07-03-2020
Smash The Narrative "You can't paint that" | Art Prize & Exhibition 2020
We were working on this project together with James for more than 1 year (specifically on 2020 art prize). We went bigger (bigger location, but also more than 2 times more people applied - 280 applications). The location type was different and we had to find a right approach and to go over some organising challenges. But in the end it was fun, educative and creative.
As an co-organiser (or manager?), I've learned a lot this year. It was again a great experience. And if you ask me if I would do it again? Definitely.
Exhibition is open till April 4 (for now closed because of C-virus)
Location: NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam
All photos of the vernissage - www.smashthenarrative.com
Director: James Flames
Photographer: Look J. Boden
15-10-2019
"Drink Coffee = Grow Humanness" & Eversys, Switzerland
I'm happy to share with you my amazing experience of visiting Eversys office in Switzerland! Super thankful for that and proud to be part of such a mindful organisation.
Special thanks to:
- The Coffee Art Project organisation for organising such a beautiful project.
- Eversys company for having my work and having a beautiful mission, also for arranging our stay in Switzerland.
Was happy to meet the director of Eversys Jean-Paul and the professional and friendly team.

The Story Behind:
In 2014 I took part in the amazing project organised by The Coffee Art Project in Amsterdam and have won it.
All these years my painting "Drink Coffee = Grow Humanness" was travelling around with the project and recently was sold to the Eversys company. After all they also created 200 of the reproductions of this painting and will give it as a gift to their special guests invited for celebration of 10 years anniversary of the company.
This company carries for people who are engaged in the cultivation of coffee. They take part in organisation educational programs for people working on coffee plantations in order to improve the overall life of the population of these countries. Since coffee is one of the main sources of income for those countries, it is important to have a good structure for growing and producing.
They not only care about the success of their company, but also about the future, their own future and people they work with.​​​​​​​
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2014
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03-10-2019
RMBRNDT.NU | Klaproos Amsterdam
"Inspired by the old master Rembrandt van Rijn, RMBRNDT.NU is an exhibition of contemporary artwork. The Dutch word NU means NOW. The idea for this exhibition emerged from the fact that many beautiful artworks submitted for the LangLeveRembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum ultimately did not find their way into a gallery space. Are you an artist who feels inspired by Rembrandt? Then participate by submitting your work."

It was a challenge, but a perfect challenge which made my eyes burning when I've seen the open call. I've seen it too late (1 week before the deadline), bought a canvas and said to myself "I will be on time!".
After the concept was ready I painted this work day by day around 4 - 6 hours per day. It was clear to me why I would like to participate in this exhibition: old master in a new way with the new concept behind.

Why Rembrandt painted only those men studying anatomy back then? Because it was the norm of that time. But is this norm the same now? I removed the figures from the painting and replaced it with my personal portrait style - head in the cube shape. Now the viewer can put any character they can imagine instead of the painted by Rembrandt men. Woman? African man? Transgender? Who do you see there while looking at my painting?
More about this project on my website in the "Projects"

Thankful for all who organised this project and made it happen! And of course thanks to all who came to the exhibition!
14-09-19
SeeYou@Art Amsterdam
Exhibition in Amsterdam, De Hallen Amsterdam
Thanks to Cathelijne Mulders and team I could take part in the exhibition "De Kleurrijke stad" together with 9 other artists.
Great experience and people!
28-06-19
Exhibition at 't Buro & SBK Amsterdam
Exhibition at 't Buro & SBK during Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord
Thank you dear organisers and visitors! Special thanks to @natt_jewellery invited me to participate in this exhibition.
14-04-2019
South Explorer Rotterdam
I was honoured to exhibit my paintings at Fenixloods during South Explorer 2019.
Beautiful location, interesting light, welknown place, place to be for young and all creative. Was happy to be part of this art rout. Thank you everyone who joined the exhibition and support us!
And thankful to Bianca van der Hulstand & Lea Theunissen for inviting me to be part of this exhibition.
Works exhibited:
"Attention" collection: "Blend in the environment", "I have it all... or not" and "Show off"
03-03-19
Exhibition at Gallery MAAN Bilthoven
The exhibition at Galerie MAAN in Bilthoven is open.
First of all thanks to Yvette Gumbs for organising such a beautiful exhibition! Good organised, great selection of works fitting with each other. Thank you who visited the expo too.
Exhibition is open till April 30. Check it out! There are many great works of art.
Address: Kwinkelier 22, 3722 AS Bilthoven
ARTISTS: Martin Copier, Ruxandra Bocin Dumitriu, Don Satijn, Anca Costescu, Susan Haag, Imanuel Maan, Julia Filament en Zippora
Curator: Yvette Gumbs
No Connection collection
No Connection collection
04-11-18
Smash The Narrative | Alter Nation 2018 - Art Prize & Exhibiton
One year ago I was asked by James - initiator and sponsor of this project to be a manager and organise the art prize & exhibition. At that time I had experience in organising smaller scale expos and was happy to challenge myself to organise a bigger one. I knew how and what, James knew what he wants. We made a team.
One of my tasks was to find a gallery, where the final exhibition and award can take place. We were lucky to start working with GO Gallery - very professional and friendly at the same time Oscar and Farud became great hosts for the art prize.
06-09-18
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | 'Vruchtbare Grond' 6 - 9 September 2018
I was invited to take part in this exhibition in Stedelijk Museum Schiedam by Nancy Roeters who is a jewellery artist from Schiedam. She exhibited there own work of art and had right to invite someone else. I was happy to be invited by her and participated in this very interesting exhibition. Together with all artists we had 132 works of art. One work of my last collection "Attention" was exhibited there.
Thank you everyone who were part of this great happening.
24-05-18
Kunst Schouw
This year I was lucky to be invited to exhibit my works of art at the big art fair which will take place in the SCHOUWEN-DUIVELAND, The Netherlands on 16 - 24 June 2018.
This is an expo of more than 200 artists on 12 different location through the whole island, which you can visit during the art week.
Location: Kerkwerve, Au3 Gallery
General location: Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands
Opening / Vernissage: 15-06-2018
More info: www.kunstschouw.nl
25-02-18
Opening Art exhibition "Geuzenmaand"
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Opening Art exhibition "Geuzenmaand"
20:00, Museum Vlaardingen, Westhavenkade 54
Opening of the group exhibition of artworks, related to the theme of the Geuzenmaand (The works will be on display until 31 March at Museum Vlaardingen and KADE40, during opening hours).
Curator: Frans de Winter
What is Geuzenmaand?
The Geuzenmaand is a a global concept and tribute to people and organisations that oppose dictatorship, discrimination and racism. A beautiful and driven initiative that ensures a historical awareness. The ceremony has modest and honest character that fits the occasion. This event is of great significance for Vlaardingen (The Netherlands) and its surroundings.
22-11-2017
Karmijn | Coolsingel Rotterdam
Happy to share that half year ago I've joined a new art collective Karmijn. All time we were busy with promotion and inviting people to create a great community of artists. At this moment we have more than 40 creative people united.
November 18 we had an opening of the 1st exhibition together at Coolsingle nr. 69, Rotterdam. It was amazing exhibition and I'm proud to be part of it. If you missed it, it is still open till November 30, every Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 till 18:00. Feel free to drop by.
22-08-2017
Packing the sold paintings
Proud to share with you that 3 works of mine have found a new house recently. Together with my assistant we have decided to show you how do we pack the works of art when they are sold and filmed the packing process from the beginning till the end. Now the customer and you can see how it happens and in which condition you will receive the work if you buy it.
Also I would like to thank Simon (customer) for giving us an opportunity to create this.
22-08-2017
Exhibition of collection "Natural"
I was lucky to get an opportunity to present my the newest collection of paintings "Natural" at the great location - in the big church in Overschie (Rotterdam). While the Monuments day in Rotterdam together with the festival "Verwonder Overschie" I participated in a beautiful happening with variety of artists, photographers, performers, dancers.
Thank you, the organisation and everyone who helped out and visited the event!
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