While I’ve been working on many new pieces (that I’m looking forward to share with you soon), there’s still one piece from my latest show “Passengers” that hasn’t been shared on here yet: “Pursuit of certainty” ( passengers, 2018 @archenemyarts ). This piece is inspired by how these great grey shrikes tend to impale their prey on anything sharp they come across, making it both easier for them to consume their prey but also allowing them to set up a supply of food. #aeajuly18 #passengers
I’d like to share “Surrogate”, one of my personal favorites from last month’s show “Passengers” (It’s one of those pieces that’s just so difficult to let go- and it’ll forever hold a special place in my heart.) Swipe for a more detailed view (the spider web is a little reference to a piece I made last year for AEA’s winter show, called “Thaw” 😊) 🕸🦉. // “Surrogate” is still available through @archenemyarts . Visit their website for more info (link in my bio) #aeajuly18 #passengers
“Embrace”, part of last month’s show “Passengers”. This piece was inspired by a beautiful photo of a barnowl taken by @muellerzetop . I came across this photo about a year ago and immediately knew I had to incorporate it into a painting, I just didn’t know how. After a good amount of thinking (and dreaming) about it, I’m glad that this piece came into being a couple of months ago so that it got to be part of my show 😊✨. // this piece has been adopted, but there are a limited number of prints available through @archenemyarts . Check out their Instagram stories for more info. 🙏🏻 #aeajuly18 #dewiplass #passengers #barnowl
This piece is called “Nurture”, a painting that I hold very close to my heart. The first time I encountered a pied avocet in real life I was struck by its beauty and grace. Its upward-curved beak is extraordinary (I mean, look at it! 😍) and it makes the bird look so elegant and so peaceful, which inspired me to create this piece. Today is the last day to visit this guy at @archenemyarts (the gallery is open today from 12 to 5 pm). And of course it’s also possible to view the show online ☺️ (link in bio). ••• please visit the website for more information on the availability of this piece #piedavocet #nurture #passengers #archenemyarts #aeajuly18
This is the last week to see my show “Passengers” in person @archenemyarts . The gallery is open from Wednesday through Saturday, so if you live in the area feel free to stop by and say hi to this little guy! He’ll be on view together with 14 other new pieces (of which some are still up for adoption - this gives you the opportunity to see it in person for a very long time, just saying 😇🙈). ••• This piece is called “Treasure it” (sold). It’s one of my personal favorites and it was definitely difficult to let him go, but knowing that this piece is going to a wonderful new home fills my heart with so much joy and gratitude 🙏🏻💗. #archenemyarts #passengers #aeajuly18 #hedgehog #hedgehogsofinstagram 🦔🦔🦔
It’s been one week since my show “Passengers” opened at @archenemyarts . I figured it would be the right time to share some background information on this show and its title (and this piece 😊) • When I began to think about this show and what I wanted to portray, I started by focusing on the (well-known) Vanitas paintings. I adore them, and always get drawn to them, but I quickly came to the realization that that’s not me. I want to celebrate life and capture the beauty and sense of wonder that lies within. To survive means to adapt. Our environment proves to be ever so capable of doing so, despite the challenges it's been presented with throughout time. • Therefore, rather than focusing on the transience of life, my focus in this show lies on nature's capability to reinvent itself time and time again, and I celebrate the innovation, creativity and resilience that lies within. Following the line of anthropologist Tim Ingold's writings on the "Perception of the Environment", I argue that all creatures on this planet are passengers, continuously creating conditions that establish and secure each other's existence. It's this dependency and collaboration, and indeed, the art of living, that I hope to celebrate with this show. • // showed here is one of the first paintings of this series, called “Beyond Vanity”. It is currently on view both at the gallery and on their website (and available for adoption🙃🙏🏻 ). #vanitas #passengers #archenemyarts
This last week has been a whirlwind of emotions, adventures, and many moments to cherish. I want to thank everyone who came out to the opening of my show, and everyone who adopted one of my paintings and/ or showed their support on here. A big thanks to @archenemyarts for their support and for enabling me to do what I love to do most. And last but not least, thanks to every beautiful soul here in Philly that made me feel so very welcome in your city once again. It means the world to me. // this piece is called “Balance”, and I figured it would fit today’s adventure of going home. The birdhouse is inspired by the typical Dutch “Zaanse huisjes” and embraces the importance of balance, to maintain the life we live in a healthy, loving way. Please visit Arch Enemy Arts’ website for more information on this piece and some of the other pieces that are still available for adoption 💕.
This friday, July 13th, my show opens at @archenemyarts ✨. I’ll be there and would love to see you, so if you live in the area please stop by and say hi! This also gives you the opportunity to see this painting, amongst 14 other new pieces, in person and to take a better video of it than I did 🙈👌🏻. If you don’t live nearby, you can always email the gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the collector’s preview. 🙏🏻 thank you all so much for joining me on this adventure, it means the world to me 🙏🏻. #archenemyarts #aeajuly18 #dewiplass #passengers