20 year old art student from the land o' Haggis and Gingers

artchipel:

Chris Berens (Netherlands)

Chris Berens grew up near the historic Netherlands city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, steeped in the atmosphere exalted by painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. From an early age, he was immersed in his own inner world, a luminous realm inhabited by enigmatic characters and menageries of strange, compelling creatures. After studying illustration at the Academy of Art and Design in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, he retired to an abandoned building near his hometown and proceeded to teach himself the techniques of the Old Masters, consumed with a desire to document the wondrous narrative unfolding within him. Eventually he set aside his oil paints and began experimenting with drawing inks, a fluid medium which allowed greater flexibility than oils, as well as spectacular distortion effects reminiscent of the view through an ancient handmade lens. When he was able to depict his visions with some degree of accuracy, he moved to Amsterdam, and in 2005 began exhibiting at the venerable Jaski Gallery. After four successful shows in Amsterdam, he released the book 2239, and then moved on to conquer the New World. His 2008 American debut, “Go West,” followed the shambolic journey of his internal universe across the North Pole to the show’s venue in Seattle. Since then, Berens has continued to paint with a passionate fervor, resulting in a remarkable evolution in his technique and three more triumphal exhibitions. In his most recent work, he wraps his visionary mythology around an epic saga about the arrival of his first child, Emma Leeuwenhart. (written by Amanda Erlanson)

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when you think your cramps are finished but then

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10 ESSENTIALS
NORMAN REEDUS
1. Francis Francis espresso machine -
"I like to drink my coffee in my Sean Patrick Flanery coffee cup"
2.Kiehl's original musk -
"I hug a lot of people, I'm kind of a hugger"
3. Vacuum robot -
"It just cleans my whole floor"
4. Fuji X20 -
"Get the one you want to hold the most"
5. 45 rpm records -
"I like the artwork on them, I like to collect them and play with them"
6. South Park -
"I'd watch the South Park until my life ending"
7. Boob pillow -
"It's awesome 'cause you can take it on the plane"
8. Ray-Bans -
"It's nice to hide behind sunglasses sometimes"
9. Triumph Scrambler -
"Covered in blood, riding the bike home, which gets a lot of weird looks"
10. Bunny slippers -
"Because everybody needs bunny slippers"

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3 days ago

exhibition-ism:

Swooning over the city-scapes from San Francisco based painter Jeremy Mann

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when i was younger, i used to draw the sun in the corner of the paper every time. 

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