And now for but a quick announcement! Per popular request (and also my landlord’s insistence that I need to pay some rent) there’s now a shop on this site for all that stuff I’m making. Right now it’s all prints; if there’s demand for it, I shall provide some drawings as well. I don’t and […]
Almost exactly one year ago I paid a visit to Amsterdam, taking the opportunity while still living a stone’s throw from the Netherlands, and just before moving to faraway Leipzig. A working trip, as usual, dedicating to checking out all the Rembrandts and Vincents. Of course I had planned to write extensive blogposts at the […]
Sunday morning: Darn, my go-to bakeries are closed and I, breadless, have to resort to the chain around the corner. I know exactly what to expect there: Smooth, even, uniform loaves that are pretty much exactly like the one I’ve bought some weeks ago when it was fresh. The baker down the road, on the […]
Some time around 2010, give or take a year, I was on one of these family holidays with all the uncles around. Some treasure unearthed from grandpa’s eclectic bookshelf made the rounds. Someone had randomly taken the book out and after a few pages started reading a bunch of memorable passages out loud to the […]
Saturday, Greven. Standing in a concert crowd I was making faint attempts at doing a few quick sketches of the front man jumping about when a lady next to me remarked how enviable such skills … — It’s a sort of remark I dislike more and more. Nothing against flattery, I’m too vain to refuse […]
Intaglio and relief printing are two complete opposites in my practice. I greatly admire those who manage to convey textures in a woodcut (e.g. sheets like this by Klaus Magnus: Berlin façade, 1973), but so far I fail to go very far beyond outlines. This limitation makes my relief prints the by far most conceptual […]
Hitchhiking to Antwerpen set a new record for how many cars I needed: Münster – Lichtendorf (near Dortmund), – Remscheid, – Aachen, – Genk, – Hasselt, – Antwerpen; six in total. In Belgium I was dropped at ramps instead of service stations, and not at very lively once, yet both times picked up within five […]
Half a year after departing towards Rome, long since having returned back home, I got my first wee etching press. Starting from scratch, what better way to learn intaglio printmaking than to process the previous trip drawings? Their technical and stylistic variety was such that I’d have to try the entire spectrum of etching techniques.