I am already busy preparing the NO JARDIM exhibition in the Haagse Kunstkring at the end of this month. You can get these and other fine art prints with a contribution from € 175 for my crowdfunding www.voordekunst.nl You will receive the book with all the iPad sketches. The book itself is available from € 20.
Still 24 days to go for crowdfunding of the book NO JARDIM. Many thanks to everyone who has already contributed. From € 20 you have a signed copy, from € 175 a signed fine art print + book. The book is full of sketches from my garden in Mozambique and will be presented on 30 November. For more information https://www.voordekunst.nl/projecten/9088-no-jardim-1
Next month I want to present a new book NO JARDIM with sketches of my tropical garden in Mozambique. For me, that garden felt like a paradise with everything growing and flourishing. I would like to share that experience with my audience. I did not sketch on paper, nor with a pencil, nor with paint, but on my iPad. My starting point was the admiration for nature. This has resulted in a concept and style that intensively reflects the colorful tropical atmosphere. In the book I also write about the sketches, the environment and my personal experiences. It consists of 90 pages bound in a hardcover. When you open the book, you experience something of my own paradise. NO JARDIM is written in Dutch, but a translation in English will be online.
To print the book will cost € 5000. If this plan is appealing to you, I would very much appreciate it if you can make a contribution. But you will be rewarded for it. With a contribution of 20 euros or more you will receive the book as a gift. You find it on Voordekunst.nl
The book presentation of NO JARDIM is scheduled for November 30, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Haagse Kunstkring. At the same time there is the opening of the exhibition of all the sketches from the book. The NO JARDIM exhibition is from November 27 to December 22 in the Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg 64, The Hague
Wed-Fri 12 am-5pm / Sat-Sun 1 pm-5pm
While moving from Maputo to Geneva these months, I participate in the anniversary exhibition of AGA LAB, the former Amsterdam Graphic Studio, where I printed many lithographs from 1983 to 1990. Now my iPad sketches are printed there in the highest quality and exactly as I want it. Nearly 100 artists participate. I show a print of one of the iPad sketches from my paradise, from the African Kikuyu grass. Tonight is the opening.
Exhibition AGA LAB 60 years.
14 September – 12 October 2018
Tomorrow May 31 the exhibition ‘Almas Cruzados’ by Carlos Simões Ferreira and me in Galeria Kulungwana, Maputo opens until 29 June. Together in his open-air studio a few kilometers outside of Maputo we worked on four paintings as two souls from a different world. These works are on show at the exhibitions. Furthermore, the exhibition consists of new work that we have made individually.
I spent a lot of time in the Simões studio. Many people came along. I experienced the African way of life and I became part of the family. After 20 years in Africa, I have discovered that art is mainly about dreams and fantasy, the discovery of the inner world, and not, as in my own tradition, which is based on perception. It is a privilege that Simões helped me to understand this African perspective better.
Migração dos pastores, oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm