On the 21th of January I got an invitation to take part in a show in China with two other Dutch artists and one artist from Japan. A week after we made the plans, we could not go to China because of the Covid-19 virus. Since then I followed everyday the developing of the virus through websites that count the numbers. Because of that it was not a surprise how things developed here and we took it seriously from the very beginning. 

Since the second week in March I lived in my studio, which is situated in a little town on the countryside in Noord-Holland. I started to post the result of every week on Facebook in an  album: The Corona weeks.  My work is responding to the situation we are living in. I started to make more abstract works, but it is changing into figuration.. stories need to be told now.

After the 6th week I went back to more abstract works and left corona .. as subject matter.

  • week 9:(2020-wk20), Grandmother & child
  • week 8:(2020-wk19), Sorrow, 180 x 150 cm
  • week 7:(2020-wk18), Back to Abstracts
  • week 6:(2020-wk17), Pauze / Break no new painting
  • week 5:(2020-wk16), Julie, 125 x 125 cm
  • week 4:(2020-wk15), #Stay#home, 125 x 125 cm
  • week 3:(2020-wk14), O, Granny!, 150 x 150 cm
  • week 2:(2020-wk13), Don’t look twice, it is not allright, 2: 90 x 70 cm
  • week 1:(2020-wk12), Chear up, don’t look now