I HAVE NOTHING TO SELL

On February 1, 2019 I was interviewed by Peter Nijenhuis for his blog De Wereld Werkt in Arnhem. Our conversation about drawing in general and more specifically the drawings I made as a result of my residency in Svalbard was published on his blog under the title I HAVE NOTHING TO SELL.

Many thanks to: Peter Nijenhuis and Chris Kennedy
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Drawings based on the engravings from The true and perfect description of three voyages so strange and woonderfull, that the like hath neuer been heard of before: done and performed three yeares, one after the other, by the ships of Holland and Zeland, on the north sides of Norway, Muscouia, and Tartaria, towardsthe kingdomes of Cathaia & China book by Gerrit de Veer

 

In preparation for my stay in Galleri Svalbard I visited the depots of the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam where they have the first (and second) edition of the book The true and perfect description of three voyages so strange and woonderfull, that the like hath neuer been heard of before: done and performed three yeares, one after the other, by the ships of Holland and Zeland, on the north sides of Norway, Muscouia, and Tartaria, towardsthe kingdomes of Cathaia & China by Gerrit de Veer. I later found out there is a Latin translation from 1598 in the library of Galleri Svalbard. The story is an account of Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerck’s ill-fated expedition of 1596, which saw its 17 members stranded on Nova Zembla for ten months during the polar winter. Before they stranded on Nova Zembla Barents discovered Bear Island and Spitsbergen by accident.

 

1-4 June
Ink, pencil, ballpoint, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 88,5 x 138 cm – 2018
21-22 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71 x 103 cm- 2018
15 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71,5 x 108,5 cm – 2018
26 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71 x 112 cm – 2018
28 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71 x 96 cm – 2018
15 September
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 55 x 90 cm – 2020
17 September
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 85 x 109,5 cm – 2018
25 September
Inkt, potlood, waterverf, gouache en acryl op papier – 70 x 96 cm – 2018
25 Oktober
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 79,5 x 140 cm – 2018
7 / 9 December
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
12 February
Inkt, potlood, waterverf, acryl en gouache op papier – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
29 May
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
30 May
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
12 & 13 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint, gouache and collage on paper – 140 x 251 cm – 2019
17 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint, gouache and collage on paper – 83 x 143 cm – 2019
28 & 29 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 117 x 244 cm – 2018
1 juli
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 90 x 143 cm – 2020
21 July
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 95,8 x 145,5 cm – 2019
28 July
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 114,6 x 244 cm – 2020
16 / 20 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 140 x 285 cm – 2020
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Studies for Scatmobile

 

Six drawings I made in my studio in Rotterdam and at Galleri Svalbard in Spitsbergen in 2017 and 2018 for what could be part of an installation.
Ink, pencil and watercolor on paper – various sizes – 2017-2018
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Mamoth

 

The drawings that make up Mamoth were made between 2011 and 2016. The series consist of 10 drawings; The Demise of the Sun, Feces, Stonecold, Torre Canale, Waiting for Easter, Ash Wednesday, Bim Bam, Godseemopples, Dawn and 6-11-2016. These drawings deal with the illness and death of my mother on April 1st in 2008 due to complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

The photos used in these drawings were mostly made by my brother in law Karel van Laarhoven except for the picture of comedian Andre van Duin and the horse in Bim Bam. Those pictures were taken from the internet. The pictures of both my mother and father seated were taken by myself.

De Ondergang van de Zon
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 99 x 66 cm – 2013

Faeces
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 70,5 x 98 cm – 2014

Steenkoud
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 90 x 66 cm – 2013

Torre Cannale
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 90,5 x 66 cm – 2012

Wachten op Pasen
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 66 x 90,5 cm – 2013

As Woensdag
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 69,5 x 97 cm – 2013

Bim Bam
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 65 x 75 cm – 2015

Godsiemoppie
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 65 x 83,5 cm – 2015

De Morgen
Inkt, potlood, waterverf en collage op papier – 65 x 89 cm – 2014

6-11-2016
Inkt, potlood, waterverf, gouache en collage op papier – 85 x 145 cm – 2016
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Eat Shit

 

Eat Shit
Ink, pencil, gouache and watercolor on paper – 70 x 87,5 cm – 2016
Collection FNAC; National Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris France.
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Tell Me Darling & Kiss

 

Tell Me Darling
Ink, pencil, gouache and watercolor on paper – 67 x 106 cm – 2016

Kiss
Ink, pencil, ballpoint, watercolor, gouache and collage on paper – 66,7 x 106,8 cm – 2017
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