Monday, 20 May 2013

Does the country we live in influence our artistic voice?

I am just wondering if and how the country we live in influences our artistic voice. 

I never had been reflecting about this before, but a couple of weeks ago, a friend told me: "Looking at your paintings, one can see that you live in Spain!" 
I began to ask myself how my work would look like if I had stayed in Germany, or perhaps moved to Argentina, Finland or China.
As I already experienced that I am not completely the same person according to the language I am speaking, I probably would not be 100% the same visual artist if I had stayed in my country. Interesting thought.


Rain in town

Dancing under the stars

Red Sea

Japanese cherry blossom

Eclipse of the sun


Friday, 10 May 2013

Necessity, the mother of invention

Necessity often obliges us to find creative solutions. No space, no money, no time, whatever... 
Operating with tight resources, the results we reach are sometimes astonishing.

City centre

Calle Río Esera, Torremolinos

Basque façade

Thursday, 2 May 2013

KUNSTWERKT Collage Recyclage 2013

Like 180 other artists, I took part to a collage competition organized by KUNSTWERKT (Ghent, Belgium) in March 2013. Unfortunately, Fear of the future is not among the 20 selected works. But, never mind! I had a lot of fun with it. 
Good that I was not asked to choose the best collages: there are so many valuable creations among them! ;-)

You can now find an online exhibition of all collages on the page KUNSTWERKT Collage Recyclage (in Dutch - click on "Foto's van alle ingezonden collages" at the bottom), or here as slide show
The 20 selected collages can be viewed at the Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke (Belgium) from May 4 to 12 2013.