The best art pieces that you will ever experience will come through your dreams. I sometimes wander through museums in my sleep, see exhibitions or come across the most amazing art works. Some of them are so powerful in fact, that they wake me up. Those are rare and blessed moments. Especialy when I can process the image in my mind, rotate the object and remember it the next day. It is not uncommon for artists to see art in their dreams, musicians to hear music and dancers to see performances (see post The photograph had won several awards).
In a dream (a few weeks ago) I was in Ireland, backstage for a dance-group. I met up with some of my fellow students from the Burren College of art. And for some reason I landed up in Cork. I looked down through a window at the floor of a large art studio building. There were many artists painting on several paintings that were laid out flat on the floor, they were painting dancers. What impressed me in my sleep state was this: the artists where working together on the collection of paintings, moving from one painting to the next, sometimes two people to one canvas. I remarked to myself that the status and professional position of the artists had evolved. The artist now worked together, rather than in solitude. They worked like musicians in an orchestra, together bringing along their own talent and movements towards the artwork. Because of their unity they were now respected for the work that they did.
From the window where I stood, I turned and followed a corridor that led to a flight of stairs going down into the building. I walked down, looking at some drawings pinned to the white flakey wall. The building seemed like a school and I entered a lecture hall. A critique/lecture was in progress. Five statues on the front stage, a number of students spread in the room and the teacher stood in front. He greeted me. I sat down.
What is the significance of these lines. In a power-point projection he showed music notes on staff.
Again he asked what is the significance of these notes. Then he hummed it.
a long silent pause. [to be continued tomorrow]
images of the first threads being applied on the canvas
K_Van (1968) uses visual arts to take you intimately close to his world of visions resulting from a search beyond the recognisable elements of the world as we know it. By the age of sixteen he had lived on three different continents, pingponged seven times between languages and was averaging a new school once a year. These frequent changes in different environments and cultures resulted in a visual collection of images and feelings that inspire him in his artistic work. In 1987 he started taking art classes in The Hague the Netherlands, followed by de Vrije Academie for plastic arts and in 2000 was awarded a scholarship for the Burren College of Art in Ireland.
2000-2001 Burren College of Art Ireland
1994-1998 de Vrije Academie the Hague Netherlands
1991-1992 de Vrije Academie the Hague Netherlands
2013 “Bridges Conference”,Mathematical Art Galleries, Enschede, NL
“Oblivion & Rust” ChANIaRT Crete, Chania Greece
2012 “Polygones” First floor gallery Harare Zimbabwe
“5 th Beijing international art biennale” BIAB Beijing China
“Memory and Nostalgia” 1st Biennale of Santorini Santorini Greece “Nieuwe aanwas” Loods 6 Amsterdam Netherlands
2010 Melt Art Fair, Mile End Pavilion, London UK
2010 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, China
2008 illuminators, Airport Koltsovo,Yekaterinburg Russia
Mama´s arts, GeborgenKamers, the Hague Netherlands
2007 Time and Space, GeborgenKamers, the Hague Netherlands
Words-no words, GeborgenKamers
Exhibition around the world, GeborgenKamers
2003 Dusk, Artb-gaidaro, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cork, Athens
La Science de l’Art, Jacques Frank, Brussels Belgium
2001 Presentation, Burren College of Art, Ireland
Re-inventing the post stamp, Burrren Collage
2008 Visual arts a resource for units 2a-2b (images) Australia
2007 de geborgen kamers van Transvaal Netherlands
1999 Gaidaro on Tour a european story Netherlands
1996 a dry point on telephone cards Netherlands
2000 Nuffic scholarship.
2000 “kunststof recycling prijs” Federatie NRK Netherlands.
Since 2010 Art instructor Trias centre of the arts Rijswijk
Since 2007 Art coordinator Zebra social welfare The Hague
1999 Founding member of the Gaidaro Foundation, The Hague