Do you see just lines, spots or text in these portraits? From a distance a face or situation can be seen, from a greater distance more is visible to discover. All lines are cut, so it's not a graphic design, it's a papercut. You can also commission me to cut your portrait.

dated 2004 until 2019 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Self portrait with collar

Self portrait with collar

2019

Cut from black paper and painted with differant layers of spray paint.

Let The Right One In

Let The Right One In

2018

Cut and torn self portrait, behind bars.

The Coach

The Coach

2018

Cut portrait from black origami paper

The Artist II

The Artist II

2018

Portrait cut from black origami paper

Despair

Despair

2018

Cut and torn, espacially torn as the world is being torn apart

Hillary II

Hillary II

2017

Cut (scissors and knife) barcode portrait of Hillary Clinton from tyvek, with subtitle 'Big mother is watching', inspired by video below.

Hillary I

Hillary I

2017

Cut (scissors and knife) portrait of Hillary Clinton

The sportswoman

The sportswoman

2017

Portrait cut with scissors and knife, also torn paper. Text by Nick Mulvey.

The Painter II

The Painter II

2017

Portrait cut from tyvek with knife and scissors

Hello?

Hello?

2017

Portrait cut from white tyvek

The Painter

The Painter

2017

Cut (surgical scissors and knife) and torn portrait of Pablo Picasso out of black origami paper.

The Artist

The Artist

2017

Portrait cut and torn out of multiple layers of paper.

The Author

The Author

2016

Cut with scissors and knife and also torn. Letter portrait of multiple layers of paper. In the center you can read the following (Dutch) poem: zonder aarzeling, stap jij door je spiegelbeeld: nogmaals herboren.

The poet

The poet

2016

Papercut letter portrait, cut and torn in black and grey origami paper. The text is a Dutch haiku.

Barcode Beatrix

Barcode Beatrix

2013

In this papercutting you can find three portraits of the Dutch queen mother, one from the front, anothe other from the side, and a piece of her finger print in the shape of the lines. 

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

2013

Portrait of Nina Simone, cut from white paper and painted black. Inspired by one of her LP covers.

Willem-Alexander

Willem-Alexander

2013

Barcode portrait of the Dutch king, en face and en profil.

Vengeance of the Birds

Vengeance of the Birds

2013

Papercut of woman under attack by birds, cut from tyvek.

Self portrait III

Self portrait III

2006

Distorted self portrait, preselected in a contest for an exhibition in the Boijmans museum in Rotterdam, please check Bregjes rondleidingen. Memories are being distorted by time, therefore this image of me is distorted.

Barcode sculpture

Barcode sculpture

2008

This foam sculpture is the next step after my 2D portraits. It's just a barcode seen from the sides, but much more than just a barcode because it's also a portrait. It looks like there are many shades of grey in this work, but it's an optical illusion.

Liz

Liz

2004

Distorted face of Elizabeth Taylor which looks more like Lady Penelope (Thunderbirds). Inspired on multiple pictures.

Lady Penelope

Lady Penelope

2004

Distorted portrait of 'Anneke', which looks like Lady Penelope of the Thunderbirds (tv series).

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

2004

Cut after the famous portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

2004

Sophia Loren when she was still young. Available as print on canvas for € 250 (25 x 55 cm). Inspired by multiple photos.

Double Kim

Double Kim

2004

Portrait of and for a great friend, cut after making photos of each other.

Lonely boy

Lonely boy

2004

Crying boy (after popular Dutch painting).

Sharbat Gula

Sharbat Gula

2004

Cut portrait inspired by the famous Afghani girl (with permission of Steve McCurry).