Thursday, May 27, 2010

First layer

It is just tryout of the first layer. The good prints are drying at school.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Work in progress

At this moment I am busy with the poster for a violist.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Amadeo Modigliani

In one of my last posts I wrote how important and inspiraiting is for me work of Amadeo Modigliani. And now I really cannot belive that somebody has stolen from Pompidou his masterpiece. I hope that they will find it and
La femme à l'éventail
come back on her place.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Joep van Lieshout

One of the assignement I had for my intership was to make a protrait of the Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout. I like to use in my linoprint two or more colours. Usually I make two apart pieces of linoleum like on this work. But last time I discovered how nice is to use just the reduction technique.

The first one

My adventure with lino has started a few years ago. I made then a portrait of my sister with her children. When I look at this now I see so many faults and I know it is so unperfect. But on the other hand I miss now the freedom of my first linocut's picture, the emotions, intuition and uconscious. But yeah... the teachers exptect from me to be very aware with everything what I am making. Nowadays everything is just about the concept and presentation...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Looking for a Muse. Asking the Masters.

Not every face is enough inspiring to make a portrait of. The face should show the life, the experiences. To me the most important thing of portraiture is to catch the charisma of the person on it. Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, one of the greatest expressionistic portraitists in XXth centaury, said: "What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race."
I'm still not enough experienced to find it in every person. But I am exercising on friends with very strong personality like for instance Vivianna a very good friend of mine. She is the Muse.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cut the cowboy's t-shirt

By this work I was inspired by the movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". The best ever made western's films.

Friday, May 7, 2010

EXPO - Onbegrensd en ongekend linoleumsnede

You can see the exhibition till 12 may 2010 at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. The masterclass with Ondine de Kroon was very nice experience. Great to work with so different peolple!