Monday, November 21, 2011


'21st Century Neoclassicism (Have A Nice Day!)' (2011)

foreground: '20th Century Nostalgia (Pall Mall)' (2011)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


'21st Century Nostalgia (YouTube)' (2011)

Yesterday I presented a new work for De Aanschouw.

De Aanschouw (trans. The Observation) is an old bulletin board on the outside of a pub, now transformed into a street gallery. Every week there is a new exhibition and the exhibitions are changed every friday night at half past nine in the evening, beers in hand.

I decided to use a clear image for street presentation. A contemporary image that is already in the collective memory but taken out of context: the YouTube logo, translated in a 3D pixeled sculpture/relief.

The YouTube logo is almost strictly confined to the internet screen. Putting it in the street and within the context of an 'art' presentation, questions about our viewing habits and recognition arise.

The pixeled sculptures I make originate in the principle of censorship, either positive or negative. In my recent work I am using the pixeled image also for showing phenomena in our surroundings that are bound to change or disappear (or already have done so).
Pixelation can be seen as a transformative stage of the slowly dissolving image, already blurred in eye and mind.

Although at the moment YouTube is one of the most popular and influential media we can almost be certain that in a not too far future, probably within a few decades, it will be a thing of the past.

It is intriguing to wonder what archeologists of the far future will dig up as visual remnants of the digital age!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dice Men

Yes, we're finally here: the Liberty Roulette 'Dice Men (2011)' !

... and we are about 1 ft tall.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Romance & Cigarettes, Part Deux

Smell-o-sculpture: "Art-Freshner (Romanticism)", 2011 - paper, board, string, tobacco smoke scent - 55x32 cm

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Duo-exhibition/installation by 'Les Pauls': artist/photographer Paul Posse and me (Paul van den Hout).

On show until July 24th, 2011 at Rotabs, Zaagmolenkade 46, Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Shoulder to shoulder

Duo-expo with renowned photographer Paul Posse coming up @ Rotabs as part of Route Du Nord in Rotterdam. The exhibition will be called "Les Pauls/Les Épauls". Route du Nord will be from 24 - 26 June.

Catch phrase: Jeans & Cigarettes

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Get a free copy of your Papierschnittwunde-poster at the Contemporary Art Centre in New Orleans !
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Rock & Roll Pilgrim Father

Embarking on a Pilgrimage soon. Starting from Delfshaven. Destination: the craddle of the great American art form of Rock & Roll (Memphis/New Orleans).

In 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers left Holland - after having fled England as religious Separatists - to cross the Atlantic. During their voyage they wrote the Mayflower Compact, rules for the first self-reigning colony in the New World, now viewed upon as the root of independent democrazy of the United States of Rock & Roll.