Sunday, December 1, 2013

Unidentified Censored Object

'Unidentified Censored Object (Pixelated Lost Soul)' (2013)
Visualization for next project, spring 2014.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Overtaken by the Future

In some of my work I speculate on 'hot' phenomena to dissolve and disappear in the future; for example we all know YouTube isn't going to last forever.

Some phenomena disappear quicker then expected.

The work titled '20th Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)' combined a very 20th century phenomenon with an image very much part of 'now'. That 'now' will definitely be part of histroy soon.

Slapstick can not be seen apart from the first era of motion picture history. Although it is still very popular in contemporary comedy, slapstick will always be associated with the movies from the 1920's and 30's.

At this moment most of us use Facebook as a social tool. We all use the 'like' button several times a day, but the famous 'thumbs up' will disappear in the near future. An icon will disappear, as most of the Facebook users associate the 'thumb' and 'like'.

The work titled '20th Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)' in consequence should be retitled '20th & 21st Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)' ... but, well I think I'll just leave it as it is for now.

'20th Century Nostalgia (Slapstick)'

Monday, November 4, 2013


Artist Talk at Pictura in Dordrecht, last sunday. The talk between Ronald Cornelissen and Paul van den Hout is led by Dees Linders (Head Office SIR - Sculpture International Rotterdam).

Photo's: Theun Okkerse.

Friday, October 11, 2013


New sculpture on show in Pictura, in Dordrecht: '20th Century Nostalgia (T65)'
On the wall drawings from the 'Boys R Us' series by Ronald Cornelissen.
See this post.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Combined exhibtion with friend and fellow artist Ronald Cornelissen in one of the oldest artists societies in the Netherlands: Pictura in Dordrecht. Sculptures, drawings and reliefs mixed and spread over three spaces.

In yet another space Chung Hsi Han is exhibiting large drawings.

Opening 12 October and the show lasts until 10 November.
Teekengenootschap Pictura
Voorstraat 190-192
3311 ES Dordrecht

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Jesus Christ Superstar: the exhibition

7 - 29 September 2013
RDM Shipyard
Directiekade 1
3089JB Rotterdam

Wietse Eeken
Natasja van der Meer
Mitsy Groenendijk
Pim Palsgraaf
Gurt Swanenberg
Paul van den Hout
Silvia B.
Birgit Verwer
Dylan Eijkens
Rob van der Hoeven
Koen de Vries
Tjalling Visser
Boris van Berkum
Jeroen Kuster
Stefan Gross

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Project JCS: the original Rock Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber in the harbour of Rotterdam which is also the setting of the libretto ... and is sung in Dutch of course.

In the 'lobby' a huge art exhibition of sculpture loosely connected to the theme. The exhibition is named 'Jesus Christ Superstar - The Messiah and the Industry'.

The location is the RDM Shipyard. (Besides getting there by your own means of transport, you can go there in style by boat!)

The dates: the try-outs are September 13th and 14th, the opening night September 15th and from there on ...

The exhibition runs from September 7th until the 29th.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Locations of upcoming exhibitions.

RDM Shipyard in Heijplaat/Rotterdam and Pictura in Dordrecht, one of the oldest art societies in the Netherlands (since 1774).

The exhibition JCS (in connection to a performance of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar in the adjacent hall) starts end of August, the exhibition in Pictura in Dordrecht will open mid October 2013.

Pictura, Dordrecht

RDM Shipyard, Heijplaat

Saturday, July 13, 2013

RAW Art Fair @ North Sea Jazz - The Show

Images from the RAW Art Fair at North Sea Jazz Festival in AHOY in the Port of Rotterdam.

RAW Art fair
Sculpture Corner:
works by Stefan Gross, Rob van der Hoeven, Paul van den Hout and others
Jambon Iberico and a smile,
in the background art by Rob van der Hoeven and Paul van den Hout

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Art/music/performance in the area North of Rotterdam city centre.
Presenting work in location 4.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


'EVIDENCE (CB-2003)' (2003-2013)
'EVIDENCE (UAV)' (2003-2011)

Installation in military museum 'Fort Aan Den Hoek Van Holland', in one of the gun turrets of the fortress, revisiting in 3D the 'EVIDENCE Files' first published online in 2003 and in print in 2009.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Trajector Intermezzo: Single Occupancy & Double Dates 
In the Lounge of Hotel Bloom (left to right):
'Christine' (2013), '21st Century Nostalgia (Penguin)' (2012), '20th Century Nostalgia (Pall Mall)' (2011), 'Bazooka' (2012)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Upcoming exhibitions in April and May 2013:

In the weekend of Art Brussels - April 20 - you can visit "Trajector Intermezzo/Single Occupency & Double Dates" in Hotel Bloom in Brussels.
Remembrance/Liberation Day - May 4/5 - artists show work, performances, readings etcetera in Hoek Van Holland.

Click links below for more information.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


'Margaretha' (2013)

In a new series of femmes fatales this is Margaretha or to be precise: Margaretha 'Griet' Zelle aka Mata Hari. Based upon a handcolored photograph from about 1900 when Mata Hari was in her prime as an exotic/erotic artist.

The series femmes fatales focuses on the 'blurry' world of eroticism and (political) power.
The resulting pixel-sculptures seem to represent the classic pin-up rather then the specific historical persons.

Monday, April 1, 2013


'Rude Sculpture (Scheiß Skulptur)' (2013)

Another exercise in censored imagery: what we are (not) allowed to see and what we chose to ignore.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


'Curveball' (draft for sculpture) (2013)


Today exactly ten years ago a Coalition led by the US invaded Iraq. 

Weeks before Secretary of State Colin Powell had presented the UN Security Council evidence of the existence of Weapons Of Mass Destruction in Iraq, posing an immediate threat to world peace. The evidence consisted mainly of artist's impressions.

The very moment the first bombs hit Baghdad -the kick off for Operation Iraqi Freedom- alternative EVIDENCE was uploaded and published on the World Wide Web. However these alternative EVIDENCE files were based upon "Scheherazade", the fairy tales of 1001 Arabian Nights.
The last of these files were published when Baghdad was taken by the Coalition Forces.

A few years back I published a selection of the alternative EVIDENCE files in a paperback.

The book is almost entirely filled with illustrations with a short introduction on the origin of these files.
It can be ordered at or in the Green Onion online shop (... or simply by sending an email or message).

ISBN 978-1-4452-4329-0