As a child I grew up between packages and price tags due to the fact my parents own their own toy store. Ever since I was little I have always been attracted by the colors and the designs of the products and how they can hypnotise you to need that specific item. As I got older I started noticing this attraction in other stores too but mainly in supermarkets. In recent years I have developed a great interest in psychology, sociology and philosophy about consumerism, but also interests in gastronomy, nutrition and food psychology.
Sam Francis was born in San Mateo, California, the son of Katherine Lewis Francis and Samuel Augustus Francis Sr. The death of his mother in 1935, who had encouraged his interest in music affected him deeply, but he later developed a strong bond with his stepmother, Virginia Peterson Francis. He attended San Mateo High School in the early 1940s
Eline de Jonge, painter, works in New York and Amsterdam. Graduate of HKU (Utrecht) and the Art Students League N.Y. Solo shows in New York, Shanghai, Mexico City, Geneva. (Inter)national art fairs like PAN Amsterdam, Art Miami Context, Art Basel Scope. In private and corporate collections like the Four Seasons hotels, AON, Loyens & Loeff, head court room Amsterdam and the Clinton Foundation. Works frequently on commission.
Bruce Riley was born in the American mid west mid twentieth century. Growing up on the outskirts of Cincinnati. He spent a lot of time making stuff and exploring the woods. Making art is some of his earliest memories.
Arjan van Arendonk ( 31-7-1957 ) works en lives in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Tijdens de opleiding aan de Rijksacademie in Amsterdam ontmoette Karel Appel in de jaren 1940-1943 Corneille. Ze besloten om in 1946 met elkaar naar Luik te af te reizen en daar in 1947 te exposeren. Ook maakte zij een reis naar Parijs en bij terugkeer maakten ze kennis met Constant. In 1948 exposeerden zij alle drie samen in Amsterdam.
Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Best known for his 1960s series “Great American nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera.
Artist Walasse Ting, through various wanderings, ended up in Paris in 1952, where he encountered Cobra painters such as Karel Appel and Asger Jorn.
Isabelle Scheltjens has been interested in art since she was young. She studied at SISA, the Antwerp City Institute for Decorative Arts and Crafts.
Kees Salentijn’s work is characterized by diversity. According to himself, one means is not necessarily better than the other in art, as long as it is used correctly. One day Salentijn works figuratively classical or expressively abstract. The other day again childishly naive.