Masters of Form is a course at the Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam with a focus on form. Whichever way you look at it, everything that surrounds us is form. It is an integral part of our life and so of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, if not the main basis of these fields of study. 20 ‘Masters of Form’ will cut across the curriculum in search of autonomy and everyone’s visual DNA.
I will teach Portrait
Masters of Form is a produced and edited by Bruno Vermeersch, headmaster of Form. — with guestteachers René van Engelenburg Pim Palsgraaf Thijmen van der Steen Fabian Bredt Vibeke Mascini Linda Rusconi Matthijs Munnik Hrsak Lada Aliki van der Kruijs Léon de Lange Woes van Haaften Bart Eysink Smeets Bas Van Beek Jeroen Musch — bij Academie van Bouwkunst.
Starting March 2018 I am one of the four permanent artists and owners of the contemporary art gallery Salon West in Amsterdam-West. In this wonderful space I will show and sell my artworks. Starting April I will also organise and give workshops drawing / painting & portrait. Dates will follow soon.
About Salon West: You will find a wide variety of artworks such as paintings, linocuts, etchings and 3D works. The artists represented by Art Gallery Salon West are well established. The artworks represent a mix of styles to ensure that everyone will find something to their liking. You will find etchings, lithographs, abstract and figurative paintings, photographic works, and art books. The art collection changes regularly by displaying new artworks, guest-artists and juried group exhibitions.
The name gallery Salon West refers to the 17th and 18th century where French artistic academies organised official art exhibitions called salons. In those days paintings were often hung up to the ceilings in a Salon-style, following the example of the exhibitions held by the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
I will be present in the gallery on:
- friday march 23th
- friday march 30th
- saturday april 7th
- saturday may 5th
- friday may 25th
- saturday june 2nd
- friday june 22th
- saturday july 7th
- friday july 27th
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 9 Amsterdam www.salon-west.nl
Laurine: Linda heeft in het portret van mijn oma haar gelijkenis supergoed getroffen. Maar meer nog, ze heeft haar persoonlijkheid weten te vatten. En dat op basis van een foto! Het was ook een hele makkelijke en fijne samenwerking, met tussentijds overleg en duidelijke afspraken.
Fay Smith – The Wolfhound Irish Bar & Kitchen: Fast, professional and very pleasant to deal with. A short explanation and a couple of photos to illustrate the idea were enough for her to translate it into exactly what we had in mind. The painting is now a favourite among staff and customers in our establishment. Highly recommended.