Biography

 

I was born in 1979 in the Netherlands. In 2005 I finished the academy of media and art in Amsterdam and worked several years as a graphic designer. Art is for me is bringing emotion, I love it when a painting really get's to you, gives you a little tickling. The image is leading to imagination and suggestion and comes alive for the person who looks at it. I get my inspiration from people, peoples behavior, emotional expressions is for me a recurring theme in my work. With my paintings primarily figurative I want the viewer to experience different emotions. To let people get closer to their emotions and rethink situations. Characteristic about my work is that the portraits look like they don’t have much expression in their faces but at the same time they are very expressive the importance lays beneath the non expression and it gives you some kind of emotional experience at least that’s the intention of my work. I believe it mandates people to look further and think harder and gets them on a higher emotional level.

 

Education:

Academy of media and art

Amsterdam 

 

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