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I am a Dutch-Canadian visual artist working primarily but not exclusively in the tradition of figurative painting. I construct my paintings, painting installations and paintings on photographs using personal signs and symbols like in Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait but in my own idiosyncratic way.

I paint (fragments of) places, landscapes and objects, and try to employ these as metaphors for vulnerability. Recent-past work often materializes into a dreamscape.

I am interested in how I can articulate fluctuating vulnerable, ambivalent, in-between states not only in the narrative content of my work but also with oil paint… a medium that is messy, sometimes difficult, or disappointing, but simultaneously very sensual, seductive, feisty and fluid - like life itself.