In 2013 I started to make an autobiography in images. This is an ongoing work and is continuously in development.
diary paintings by year:
Around 1984 I started to make 'pictorial diary entries'. In this way I tried to capture the rapidly fading past and offer it a place in the present.
A fast, energetic style was needed, in which many paintings could be made at a high rate. After some time I began to bring photographs into the paintings, enabling me to work faster.
Gradually the photographs began to gain a more prominent position in my work. Fast developments in computer technology made it possible to manipulate photographs easier. The results of my photo manipulations can be considered as works of art in themselves.
Although my goal has always remained the same, the means to get there have changed in the course of time. Eventually, painting with oils evolved for me into painting with light.
The works are arranged per year and in chronological order:
drawings by size:
Drawings made between from 1986 until 2003, A4-sized.
Drawings made between from 1986 until 2003, 50x60cm and 60x90cm.
On this website one can also find the painted portraits that were made from 1985. In 2006 the number of 600 was reached.
All the portraits measure 24 x 30 cm. They have been framed and dated seperately. However, they are to be shown together, 5 cm apart from one another. The overall shape of the work may vary; this will be determined by the available space.
The depicted persons are people I met in all kinds of circumstances and who made an impression on me in one way or another. They were memorized with the help of sketches and by memory and later on they were worked out at home.
In 2007 I started making a new series of portraits. They all have the same passport photo of myself as a starting point. This photograph is manipulated digitally until it is made into a new portrait. Like the painted portraits they have to be displayed together.
In 2008 I added 100 computer generated portraits of M. to the portraits project.
In 2011 a series of 100 portraits, entirely 'painted' on the computer, was added to this project.
600 portraits in one installation
Photographs of the 600 portraits in oils can be shown on digital frames in slide shows. 4 Digital frames (150 photographs each can be placed next to each other in order to act as a whole.) The show can be accompanied by a soundtrack of footsteps and voices in the street. The installation is 30 cm high by 160 cm wide, but other combinations are possible.
texts for music by Jacques Bank:
Een Tantologie - 1986
De Pianojuf - 1991
De Bijlmer Opera - 2000
Major Taylor - 2007
Het Brommerlied - 1983
Finale - 1984
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