Els en Istvan [2011 40x40]

Els en Istvan
Els en Istvan
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ls en Istvan is the first painting I made of people I really knew. I made a photograph of them when we had a brunch together. Els en Istvan are our aunt and uncle. The sad part is, they both died, but we still have this painting, a very special painting.

Doe Maar [2011 40x50]

doe maar
doe maar
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hen I was young (late seventies – early eighties), a Dutch band named “Doe Maar” was very famous, especially with young girls. We all remember the song “Nederwiet”. I had some paint left and created this work. Nothing special, just painting from scratch.

Impresión de Gaudi [2011 60x80]

Impresión de Gaudi
Impresión de Gaudi
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nfluences from Gaudi are the base of this painting. In Catalunya a lot of buildings from the ‘modernista’ period are well preserved. Of course Antoni Gaudi, as an artist, architect, designer and so on… is one of the most famous Catalan people. His works can be found in whole Catalunya. Gaudi was born in the city named Reus, near Salou. In Reus you can find the Gaudi Centre, go there and you find the base of his work.

Xica en tren [2010 65x81]

Xica en tren
Xica en tren
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round Christmas I went back to Barcelona from Salou. Because it was too cold in the house, no heating. When standing in the train, I saw a very beautiful girl and I made, from a distance, a picture of her. Because of bad lightning and a moving train the picture was blurred. But as an impression good enough. The next day I returned to Salou to make this painting. A few days later I went back to The Netherlands. “Xica en el tren” means “Girl in the train”.