Drawing & painting
Autonomous work, editorial work for magazines, work made as an Artist in Residence as well as portraits of people / animals on commission. Line drawings, pen on paper, as simple and direct as they are or further elaborated with water colors.
Wherever I am, I love to draw. People, animals. But people are my main subject. With a minimum of lines I am trying to catch the state of emotion, in that moment / situation. The humanity of each individual. Because I believe that, no matter what color, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation: we are one people.
In July 2019 I traveled through Japan, bringing a sketchbook, my pen and my watercolors with me. After a few days, in Nara, I bought a small box of Japanese watercolors (kuretake gansai tambi). In the beginning I struggled with the boldness of this paint, but after a while I enjoyed experimenting and playing with these colors more and more and filled my sketchbook with them up until the last page. If you want to have a look at all fifty drawings, you can go to this online album.
Mothers from the Rif (Morocco)
It started with a portrait of Nasser Zefzafi’s mother, and a portrait I made for my dear friend and fellow artist, the poet Mimoun Essahraoui of his yemma. After that more commissions are coming in. Grateful to have the opportunity to portray and honor these beautiful, dear and brave women from Northern Morocco.
Argus – opinion magazine
Drawings of people in the streets, in the subway, at the library, in a shop or in other public spaces, on the back page of ARGUS, a new Dutch opinion magazine that appears every two weeks. I contributed to this magazine from the beginning in 2017, lately, March 2019, its festive 50th issue was launched!
City Portraits in Z!, The Amsterdam Street Paper
An impression in image and text of a certain place, at a given time.
Somewhere in the city of Amsterdam.
Café Het Marnix, 12:15 PM, Amsterdam
Portraits of people and / or animals on commission