Frosty’s lament at Galerie Bernard Jordan in Paris

 

This selection of drawings was shown at Gallery Bernard Jordan  between November 16 and December 21 2019 under the title Frosty’s lament.

The drawings ÖIL, Latrodectus & Rats get fat while good chicks die feature a building that is called the Taubanesentralen in Longyearbyen in Svalbard where I spend time in Galleri Svalbard in the summer of 2018. This building was once the pivot for the cable-ways to transport coal from the mines to the harbor. The building has now lost its function because coal mining in Longyearbyen has been brought to an end, apart from one remaining mine,‘gruve 7’, mine 7 in Adventdalen, which still operates on a comparatively small scale.

Photos by Aurélien Mole
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Latrodectus, Rats get fat while good chicks die & ÖIL

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The building that features in these drawings is the Taubanesentralen in Longyearbyen in Svalbard. This was once the pivot for the cableways to transport coal from the mines to the harbor.

Latrodectus
Ink, pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper – 87 x 113 cm – 2019

Rats get fat while good chicks die
Ink, pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper – 70,5 x 110,5 cm – 2019

OÏL
Ink, pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper – 80 x 140 cm – 2019
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Limbo Walks, Limbo Sleeps

 

Limbo Walks, Limbo Sleeps comes in a limited edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. This edition was published by Ronald Cornelissen with the support of Le Fonds Canson pour l’Art et le Papier. The original works were made in 2009 in ink, watercolor, sepia and pencil on inkjet prints. They are reproduced here at their original size. The graphic design was done by Ronald van Lit.

Edition of 40 Dutch and 10 English copies – 32,9 x 24,1 cm – 2015
Price: 70 €

Many thanks to: Catherine Barthe and Ronald van Lit
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Androuiette in de Petteflat

 

This publication is part of the collection chipiron from the French publisher Solo Ma Non Troppo. This book with drawings that were made between 2016 and 2018 was published in March 2019 in an edition of a 150 copies. It can be ordered at Solo Ma Non Troppo. The price is 15,00 €

It is a co-edition with galerie Bernard Jordan (Paris)
20 x 27 cm – 36 full colour pages – 2019
isbn 978-2-919289-48-6

Many thanks: Jean Bescos, Geneviève Hergott & Bernard Jordan
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Residency in Greenland aboard Le Manguier

 

In May 2017 Phillipe Hercher’s invited me to stay on his boat Le Manguier for a ‘sejour artistique’ in Disko Bay on the west Coast of Greenland together with Louis Adam (FR), Romain Lafarge(FR) and Matthieu Litt (BE). The trip started in June 2019 and started by going from Aasiat to the little Island of Kitsisarsuit (Kronprinsen Ejland) halfway in between Aasiat and Disko Island. From there we sailed to Qeqertarsuaq (God Haven) on the Southside of Disko Island. Then we went to Oqatsut (Rode Bay) and after that to Ilulisat from where we took a walk to Jacobshavn Glacier. After that we take a night trip to Ilumanaq, a trip that took us through the ice in front of the mouth of Ilulissat Icefjord in the midnight sun, an otherworldly experience. From Ilumanaq we sail further to a bay close to Qasiganguit, to the little village of Akunnaaq and then back to Aasiat.

With many thanks to: Philippe Hercher and Louis Adam
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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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