In progress, 2018/2019
Since October 2018 I am working on this new series with further integration of textiles, little things and painted pieces, which often refer to (art) history….. Some works are older ones which I changed a little bit.
It can be done in any way…. also abstract…
180 x 110 cm
Oopjen is the female part of the couple Marten & Oopjen made by Rembrandt. I changed her decent appearance.
Olympia or Role Reversal
170 x 125 cm
The painting Olympia of Manet redone again with mixture of culture icons.
A white prostitute with her black servant….
A Dutch woman in costume with an African necklace, an Egyptian ancient figure with a jazzy swing.
Unknown Aunt, 2019
125 x 170 cm
This painting is referring to old photography. The woman is the aunt of my grandmother with a scarf from Bolivia because her hat brough me that association.
140 x 90 cm
I first sewed folds in a cotton sheet and covered a canvas with this sheet very tight.
Then I made the painting using different styles in painting. The well known image is distorted.
160 x 110 cm
Memphis was a ‘postmodern idea’. In that time modernism was still mainstream, while times are now changed into many directions. Like in the changes of society also in art I can see the need to combine, mix, connect possibilities.
156 x 136 cm
I painted the 5 men who check the fabric sheets (staalmeesters) and their assistant (the 6th man) with pastel colors and white hats. There are hanging transparent pieces of cloth above them.
80 x 60 cm
Catharina the Great was an important woman in history. Under her reign, Russia was revitalized; it grew larger and stronger and was recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. She encouraged the ideas of the Enlightenment but until a certain point. Democracy was a step to far ahead. In painting pure abstraction was the ultimate democratic art, most independent.
Cranach, emojied, 2018
150 x 135 cm
I saw a parallel between the old painting of Cranach and an emoji which you can make with the newest mobile phone.
80 x 80 cm
Also this painting Stranger, a portrait of a woman, is a mix of Dutch symbols. A Dutch costume, KLM, blue eyes with a black face like a mask but wearing a lovely necklace.
Two different kinds
Melkmeisje, snippet, 2019
210 x 160 cm
Milkmaids are printed by the meter and cheap to buy. I sewed parts of the image on a canvas and stuffed the parts to make them 3D like soft pillows. (which you don’t see on this picture). Milkmaid is now split into pieces, a structure is behind which forms a contrst, there is also a code snippet saying that she is the future most famous painting….
Melkmeisje, Back to the future, selfportrait
100 x 100 cm
In 1992 I made the first work with the Milkmaid painting. Since then she plays a role every now and then. With the combination of the blob with Milkmaid pouring, a woman from the Middle Ages and me driving a car times show the contradictions that are still alive now.