Looking forward to my artist in residence at EKWC starting january 2021!
Sundaymorning@ekwc is an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities of ceramics. Amongst the alumni you find artists like Anish Kapoor, Armando, Rob Birza, Tony Cragg, Mark Manders, Anne Wenzel and many others.
An interview with visual artist Mark Verdoes where you see him working at his studio by the River Rijn in Wageningen Holland, as an integral part of the project I Am The River, the theme arises from the question “where is the idea”?
This video is an Interview made with Visual Artist Mark Verdoes about his relationship with and inspiration from living and working near the River Rhine in Wageningen Netherland,as part of the research project
Dreambody “on the relationship between Dance Storytelling and Landscape”.
I sold one of my darlings to Kunstcentrum Haarlem. ‘Not To Talk About It’ (110 x 140 cm, broken bone tree seeds and pencil on canvas)
It is part of a new series of paintings under the name ‘Zhuang Zi Dialogue’ that I am recently working on. I am using the ‘Zhuang Zi’, a collection of ancient taoist stories as an inspiration. Trust this painting will follow ‘the river’ and find a nice wall to hang on somewhere…
For the creation of my art installation ‘Partitions’ I worked together with two assistants specialized in traditional Indian terra-cotta. To control the workflow and ensure the best quality we built a field oven near my studio. It took several months, 750 kg of freshly kneaded and carefully modeled clay, a 1000 kg wood, fire & smoke to create about 75 terra-cotta objects. After firing they were ready for the last steps to completion. Using different kinds of materials, like fresh mud, shellac, iron & marble powder, natural indigo and acrylics I applied ‘a second skin’.