21 Nov 2016 | 1,345 views
As a child I often played with all kinds of materials to build temporary constructions. But when I “discovered” painting I thought I found my real interest. I wanted to learn how to paint as well as I could, so I studied techniques to master it myself. When I was nineteen I had my first exhibitions and I felt that my future was to be a painter.
In my late twenties the (side-) jobs in combination with painting took more time and for years making was on the back burner.
So early in my forties I decided again to be a painter. I became a member of an artist collective, initiated and organized art events and started to explore other art disciplines. This really took off when I entered the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and started to work with all different kinds of materials.
During the years at the academy I realized that making sculptural installations is what challenge me most. And which subjects fascinate me to start making things.
Now I know that I am not a painter or sculptor but a constructor of things, just like I started as a child.