Registration Netherlands Institute for Art History RKD 473520
Autodidact painter and grafic artist, fiction writer
Graduated at University of Amsterdam
Digital vector painter. Started around 1998 with watercolor, linocut and etching ground on glass. Changed to digital painting in 2004, initially raster. Proceeded through a combination of raster-vector to vector around 2014. Lorenzo Award for digital painting at the 2015 Florence Biennale, several other awards. Author of Digital painting explained and illustrated, 2013-2019 an online survey for artists and collectors.
I am exploring the new medium of vector. My work develops in cycles from figurative to abstract and back to figurative. Hard lines, monochrome colors and perfect gradients limit the emotional palette of vector. Ceci est un oeuf 2015 expresses my initial dislike. Still, I held manual vector to be the only cooperation between the artist and the computer that offered a new language of form while leaving the artist in charge. On one side there was digital raster painting, where the artist is fully in charge but forms are in no way different from traditional painting. On the other, computer generated painting such as fractal art offered renewal, but the computer seemed to take the lead. Its perfect forms, regularity and repetitiveness, the total absence of the artists personal brand of clumsiness, felt to me emotionally void.
I proceeded with manual vector for the pleasure to experiment as well as for a practical reason, for it relieved me from the enlargement of raster paintings, which is always ...