Year's-END Video Review *2021*
Dear Friends and Art Lovers,
2021 is almost coming to an end. COVID19 has changed all of our lives in one way or the other. For me, it has brought some bad but also some good changes, which I want to share here with you.
Because of the pandemic, I received from the Dutch Government the TOZO. And this made it possible for me to fully devote my (locked-in) time to developing my WEBSHOP.
Because of the lockdown, I have indexed all my ART ACADEMY ARTWORKS—I photographed, measured, and priced around 300 artworks. And I wrote accompanying texts for all these artworks, which span five years (1995-1999).
5 Artists Interviews
5 Artists Interviews is a five-year book project. In each book, I interview five contemporary artists. The interview itself contains five questions.
Although I could not travel, my artworks could. And through my ties with China, I was also part of the group exhibition in Roc Sun Gallery in Jiaxing in China.
Here I showed two of my light-boxes. The one on the right shows a photo made by a drone during my bridge performance: EMPATHETIC WALKING PANEL. This performance was in Hangzhou—where I lived for 2,5 years.
This artwork has traveled around in China and was shown amongst others at: the Yangpu Riverside Gallery, the Heritage Museum, the Shanghai Art Collection Museum, and Chen & JunJun Happy Space in Hangzhou. Pretty nice!
The light-box on the left is from my other ongoing project Sun-Penetration, titled: THE OBSERVER OBSERVES AND IS BEING OBSERVED. Which has only been shown once before for my solo exhibition at Square Gallery in Shanghai.
I will not sum up all my art projects done this year. But I do want to mention my last 2021 art project + artist in residence in Almelo. While staying here, I created a bridge sculpture for my solo exhibition: Questioning my Significance.
Depicting Night-Shot No.3, I offered as a Saint Nicolaus gift one tin COOKIE-BOX filled with Dutch pepernoten. The 5th person who would email me would get this art box.➞The winner was: Libby Page in Berlin.
This human-size bridge sculpture I then butchered in a LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE. And I auctioned the recycled parts for a live audience in a grey, foggy and cold Almelo, which was super fun.
With the butchering of my artwork, I gained PRESS ATTENTION. Several newspapers interviewed me and also local TV.
In 2021 I was also on ISRAELI TV. But this was for something less positive since an artist couple had stolen my artwork.
In 2021, I also started making YouTube VIDEOS for you to add to my weekly art emailing. And because of this, I gained 12,6% new YouTube followers. I am über appreciative of every new person who likes to see my art.
THANK YOU to every single one of you. Thank you very much for following me on my non-stop art journey. And for staying with me during my already 20+ years of creating art.
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