural. They are always seeking and hunting for new things or projects, so i included a haunting fox, making the jump to catch his prey. The vibe was so good at Lacuna, because of all the different studios inside, music studio’s, advertising, barbershop, clothing boutique, a huge artistic hive.
And yes it was humid and hot….sometimes a little too hot but we cooled down inside with a gallon of water or delicious bud-light Rita.
Had a great time, a huge thanks to the Lacuna Family, Vertical Gallery, good times at The Field Museum, thanks to everybody involved!
At the moment there is a project going on in Maastricht, called ”Station Tuin” at Central station, and i painted a temporary wall for the project, with local plants from the area called ”St.Pietersberg” in Maastricht which has it’s own micro-climate. In collaboration with Gemeente Maastricht and Dutch Wall Art.