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Non Nobis Solum Sed Toti Mundo Nati (Cicero)

Non Nobis Solum Sed Toti Mundo Nati (Cicero)

Not for ourselves alone are we born but for the whole world (Cicero).

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


The Anthropocene Paradox

The Anthropocene Paradox

The anthropocene is a new and informal geologic term used to indicate an epoch when human behavior had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. It may be considered with the start of the industrial revolution (late eighteenth century) and has been growing ever since. It indicates a time frame where the collective impact of our species on wild life, atmosphere, minerals,.. is obvious and massive. The term was first used in 2000 by Paul Crutzen.

At the same time, feel fewer and fewer individuals themselves capable to modify their reality and feel unable to influence their surroundings.

This is called the anthropocene paradox.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


The Secret

The Secret

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Free

Free

So you want to be free to live your life the way you wanna be.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2014


Although I search myself, it is always someone else I see

Although I search myself, it is always someone else I see

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm


(no title)

(no title)

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


Caution! Objects in the mirror may appear closer than they are

Caution! Objects in the mirror may appear closer than they are

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


Folie à Deux (The Lovers)

Folie à Deux (The Lovers)

'Folie à Deux' or induced delusional disorder is a mental illness. The disorder occurs in people who have a relationship or close ties with someone who has already psychotic symptoms. This latter, generally dominant person is called the primary case or inductor. Typically, the patient takes the issues of the inductor over. He or she claims to suffer similar psychotic symptoms.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2014


Eau de Cologne 01/01/2016

Eau de Cologne 01/01/2016

A total of 838 people have filed criminal complaints committed during the new year’s eve in Cologne. Organized groups of men sexually assaulted dozens of women in Cologne. 497 women claiming sexual assault. When including crimes from all of the major cities in Germany the complaint figure is said to almost top 1,000. The offenders were mainly refugees from Morocco, Tunisia and Syria.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2016


The Method

The Method

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

'Forbidden fruit' is a drawing with a religious content. It is a direct reference to the book 'Genesis' and the tale of Adam and Eva.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Bjarne Riis

Bjarne Riis

Bjarne Riis a Danish cycling legend won the Tour de France in 1996. Although an obscene amount of performance enhancing drugs were found in his blood, he initially denied the use of them. Eleven years after winning the Tour he called for a press conference and confessed. The drawing is a metaphor for the strong denial capability of the human psyche.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Burggraaf Alfons Verplaetse (K.B. 26/04/1999)

Burggraaf Alfons Verplaetse (K.B. 26/04/1999)

Believe in yourself.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2018


Tung Chee Wha

Tung Chee Wha

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


MAO

MAO

Murder All Over.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


The Deal

The Deal

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Big Mouth

Big Mouth

Pencil drawing + /- 70 by 60 cm

Created: 2019


The Jewel

The Jewel

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


EBO

EBO

Epidemic Base Outfit (EBO).

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Finger designed to push the button.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Fetish

Fetish

"Fetish" is based on a photograph by Benoit Méléard.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


Selfie

Selfie

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2018


Habibi

Habibi

Pencil drawing +/- 70 by 60 cm

Created: 2016


Fly the Flag

Fly the Flag

Fly the Flag means: "To stand up for, support, or defend someone or something".

In metaphorical use it means standing up for your own identity.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2008


Esse Est Percipi

Esse Est Percipi

"Esse est percipi" or "To be is to be perceived" is a term used by George Berkeley, an 18th-century Anglo-Irish philosopher. His theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers, and as a result cannot exist without being perceived.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2016


The Promise

The Promise

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2018


No

No

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


The Resistance

The Resistance

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


Goodbye

Goodbye

"Goodbey" is based on a picture taken at the start of WWll . A RAF pilot says goodbye to his girlfriend and goes off to war. He will never return. Saying goodbye is ambiguous, leaving the “old” for something “new”. At the end we all must say goodbye.

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


The Good Friends

The Good Friends

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2017


The Dunning Kruger Effect

The Dunning Kruger Effect

Equal idiots.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2017


Standing On A Corner

Standing On A Corner

Standing on corner, suitcase in my hand.

I just don’t know where I’m going.

 

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2016


Investigation

Investigation

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


The Thin White Duke

The Thin White Duke

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


(no title)

(no title)

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2017


(no title)

(no title)

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2016


(no title)

(no title)

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2016


The Anthropocene Paradox 2

The Anthropocene Paradox 2

The anthropocene is a new and informal geologic term used to indicate an epoch when human behavior had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. It may be considered with the start of the industrial revolution (late eighteenth century) and has been growing ever since. It indicates a time frame where the collective impact of our species on wild life, atmosphere, minerals,.. is obvious and massive. The term was first used in 2000 by Paul Crutzen.

At the same time, feel fewer and fewer individuals themselves capable to modify their reality and feel unable to influence their surroundings.

This is called the anthropocene paradox.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


The Art Guide

The Art Guide

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


Hercules

Hercules

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2017


Madressa Islamiyah

Madressa Islamiyah

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Recognize yourself in a He and a She who is not like You and Me (Carlos Fuentes)

Recognize yourself in a He and a She who is not like You and Me (Carlos Fuentes)

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60cm

Created: 2020


The Claw

The Claw

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2010


The Dreamer

The Dreamer

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2017


The Wound

The Wound

I hold the pain, release me.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2016


Heel of Achilles

Heel of Achilles

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Mahdi

Mahdi

The Islamic term “Mahdi” does not occur in the Quran. It is derived from the Arabic root h-d-y, commonly used to mean "divine guidance". The Mahdi will appear before the Day of Judgment and rid the world of evil. In most traditions, the Mahdi will arrive with 'Isa (Jesus) to defeat "the false Messiah", or Antichrist. Although the concept of a Mahdi is not an essential doctrine in Sunni Islam, it is popular among both Sunni and Shia Muslims. Both agree that he will rule over Muslims and establish justice.

The person depicted in the “Mahdi” is Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian academic and researcher who was sentenced to death for allegedly spying in Iran. He is a medical doctor and lecturer at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He was also a visiting professor at Belgium's Free University of Brussels. He was arrested while visiting Iran in April 2016 and convicted for spying for the Mossad. He had earlier confessed on Iranian State Television for spying on behalf of Israel. Amnesty International stated however that the confession was taken under duress. Intense torture techniques were applied to make him admit false confessions. Iran confirmed the death penalty against Ahmadreza Djalali in early February 2018.

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


Nexus 2

Nexus 2

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2018


Dance Performance for Steve Reich

Dance Performance for Steve Reich

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2018


The Contractor

The Contractor

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2017


Titibhasana - B

Titibhasana - B

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2013


Me, myself and I

Me, myself and I

Self portrait.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2015


(no title)

(no title)

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


Forces

Forces

Pencil drawing + /- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2009


Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2019


Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


Starting an uncomfortable silence

Starting an uncomfortable silence

Pencil drawing +/- 70 by 60 cm

Created: 2020


Maintaining an Uncomfortable Silence

Maintaining an Uncomfortable Silence

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm


Breaking an uncomfortable silence

Breaking an uncomfortable silence

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2018


Love is blind

Love is blind

Pencil drawing + /- 70 by 60cm

Created: 2019


I Am Because We Are

I Am Because We Are

Pencil drawing +/- 70 by 60 cm

Created: 2019


I do not want boring conversations

I do not want boring conversations

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2020


Dissipative Structure

Dissipative Structure

A “Dissipative Structure” is characterized by the spontaneous appearance of symmetry breaking the formation of complex, sometimes chaotic, structures. It is related to chaos theory (a bundle of smoke for example). The term dissipative structure was invented by Russian-Belgian physical chemist Ilya Prigogine, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1977 for his pioneering work on these structures.

Pencil drawing +/- 70 x 60 cm

Created: 2014


 

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