2003

2003

At the same time I was working in my white line paintings, I did a lot of ink drawings. Obviously there was a strong connection between both, which at that time evolved from a pure silhouette to a white line silhouette.
"Red Forest" (ink on paper, 50 x 70 cm).

2003

During a holiday in the South of France I brought along the latest translation of “La Divina Commedia” by Dante. And the temperature (it was hot), was exactly right to create a visual interpretation of the Inferno, except for the fact that I placed Dante's story in a modern day subway. Taking the train to Hell, you could say.
So instead that the Roman poet Virgil showed Dante a path thru hell, it was Dante who showed me that same way as he did before with Virgil.
Canto XVIII: “Look, he answered, you want to go that way?"

2003

Canto XVIII: “A dense stream of travelers moving in opposite directions."

2003

Canto XIX: “I agreed to take a detour to avoid Malebolge Station."

Also the white line concept was very well suited for animation, like in "Adam & Eve".

“Cornfields” (acrylic & oil on artificial fur, 300 x 1000 cm).
That year I was presented with the mother of all challenges. I got the assignment to make a work for the contract room for companies inside a converted ice factory. So I decided to make my biggest fur painting yet. And I pulled it off.
Hell of a work, though!

2003

Another set & poster design, this time for the play "Martino".

2003

"Martino" was roughly based upon the dysfunctional family running the diner carrying that same name.

2003

The concept here was simple, it was a cage.

2003

A cage constructed as a diner with walls made out of several layers of white safety chains, each string about six meters high, at a grand total of 13 km chains.

2003

The idea was that the actors could appear and disappear into the wall as they pleased.

2003

All in all it was a good time for me as an artist.