Long ago, in the seventies, I studied Art in the evenings on the Rijks Akademie in Amsterdam. In the daytime I studied psychology. My work as a research psychologist took a great part of my life.
This part of my life intrudes in my recent Art work that can be summarized under the title ‘Figures in an abstract world’. These figures have a symbolical or mythological character. For instance, the swimming figure stands for curiosity, ‘trying to discover’. In my imagination these swimming figures try to discover the complexity of unknown worlds by moving inside these worlds. Sometimes the figures have to dive and sometimes it is better to go with the flow in order to discover. Scientific representations are used freely in order to create artistic images.
My works has been exposed in many European countries (besides the Netherlands), such as Denmark, Sweden and Estonia; Czechoslovakia and Hungary; France, Belgium and Great Britain; Germany and Austria.