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during my study time. So, for six years I tried to be more conceptual, rational, philosophical and inventive; a bit more “man”. It took me several years after graduation to feel confident enough to do what I want to do and to make what I want to make. Important to say is that I also learned a lot by being “forced” to create something outside of my so called “comfortzone”. But one advice I would like to give: don’t deny someone’s origin to make it fit to the blueprint. Louise Bourgeois, Bjork and Paul Mccarthy are the most inspiring artist for me; I take them as a lead. All three of them create public dream/nightmare-like sphere’s in their own way, which gives me confidence when making my own art. Louise Bourgeois’s installations are “also” worlds you can step into. She is “speaking” about the same theme’s and issues I “speak” about. She is not afraid to show symbols and references, which, in my experience, isn’t always appreciated in modern art. Bjork’s soundscapes are “emotional landscapes”. She does not feel obliged to work with chorus and verses, she isn’t afraid to go against the grain. Sometimes you need to listen more than ten times to get her music. Her world is spherical en poetic, beside the fact she wears fantastic costumes and works with amazing video artists like Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze. I love the fact you need to take a bit of time to “get” her work, to step in to her world, to surrender. And Paul Mccarthy is so brutal; in the size of his work, colour, sound, he is violent. He pukes sperm, saliva and blood

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over humanity; and the viewer takes it. I love the absurd, colourful and still playful world you are put into. After I had seen Paul Mccarthy work, I dared to make the video L'après-midi d'un faune (edited on the music from Le sacre du printemps; both pieces of Ballet Russes). I shot this video at a dentist practice, with a dentist, a vet, a faun and a lot

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Peripheral ARTeries // Contemporary Art Review // Special Edition  

Contemporary art review, featuring Andrea Riba • Gerdi Möller-Jansen • Valentin Gonzalez • Esther De Vlam • Marcel Harrison • Michaela Macph...

Peripheral ARTeries // Contemporary Art Review // Special Edition  

Contemporary art review, featuring Andrea Riba • Gerdi Möller-Jansen • Valentin Gonzalez • Esther De Vlam • Marcel Harrison • Michaela Macph...

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