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Trip to China

A visit to Xiamen, China, June 2018.

 

Chinese Lobby, oil on canvas, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

A visit to China

End of May 2018 I travel to China for a visit to my artist-friend Tanja Smit who has been working there for 3 months as artist in residence at CEAC in Xiamen, China.  At the same time I regard my visit as an introduction to China and in which I have the intention to do research to see if there could be connections to my own work for a possible future artist residency also.

My visit is only two weeks, so very limited in time, but long enough to get fascinated by the complexity of China, in both it’s rich cultural history and it’s overwhelming current reality. Mainly staying in Xiamen, a vibrant large city situated on the seaside of the South-Chinese sea. Last week some short trips. One day travelling to Gulanyou, a small island next to Xiamen, proclaimed as world heritage area, so packed with tourists, interesting for it’s colonial architecture and history. Then a two days trip into mainland countryside in a bus filled with Chinese people for a visit to the ‘tulou’ in Fujian region also known as Hakka-houses. Impressive landscapes and fascinating architecture and taking part in typical Chinese tea-parties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Act of Presence, oil on canvas, 2018

Citizen K.

Citizen K., oil on canvas, 2018

Another Utopia

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Another Utopia, oil on canvas, 144 x 175 cm, 2018

ACT OF PRESENCE

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Act of Presence, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm, 2018

 

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Fightclub, oil on canvas, 144 x 173 cm, 2017

Portrait of Anthony Perkins as Joseph K.

Portrait of Anthony Perkins as Joseph K., oil/canvas, 160 x 120 cm, 2017

 

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