Monday, August 29, 2011

nerve-wrecking acrobatic backwards bend

Friday night I went to the opening of Cultura Nova. It's a multidisciplinary summer festival which offers a varied programme for adults and children over the course of ten days, including theatre, dance, visual arts and film.Cultura Nova aims to amaze, evoke wonder and surprise, and to introduce a new audience to unconventional forms of theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts as well as to productions that explore and cross the dividing lines between the individual disciplines. Artists and ensembles from various countries will aim to move the audience in various – special - locations and stages throughout Parkstad Limburg and over the border in Germany. The openig show was done by Voalá Project, which is a Spanish/Argentine company. It was really amazing, you can see it a bit in the first two photo's. I would love to be part of such a show!
The last photo shows 3 people on stilts in white clothes. At one moment they started to blow-up and transformed into these bubble-people. It looked wonderfull, especially when the lights inside the bubbles got on.

Friday, August 26, 2011

go back to the city

I sorted out some more photo's of my day in Masstricht. I already showed you some photo's of the exhibition I saw in this post. As in most cities you find the interesting scene's outside the centre. Did you see the wall painting in the first photo? I didn't see it right away when I was standing in front of it, I like that kind of things. I wish you all a nice weekend!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

silly sorrow part 5

Another cabinet I made. This one is called "it's a difficulty". The woman is standing in front of a mirror, so I drew her directly on the glass. I think it works, but I don't know if it's clear on the picture.
This one is about making choices or refuse to make them, but I think you can see that for yourself so I don't say to much about it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

win the game

I hope you don't get bored with all my Pippi-drawings.... But I still feel that I can work more on this theme and that there are different ways to say it and to try other things. So I 'm afraid that there are still some more Pippi's to come! I like this one because you look in the same way as she does, but you don't know what she's aiming at.
Although it's only thursday: I wish you all a nice weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2011

out of storage

Yesterday I visited the exhibition "Out of Storage". The exhibition takes place in the "Timmerfabriek" in Maastricht and it's the former crate factory of the ceramics factory Sphinx. It was built in 1905 and has been on the list of national monuments since 1996. It's a beautiful old building and I think it's great that it's not been demolished, but they made someting else out of it. I love it when exhibitions take place in a different kind of building, not only in museums.
The exhibition consists hundreds of artworks from the collection of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais. Some of them are on display during the whole exhibition period, some works of art are being replaced by others in the course of time. Of you live nearby or planning a vacation over here, you should visit this exhibition, the building alone is worth it!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

play my darling play

This is the drawing that I posted here when I was making it. I wonder what you think of it... For me she is quite innocent, just playing around, but she knows what she is holding in her hands. She looks happy to me. I can see her running in her bathing suit in the sun and at the same time she is dangerous.

Monday, August 8, 2011

know a colour

The last weeks I made 5 of those big (150 x 230 cm) Pippi-drawings and I used only 7 red pencils, which I find amazing. Apparently you can draw a lot with one pencil. I think I'm going to make more of these drawings and after a few years I can make a special cabinet for the pencils.
This weekend I took pictures of the last 3 drawings I made and I hopefully post the first one by the end of the week.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

silly sorrow part 4

Just another cabinet I would like to show you. I like this one because I love to sit on the couch and read a book. I just find it very difficult to take the time to do that kind of things. I feel like I always have to do something: draw, work, clean the house or whatever. I really have to practise to take time for me and to do nothing at all. That's why this cabinet is called "all the noise".