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.





Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele




Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele




Freelance assignment from Belgian artist/theatre maker Benjamin Verdonck

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



Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele




Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele




Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele




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



Prop maker Bayreuther Festspiele




Opera festival assistant prop department, Bavarian state opera Munich

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



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

  • Deidamia (Opera)



temporary substitute employee prop department, Bavarian state opera Munich




Opera festival assistant prop department, Bavarian state opera Munich

  • Make No Noise (Opera) – Operafestival pavilion



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



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

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






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




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




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




Restauration- and decoration painters degree, NIMETO Utrecht Netherlands