About

If I could have chosen how to live my life, I'd rather been a luscious, lazy cat, for I prefer animals above mankind. But since choosing wasn't possible I took up art as a way of life. My career as an artist could have started at an early age in primary school when I won a drawing contest of the National Traffic Safety Organisation with a meticulous doodle of a pirate ship full of drunken boatsmen, but I decided to first study art history at university, and then go to an art academy 'to do textiles'. An education in the graphic design field also followed. After expressing myself in the 'traditional' art-techniques I finally found my medium in photomanipulation and collage which I combine with hand-drawing by digital means. By using photographical elements of the real world I show that phantasy and reality are often intertwined. My work is surreal highly-detailed and narrative. I like to create  sinister kingdoms where animals act as humans.  These dreamed and melancholic images often reflect the dark undercurrent of the world. After an initial smile, the beholder is left behind with a weary feeling of discomfort.

*Education*
Arthistory, University of Utrecht
Academy of Fine Arts Anderlecht, Brussels
Mediacollege, Rotterdam

*Exhibitions*
2014 Exposure, See.me Gallery Space, New York
2015 Zwart-Wit, Galerie Kunst in Uitvoering, Zwartewaal
2016 The Cat Show, Ph21 Gallery, Budapest
2016 Kruisweg, Bedevaartskerk H.H. Martelaren van Gorcum, Brielle
2017 Rotterdam Photo, Rotterdam
2018 Wunderkammer, Galerie Sehnsucht, Rotterdam
2018 Tales of mystery and imagination, Galerie Sehnsucht, Rotterdam