«One Hundred Poets»

The starting point of the German artist Jürgen Partenheimer’s series of work called «One Hundred Poets» is, as the title (almost) tell us … poetry. «One Hundred Poets» is inspired by the body of work of the same title by Katsushika Hokusai and refers to 100 poems selected by Jürgen Partenheimer from his 100 favorite…

The 100 Day Project

#The100DayProject – The idea is simple: choose a creative project, do it every day for 100 days, and share your process online. This is what I have chosen: 100 days of gelli printing, to learn more about the process of monoprinting on a gel plate – and also to study colour & layering of colour….

A walk on the wild side

Second draft, many more to go – everything is still open to change, except for the title … apparently?! 😅

Hiroyuki Hamada

I love colour — – all the same, it happens I find the world even more beautiful in black & white … … Hiroyuki Hamada (b. 1968, Tokyo) Hamada lives and works in East Hampton, New York.

The Daily Need of the Soul

“You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience…

Marks, motifs, symbols …

I’m collecting marks in my sketchbook. Marks, or motifs, as I (via Fiona Godfrey) have come to think of them. Making, collecting, contemplating – . Some feels like mine, others have to go – even if I love the look of them. I’m not satisfied with using my eyes only. The motifs have to connect…

On mastery versus meaning

I have been reading quite a lot of Jungian psychology and philosophy over the past few years. Here are some notes from Jason E. Smith’s new book: Religious but not Religious. Living a Symbolic Life (2020) On mastery versus meaning Meaning is a psychological state that can affirm life. Mastery, by contrast, is not affirmation,…

A lexicon of shapes, lines, marks and symbols

A short report from an ongoing study: Marina Strocchi – A Survey 1992-2014 from Marina Strocchi on Vimeo. I think the art of the Australian painter Marina Strocchi makes a wonderful addition to my library of artists making great marks. Marina Strocchi’s works incorporate the dynamic ‘Roar’ collective aesthetic, indigenous landscape influences and rural Australian…

From nothing

… to something? Making tiny artist books – playing with personal motifs This is the question I’m asking myself: How can I develop and extend the range of marks, shapes, symbols and patterns that are mine – or even: which are my motifs? what is making my art mine? Part of having a ‘style’ as…