About

Born in Amsterdam, 1989


Theatrics are my motivation for the creation, conception, and (assigned) development of objects. Small or large sized, with all kind of materials, direct or indirect: the love for the mise-en-scène is always present.

The model is an important tool which empowers me to understand the idea of the “picture”. An extract, a snap-shot in time and space. It becomes an object, a “still”.

Themes and sources of inspiration are just as various as the projects: In the visual arts this is by means of paintings, sculptures, design, motion pictures, architecture, graphics and comics. Ranging from Pop-Art, to Surrealism and the New Objectivity. From Kurt Schwitters, to Claes Oldenburg and El Lissitzky. Diverse and extensive.

Day-to-day observations, history and contemporary events are equally important to me. I seek to absorb as much as possible, to accumulate as much information as possible. Both mentally and physically.

The experience in – and love for – the world of theater and opera have shaped and intensified my artistic language.

So does the interest in different materials and it’s structures: Styrofoam, cardboard, wood, metal, paint, etc. Achieving a object based solution through the usage of materials yields personal joy. Knowledge about materials is essential for the presentation and physical expression of the object. It has impact on ambience, presence and plasticity. This is what I’m always striving for, consciously and onconsciously; to let materials tell the story in the form of an object.

Berufspraxis

 

05.07.19-31.08.19

 

Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele

 

22.06.18-29.08.18

 

Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele

 

18.11.17-22.12.17

 

Freelance assignment from Belgian artist/theatre maker Benjamin Verdonck

  • Liedje voor Gigi (Theatre production) – Bourla Schouwburg Antwerpen
 

26.06.17-22.07.17

 

Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele

 

16.06.16-17.07.16

 

Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele

 

12.06.15-28.08.15

 

Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele

 

26.05.14-31.07.14

 

Opera festival assistant prop department, Bavarian state opera Munich

  • Das Mädchen und der Messerwerfer/Le Sacre du Printemps (Ballet) – Reithalle
  • Die Flut (Performance) – Reithalle
  • Hiob (Opera) – Reithalle
 

15.07.13-31.07.13

 

Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele

 

28.05.12-31.07.12

 

Opera festival assistant prop department, Bavarian state opera Munich

  • Hacking Wagner (Performance) – Haus der Kunst
  • Das schlaue Füchslein (Children’s opera) – Cuvilliés Theater
 

23.01.12-02.03.12

 

Support employee for millinery and dye department, National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam

  • Deidamia (Opera)
 

07.12.11-07.01.12

 

temporary substitute employee prop department, Bavarian state opera Munich

 

06.06.11-31.07.11

 

Opera festival assistant prop department, Bavarian state opera Munich

  • Make No Noise (Opera) – Operafestival pavilion
 

13.09.10-15.01.11

 

Apprenticeship NIMETO: Prop department Bavarian state opera Munich

  • Rothschilds Geige/Die Entscheidung/Herzland (Opera) – Marstall theatre
  • Nepomuks Nacht (Children’s opera) – State opera
  • Rusalka (Opera) – State opera
 

27.04.09-24.06.09

 

Apprenticeship NIMETO: Set painting department, National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam

  • Carmen (Opera)
  • Adam in ballingschap (Opera) – Stadsschouwburg

 

Studien

 

2018-2019

 

Master’s degree Sculpture/ Fine Arts, Royal academy of fine arts Antwerp Belgium

 

2014-2018

 

Bachelor’s degree Sculpture/Fine arts, Royal academy of fine arts Antwerp Belgium

 

2012-2014

 

first year diploma (Propedeuse) Fine arts, Willem de Kooning art academy Rotterdam Netherlands

 

2008-2011

 

Restauration- and decoration painters degree, NIMETO Utrecht Netherlands