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Artist Statement

Artist Statement

My paintings portray the emotions of a generation that seems to have trouble finding a tangible form of hope. A generation that is losing grip on its future despite its... Read More

'Finding the Switch'

Dialogue Interieur 'What's up?' -'I cannot stand the darkness any longer.' 'Why don't you switch on the light?' -'I tried. I cannot find the switch.' 'I have been looking for... Read More
'Finding the Switch'
Poem | She & Me

Poem | She & Me

She,  She carries around a funny soul with sorrows made of feathers and happiness floating like paper balloons on summer breezes.  Me,  I like to fill happiness with unbearable weight... Read More

'PROPAGANDA | Jubileum Editie'

Bundled Short Stories, Poetry and Paintings (Dutch)   E-Book € 4,99Direct Download KINDLE Ebook Version by AmazonFull-Color Hardcover € 35,-€35,00 ex. VAT and shipping from the U.S. (total delivery to... Read More
'PROPAGANDA | Jubileum Editie'
Opinie | 'Wij zijn de Media'

Opinie | 'Wij zijn de Media'

Het was tijdens een momenteel vrij klassieke discussie in een besloten Facebookgroep over vooral New Age en esoterie dat de hoofredacteur van De Andere Krant Sander Compagner en ik elkaar... Read More

The soul of a painting

A reflection 'When painting, I try to search without finding. Because what has already been said is far less interesting than what is yet to be told.' Painting, to me,... Read More
The soul of a painting
'Spoetnik One'

'Spoetnik One'

Spoetnik One represents my first attempt to reach for the moon.An attempt which ultimately led to a horrible Burn-Out.Promises I had believed in like the one that hard labor, loyalty, and... Read More

Poem | 'Heal the Witch Wound'

Sometimes it’s better to fight your saintsand get roaringly drunk with your demons. Devils can teach you the humblenessholy men like to hide their arrogance in. Light is found in... Read More
Poem | 'Heal the Witch Wound'
The Great Depression 2015 - 2019

The Great Depression 2015 - 2019

'To Hell and Back'Although the journey had covered more than a million miles already, the way left undiscovered was the one leading within. Heavily overworked and underpaid. That's how I... Read More

'Art is a War Worth Fighting'

Many times people ask me. 'Alex, isn't it great that, after coming home from your hard and disturbing work in some war-stricken country, you can just relax and paint?'  ... Read More
'Art is a War Worth Fighting'