Your location: Amsterdam
What is usually people's reaction to your pop culture mash-ups, and why do you enjoy making these amazing artworks?
I get a lot of positive reactions, especially from outside of The Netherlands. For some reason it's not that big a deal over here yet. It seems like the imagery I use in my work gets recognized, but doesn't draw the same type of response as it does in other countries. I feel that this branch of pop culture just never was as a big a part of Dutch culture as it has in other places on this planet.
In my work I try to blend two recognizable icons of popular culture. This results in a whole new image that's recognizable, but is something completely new and able to stand on its own as more than just the sum of two parts. I particularly enjoy the research, and finding out how I can bring different shapes, forms and emotions together in one new image
What are your thoughts/experiences about the medium of the paste-up?
I actually have no experience with Paste Ups, but I love the medium. It's an amazing way to transform a wall or object into something completely different, with whatever (street)art you desire. There's no limit in shape, subject or size. It's something I might try to get into in 2016.
Tell us about your studio/where you make your art.
I recently started sharing a studio with Amsterdam based painter Sit (http://www.sitnie.com). It's a great space that allows me to work on larger pieces. At home I have a small desk where I develop concepts for new works and create some of my smaller pieces.
What will you be sending us for this year's PASTE MODERNISM?
There's three thing: first there's the Marge Monster, it's one of my first and most recognizable works. Secondly, de EVOLOVE, which is not as well know as some of my other stuff but it's a piece I'm really proud of. Last but not least there's The Hand. It's a brand new piece, and it introduces a more conceptual style that I'm hoping to continue to develop in 2016.
What other projects/exhibitions/events are coming up for you soon?
I have nothing in the works right now, besides Paste Modernism of course. In the next few months I'm going to focus on creating larger works, which is a new chapter for me. I also have plans to publish a book, featuring the mash up designs I did for Stupid Krap. Besides all that, I'm constantly working on perfecting and innovating my style and continue to do what I love.