Nationalité :Pays-Bas
Roggestraat 37
5025 MA Tilburg


Écrit de l’extérieur au milieu - 2014 - Envelopper, 60 x 60 cm

'making  matter pictorial.'
Sensations derived from social cultural changes are the themes I try to translate in art, by visualizing these awarenesses, through art principles, shaping actions in a problem solving proces. My note books can attest to that. By searching for the right words (metaphors) a translation appears. It often leeds to a specific abstract visual language. Through a visual thinking proces I try to make matter ( what matters to me) the pivot of the work. By selection, abstraction, analysis, exploration, comparison I find a solution .
Abstract art is not just playing with form and color. It speaks and makes statements. In addition, there are ranges of expressive elements such as movement, harmony, rest, emptiness, chaos and clarity that can enhance abstract work.
In this way, my abstract art can even reflect the sensitive qualities of our existence. So I show the invisible. Titles help to understand what it's about: the Void; present through absence, deflated  frames, the Other, Fragmentation of our existence, Sectarianism, Floating between being there and not being there, Colorful meanings.
"The essence of an image is its ability to convey meaning through sensory experience. Pictures and language are established conceptual modifiers; they are the outer shells of actual meaning. Without form an image cannot carry a visual message into consciousness. Thus it is the organized forms that deliver the visual concept that makes an image legible." (R.Arnheim)
'Visual artist full time since 1999
Art rental Sirene bk , since 2004
Art Historian, faculty art history Utrecht
Part time teacher visual art at teacher training faculty TeHaTex in Utrecht 1978-1993,
In addition to being  a visual artist
Categorizing and describing the art collection ofthe Nederlands Textiel Museum Tilburg, 1990
Articles in the trade publication ' Beeldende vorming' 1987-1992
Acemedy of industrial Design, Eindhoven 1978
Textile design, teacher training, Tilburg 1973

Curator of Line Art shows from 2010-2019
Various artist, Pip Culbert, Sjoerd Buisman, Harmen Abma, Helen Vergouwen a.o.
See www.werk-in-uitvoering.com

Selection of exhibits:
2019   Line Art 5 Almelo
2018   SIrene bk open ateliers
2017   Art Weekend Tilburg
2016   rite de passage, Tilburg
          Galerie t Aambeeld Wanroy , solo
          Kunstuitleen Venlo, solo
          Line art 4 Germany
2015   Projektraum Bahnhof 25 Kleve  (Germany)
          Spring rites  ArToll ( Germany)
2013   Artist residency, Bedburg Hau (Germany)
          Line art 3 Tetem, Enschede
          Zomersalon galerie Kokon, Tilburg
2011   galerie 59 SBk Amsterdam, solo
          Line art 2 , Tilburg galerie Kokon
2010   Contrast  in balance, t Terpkerkje , Urmond
          Falling apart together, part 2, Kruithuis, solo
          ABP Headquarters Heerlen , solo
2005.  Holes are falling in our existence, city hall Kaatsheuvel.solo
2004  Thread drawings and paintings, city hall Zevenbergen, solo
2003   Solo city hall Goirle
1985   Galerie Muysers, Tilburg
1983   Galerie Zero, Tilburg
1975   Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, group

Galerie Muysers, Tilburg

galerieZero Tilburg
galerie 't Aambeeld Wanrooy
De Vierde Dimensie, Plasmolen
Galerie Kokon, Tilburg
Galerie 59, Amsterdam