My work as a visual artist consists of making large format photographic works by means of self built camera obscuras. In my workshop which has been converted to a camera obscura I make staged compositions. For photographing objects on location I use available structures (such as buildings, sheds or shipping containers) or I use a construction trailer converted to a camera, which I can move around with my tractor. The method enables me to give the image scale/ monumentality and to define the skin of the photograph. I can sit inside the camera and contemplate the projected image before fixing it onto paper. By exposing at nighttime and in negative I force myself to redefine the scene. There is never a 1 to 1 registration of the subject.
In the past two years I developed a method to make large format ceramic reliefs using a camera obscura. Looking at the ceramic works of my father I was struck by parallels between ceramic glazes and the photographic emulsion. I decided to research transferring my photographic visual language to ceramics. This led to the development of The Photographic Hammer. An extremely volatile medium meets the timeless nature of ceramics.



Born 1979 in Gelselaar, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Amsterdam / Zaandam


1997-1999/ 2001-2003 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, free media, Amsterdam, NL
1999-2001 Apprentice at Groot Wesseldijk, historic windmill renovation, Lochem, NL

Exhibitions/ Residencies

(s= solo show, g=group show, co= collaboration, res=residency)

2021 A Story Beyond the Sea, Dutch Ceramics Now, Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea (g)
2020 Hoe = Het nu, ACEC, Apeldoorn, NL & Kunstgemaal, Bronkhorst, NL (g)
2019 Galerie de Witte Voet, Project space BMB, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2018 Galerie de Witte Voet: 1975-2017, Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, NL (g)
2017 Lamium, Museum 5VEP, Arnhem, NL (s)
2017 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea (g)
2017 Ad Hoc IV, Galerie de Witte Voet, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2017 Ad Hoc III, Galerie de Witte Voet, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2017 Solo presentation, Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie de Witte Voet (s)
2016 The Photographic Ceramic Relief, Galerie de Witte Voet, Amsterdam, NL (s)
2016 The mobile Photographic Hammer, BLASt/ Breda Photo, Breda, NL (s)
2016 Triumph of the garden, Shiryaevo Biennale, Samara, Russia (s)
2016 Looking for the Orsa Major (w. Khurtova/ Bourlanges, Xavier Fernández Fuentes), puntWG, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2015 Dead Darlings, Anonymous art auction, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2015 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea (g+res)
2015 De Vitrine, Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam, NL (s)
2013 Het Verboden Landschap, Stichting G.A.N.G. / Suze May Sho, Schaarsbergen, NL (g)
2012 Geheime Bunker, Stichting G.A.N.G., Buitenplaats Koningsweg, Arnhem/ Schaarsbergen, NL (res)
2011 Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale 2011, International Competition (silver prize winner), South Korea (g)
2010 European Ceramic Workcentre, ‘s Hertogenbosch, NL (res)
2010 Transmission – the experimental waitingroom, Cascolab, Apeldoorn, NL (g)
2010 Toegang Vrij, Bergkerk, Deventer, NL (g)
2009 Summer at The Moth, The Moth, Sint-Martens-Voeren, BE (res)
2009 The Silvered Landscape, Portable Artist in Residence, PeerGroup, Allardsoog, NL (res)
2009 Off the Record, Proposal Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2008 Manu’s Soulmates, Jan van Hoof Galerie, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL (g)
2008 Inertia, W139, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2008 When to Pave a Gravel Road, Reinier van Ewijk Projects, Amsterdam, NL (s)
2008 Art Amsterdam, w. Reinier van Ewijk Projects, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2007 Catch and Release, Kunstenlab, Deventer, NL (co w. Toine Klaassen)
2007 Beyond the miracle, Cucosa, Rotterdam, NL (s)
2007 Kabaalkanaal, Havenkwartier, Deventer, NL (g)
2007 Tape, Tempera en Onscherptecirkels (w. F. Konincks/ F. van Rooij), Havenkwartier, Deventer, NL (g)
2006 Discours / No Leitmotiv, Buro Empty, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2005 Kunstrai, w. Buro Empty, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2005 Working period w. Hollaar Fonds subsidy, former Stamacon building, Deventer, NL (s)
2005 Poldermuseum, Andijk, NL (s)
2004 New Photographic Approach, Buro Empty, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2004 Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL (s)
2003 Group show (w. Nickel van Duijvenboden and Etta Säfve), Motive Gallery, Haarlem, NL (g)
2003 Nomination Shell Young Art Award, Shell Research and Technology Centre, Amsterdam, NL (g)
2003 Graduation show (winner Vetterprize + exam stipend Berlage Fonds), Amsterdam, NL (g)
2002 Guidance, Last Edition (w. students Rietveld Academy), Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL (g)

Grants/ Prizes/ Nominations

2018 Creative Industries Fund, NL
2017 Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, NL
2015 Creative Industries Fund, NL
2015 Stokroos Foundation, NL
2012 Provincie Overijssel, NL, =MEER Innovation Award, for The Photographic Hammer
2011 Korea Ceramic Foundation, Silver Prize, International Competion at Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale, South Korea
2011 Hollaar Fonds, Deventer, NL, travel grant
2010 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL, contribution to working budget
2010 Hollaar Fonds, Deventer, NL, contribution to installation ceramic kiln
2008 Hollaar Fonds, Deventer, NL, contribution to designing/building a new paper developing machine
2005 Hollaar Fonds, Deventer, NL, contribution working period
2003 Nomination Shell Young Art Award
2003 Berlage Fonds, Amsterdam, NL, exam stipend

Work in collection of

Korea Ceramic Foundation, South Korea
Movares, Utrecht, NL


2016 Parool: Edo Dijksterhuis on ‘The Photographic Ceramic Relief’ at Galerie de Witte Voet
2016 Presentation at De Donkere Kamer Rotterdam #8, Nederlands Fotomuseum
2014 kM Magazine, article ‘Fotograferen met een hamer’, by Harald Schole
2012 Mt. Figure, Issue #2: Illusion
2011 Mister Motley, article on my work by Evaline Losse
2009 Sjef Meijman: on ‘The Silvered Landscape’
2009 Joep van Ruiten on www.woestenledig.com: review of ‘The Silvered Landscape’
2009 Hans Aarsman/ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Catalogue ‘Off the Record, Proposal Municipal Art Acquisitions’
2007 Elise van der Linden/ Deventer Television: interview
2007 Tubelight: on ‘Catch and Release’
2007 De Stentor: on ‘Catch and Release’
2007 Deventer Television: on ‘Catch and Release’

Curatorial work

2009 Curator of exhibition ‘1 van x’ by Mathijs Lieshout, Havenkwartier Deventer NL
2008 Curator of exhibition ‘Oranje hoop’ by Tonio de Roover, Havenkwartier Deventer NL
2008 Curator of exhibition ‘IJsbeer van autobanden’ by Abel Heijkamp, Havenkwartier Deventer NL
2008 Curator of exhibition ‘Blackbird Sunset’ by Frank Konincks, Havenkwartier Deventer NL