Some call it art, some call it a hobby. (usually the ones that don't know the thrill of painting an all-nighter) For me it is relaxation, inspiration and meditation.
Nothing is for sale. If you still want to ask me. Everything is sold. If you insist on asking me, prepare for a big deal.
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This old panel was found at an antique market in Antwerp signed by an unknown painter in the year "1867". Although it was perfectly painted the face was staring into my room with a dull and empty glaze. I think now that he's listening to Daft Punk the good man is having more fun.
Mixed Media over a potential masterpiece on panelwood 21cm x 29cm
The text says: Everyone I know is getting married or pregnant. I'm just getting more handsome and awesome.
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9cm x 12cm. Painted on a tiny copperplate with mixed media. Scratched into the paint: "Thank god I'm an atheist".
10cm x 15cm. Also painted on a tiny copperplate with mixed media like acrylic and gold foil. Scratched into the paint: "you are the best thing that I've never had".
Work For It
120cm x 120cm acrylic on linnen. "Don't Wish For It, Work For It."
When you work as the only foreigner for a Chinese investor that doesn't speak a word of English -or maybe he does, and I never noticed - you know you're in it for a real treat. This night was special to me because of it's strange collision between old and new, between rich and poor, between east and west. Between communist camaraderie, Hollywood splendor and a good-old drinking contest -which I gloriously won by the way.
I even performed a bit, playing an oldie-but-goodie, Come Together from The Beatles. I couldn't imagine a better title to see the Laoban (Boss) toast with directors, managers and factory workers. Ganbei!
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ONLY IN CHINA
China is another world. The forms for immigration clearance always address foreigners as Aliens. Since the Chinese word for alien and foreigner is one and the same.
This section is to highlight some interesting cultural differences and sometimes to have a laugh. But be warned: not everything is funny.
Beautiful bamboo scaffoldings.
Yes, my friend! This where your company should have put that logo.
8:45AM Let's mop the carpet right before everyone comes running into the office. Nothing like a fresh mopped carpet.
It's warm. Ok. I get it.
Not so funny. Big monkey walking his monkeys. And what's up with that bicycle?
Less is more? Not in China.
You can't miss but you can't touch me. Going through the red light with apparently no brakes.
This dude is the Fonzy among Chinese shoe delivery boys, sitting up there posing with his cigarette.
This cool guy has a busy morning supplying local restaurants by subway on his own.
A taxi driver in Shanghai that needed a break. Then came back to the car, wiped his hand on a dirty piece of cloth and put that right next to me.
Help! I don't know where to look.
I love it when you can hardly pull your luggage because the carpet is so soft and high. Reminds me of snow in Holland.
This restaurant just screams "welcome". Or maybe I should have screamed something.
A scooter is not broken until the engine is.
Chickenfeet making peace signs.
Don't trust every label you read.
Another simple yet perfectly balanced design.
This is a workout. Walking backward for an hour with two watertanks in your hands. Sometimes taking a nip. Yeah!
Separating the neighbourhood's garbage right next to my building on the sidewalk for hours.
Then the paper specialists, the plastics man and the glass people come by with their bicycles to pick up all the separated garbage and drive it out of town.