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About the artist

Semi-realism (mural) painter from the Netherlands with a love for high detail, patterns and textures. Graduated Illustration at the University of the Arts Utrecht and due to my study-exchange in Kyoto and a one year post-study program at the same place, my love for Japan found its way into my art as well.

It's my ambition to make a full-time living from my paintings and create works that gets the viewer sucked into beautiful, peaceful places that make you smile and enjoy the details.

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Curriculum Vitae

Experience

2020

Place where I belong

Cafe-gallery Ryu

My first solo exhibition with paintings and some mixed media works

2019

2+1 EXHIBITION

Nishiri Gallery (Kyoto)

Exhibition where I got invited by two experienced Japanese artists to show my works with them

2017

Strange Sightseeings (duo exhibition)

KaraS (Kyoto)

Exhibition in Japan with my best friend, showing several installations with detailed painting work from my side.

2017

Kunstmarkt Nieuwegein - Young Talent Award

Award for the best young artist that either still studied or had recently graduated

Education

2019 - 2020

One-year post-graduation research program

Kyoto Seika University

Researched and illustrated 8 traditional Japanese crafts (particularly woodcraft) to eventually sum up each one in large posters, print one out for the craftsman I interviewed for each craft and print one out to hang up with the other posters in an exhibition.

2014 - 2018

Bachelor of Illustration

University of the Arts Utrecht

Learning the basics of illustration and conceptual thinking and a more technical side of painting in Japan