IBB Curaçao

From September 2, 2021, we report on our stay (until the end of December) in Curaçao at the Instituto Buena Bista, a residency abroad supported by the Mondriaan Fund.It will be an exploration of art, education, and nature. 3 Feb The students join for a goodbye cake. We lingered some weeks longer on Curacao to […]

200810 Vuilnisgebaar

Whilst Ivar is busy, a recycler comes by, investigating a lot of stuff on the other side of the container.

190719 Somalgors74

This summer we use paper pencil and some water to do a series of experiments with drawing cow grazing patterns

180525 – Still

In het leven van ieder maisveld (er van uitgaand dat dat één groeiseizoen behelst) is er die dag dat de kiemplanten hoog genoeg zijn om het licht te vangen. Ik zie de richting, route, beweging van het inzaaien plaatsvinden. Een stille machine die nogmaals over het land rijdt.

180509 – zand

Uitgeblust op de bank gezegen viel mijn oog, na een half uurtje wezenloos het gebladerte gestaard te hebben, op een eekhoorn.

171007 – Philadelphia revisited

In front of her cooking books, she saved the wrapper we left on the doorstep of all the houses on the day of the unveiling, in her kitchen. Three years after.

160517 – Vondelpark encounter

Last Tuesday we met poet Sjaak Kroes in the Vondelpark by chance. He was offering a “pay what you wish” poetry session, an opportunity not to be missed. We requested a poem having to do with the theme of our work. Please join us in savouring the result:

160309 – organizing stuff

Ik probeer een nieuwe manier van opruimen uit in de studio. Rustig midden tussen de spullen gaan staan en wachten tot één van hen, luid en duidelijk, tot mij spreekt: “Ik wil naar deze doos / la / map / vuilnisbak”. Zo vond ik een stapel opdrachtkaartjes die we jaren geleden maakten voor een workshop. […]

160302 – From Bits to Paper, Cardboard and ABS – Residency Strasbourg

Ivar is in Strasbourg, at Le Shadok already for some weeks now. Esther stayed in Amsterdam. Both are working on this new project. Working together long distance, Amsterdam-Strasbourg has worked out, despite of  some hurdles along the way, it landed safe. Esther will join Friday, to be part of the opening on March 8. Whoever […]

151112-New work in the making

Just arrived from the lab, prints with new work for the upcoming exhibition. Still wrapped in semi transparent clothing. Unwrapped on view from 28 November on at Rento Brattinga | Gallery

151103-Laser engraving/contemporary etchings

Today we worked with Victor Spits at IDlaser, realizing a series of 8 laser etchings for our upcoming show at Rento Brattinga|Galerie (save the date / opening reception on November 28) Amazing people to work with.   [vimeo width=”700″ height=”450″]https://vimeo.com/144601067[/vimeo] Using light as ink        

151005-Art and Astronomy

We took down Spiral Drawing Sunrise in Leiden today, that was nominated for The Art and Astronomy Award of the KNAW, giving me the opportunity to shoot some documentation after the end of the exhibition.


Studio visit with Rento Brattinga and Nicole Dudok thoroughly discussing the new work that we made in the US.

150104-Hear the Land and the Sea

The idea was simple: The humans ears are about 20 cm apart. How will our experience of the landscape change once we enlarge that distance to be 6 meters? Would this make us hear like a giant? What do we hear, when we listen to the sea and the land once we construct for ourselves […]

Rainy weather

This is our studio while we are working in Philly. Nice view on busy (and rainy yesterday) Market Street. Best place to be working, inspiring maker-space in west-Philly!