There are a number of techniques I find interesting, although I like working with paper the best and also I prefer working with a limited palette of colors, mainly black and white because with those two you can basically express anything in the strongest contrast. I'm a generalist and besides working in paper I design and sew clothes and hats, I write short stories and novels. On Twitter I regularly post small projects like snippets of text or photos. In any case I try to find borders, mostly in material but also in what I can achieve, in which I often discover there's more possible than I think, there's so much more to unravel, there are more ways to show people my inner world where I live.
Born in 1974 in Groningen and as soon as I could moved to Amsterdam
(1994-1997) Fine art - Goldsmithry Amsterdam
(2005-2008) University of Amsterdam; Bachelor Media & Culture
(2008-2009) University of Amsterdam; Master New Media
Furthermore I'm mostly self-educated, I took some short courses like: oil painting, model drawing, making shoes, sewing and draping.
The materials I like the most are thin and flexible materials in which I can cut and I can fold, like paper, leather, fabric, or artificial paper like tyvek. Although I like traditional papercuts I also cut more abstract works like my barcode portraits which suggest a lot of grey tones.
Since 2009 I am conducting sewing courses to small groups of enthusiastic students. I still have room for more, please contact me if you're interested or check my website www.vuurpapier.nl for more information.
I also like to teach others the basics of papercutting, how to translate ideas into paper with scissors and/or a knife.