After studying at the AKI in Enschede, I founded Grafisch Atelier Twente in 1988 with a group of graphic artists. During this time I developed my own style by making color etchings, often in large formats.
In the last 15 years I have experimented with new forms of printmaking. Partly due to my appointment as instructor of graphic techniques at AKI Art &Design Enschede ArtEZ and contacts with CFPR (Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE) in Bristol, all kinds of new developments in printmaking have been explored. This has resulted in several series that combine contemporary techniques with traditional printmaking processes.
These include woodcutting and etching with a laser cutter, the use of Toyobo plates (photopolymer) and the Chine Collé etching technique.
In the summer of 2019, I was asked to become a board member of the new Foundation Basementpress Diepenheim.
The beautiful workshop, the subtle prints exhibited there and the enthusiastic group of artists inspired me to deepen the little knowledge I had about lithography. A great challenge, because making a lithograph requires a lot of knowledge and experience.
Lithography is ideal for making large editions. But that is not my goal. Just as I am used to with my etchings and woodcuts, I make small editions where experimentation and inspiration are allowed. A process of searching for forms and colors that express what needs to be shown and said.
I like to combine printmaking techniques with a collage technique called Chine Collé in etching. Most of the works are therefore unique, although they are part of a series.
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