I started a series about people from everywhere uniting and hanging out, enjoying life in Amsterdam. As belgian in Amsterdam it fascinates me that everyone feels at home in Amsterdam, something which is visually tangible in the Vondelpark
So No better place to sit down with my sketchbook to observe people and draw their connection
Back in my studio, i sketch possible compositions, change, add and replace people until it conveys a story about integration and communication.
I always start with what i see. Then i reduce the background to a colour. But what happens if i change the color? Does the connection continue to exist? To what extent can i discard of detail without loosing the relation between the people. How do i visualise unity with color, form and Rithm. Eventually i needed less and less. Just enough to seduce the viewer to imagine their own story. The Vondelpark for everyone