World Fine Art Professionals and their Key-Pieces, 40 – Mirjan van de Hel

Blots is where it’s all about in Mirjan van de Hel’s drawings. She is an illustrator and graphic designer. First she makes an ink blot and than she encircles it with a dip pen and Indian ink. In this way surprising images and figures are created. She calls her works ‘Vlekkendingen’ (‘Blot Affairs’)

‘The blots I make with watercolors or gouache on watercolour paper. I cover it with a transparent sheet and then I start to draw. Intuitively. I focus on the blot, an idea comes up and I start drawing.’

How did it start?

Mirjan: ‘I was working with computergraphics at the Art Academy in Kampen. My teachter told me: ‘You don’t have a ”signature” yet. Try blots.’  In retrospect, that was a very good advice. At the Art Event ArtiBosch in 2011 I stood in a market stall with my own work, mostly prints of my illustrations, but also some Blot Affairs. I saw the reactions of the public and then I realized that I should do more with the Blot Affairs.  They are unique and affordable.’

She set up a website with an overview of her work in various sizes and in various colors. There appeared to be a growing interest which stimulated her to go on. She showed it online and next to that she went to all kind of markets, specially art markets, presenting it in a market stall.

Poems

Since last year, there are poems. Mirjan: ‘Through a Facebook event someone visited my site and emailed me: ‘The blots will be stronger with a text.’ I reacted to the person who made the remark, ‘Try it’. Emiel Bootsma, that’s the person, made a series of poems. ‘It made me quite happy.’ Mirjan and Emiel started working together on the blots. They made a booklet. ‘In markets and other venues Emiel reads out of the book and that is contagious. The sale of the Blot Affairs went quite up.’

Blue Elephant

‘Sometimes people react, walking along the market stall ‘What fun, cards!’ Then I must explain it ain’t postcards, but artworks with art prices. But why not make postcards as well? I thought. Fans of the Blot Affairs asked me last year to make a birth card with a blot. Thats was an honor and great fun. The came an invition card, a thank you card, a Christmas card and recently there are four birthday cards, each wit hits own poem. There might be more even.’ 

‘I also sometimes get a special request. Do you have a blue elephant? Sure, I make you an elephant, I say, although it is slightly less spontaneously. Because ideally such an elephant is the unexpected outcome of playing with a blot out of which an elephant may arise.’

Grand Church

There are now as many as 795 Blot Affairs. The works are now also on exhibitions, last year for example in Tiel. ‘Many works were shown there, framed and unframed. Sales were a little bit disappointing however.  For two years the works were exhibited in summer season every Wednesday in the Grand Church in Church Street (Kerkstraat) in Den Bosch, where Mirjan stood with a market stall. ‘That’s a lot of fun. I hope it continues, but that’s not sure yet.’The people who invited her, retired. As a gift to them, she made a Blot Affair of the Grand Church. ‘Drawing a building in the form of a Blot Affair produces particular results. I did already St. John’s Cathedral in Den Bosch and the Dome Church in Utrecht.’

And next to that she will go this year again to many art markets, with Emiel. ‘Not as far as Groningen, it should be feasible. Such a market gives energy, but sometimes also requires energy. Every market is different.’ 

https://bit.ly/2Ed9Czu

Circa:
Nee

Reageren

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Aantal stemmen: 0

Reacties

I genuinely believed you would probably have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you can fix if you were not too busy looking for attention. After all, I know it was my choice to read.. หวยออนไลน์
I'd state which this can be a an excellent publish of the excellent individual, i am very happy to observe this particular. best CBD oil for anxiety
I love significantly your own post! I look at all post is great. I discovered your personal content using bing search. Discover my webpage is a great one as you.I work to create several content this post. Once more you can thank you and keep it create! Enjoy! Illinois Business Directory
I was impressed with the site that you created, so memotipasi many people to be more advanced, there also kunjugi me, as a comparison joker123
I'm constantly searching on the internet for posts that will help me. Too much is clearly to learn about this. I believe you created good quality items in Functions also. Keep working, congrats! cheap maldives package from singapore
Your post is very helpful to get some effective tips to reduce weight properly. You have shared various nice photos of the same. I would like to thank you for sharing these tips. Surely I will try this at home. Keep updating more simple tips like this. towing service san jose
I'm constantly searching on the internet for posts that will help me. Too much is clearly to learn about this. I believe you created good quality items in Functions also. Keep working, congrats! 123movies websites
Like a doodlekit this particular won't help you produce buddies and perhaps obtain visitors, but additionally avoid a person through carrying out 'blogging committing suicide. a seo backlinks
I was impressed with the site that you created, so memotipasi many people to be more advanced, there also kunjugi me, as a comparison fpga for mining
Extremely pleasant article, I appreciated perusing your post, exceptionally decent share, I need to twit this to my adherents. Much appreciated!.  landed house interior design singapore
Welcome to DTV. One of the best IPTV service provider. Fast delivery. Satisfaction guaranteed. Premium channels. Best customer service. iptv
Thanks for a very interesting blog. What else may I get that kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I’ve a undertaking that I am simply now operating on, and I have been at the look out for such info. job posting
I'm constantly searching on the internet for posts that will help me. Too much is clearly to learn about this. I believe you created good quality items in Functions also. Keep working, congrats! click for more info
This is a good post. This post gives truly quality information. I’m definitely going to look into it. Really very useful tips are provided here. Thank you so much. Keep up the good works. buy magic mushrooms
Wow i can say that this is another great article as expected of this blog.Bookmarked this site.. BUY LSD
When a blind man bears the standard pity those who follow…. Where ignorance is bliss ‘tis folly to be wise…. grill
I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. List your Site
I gotta favorite this website it seems very helpful . cryptocurrency mining
Thank you for such a well written article. It’s full of insightful information and entertaining descriptions. Your point of view is the best among many. penrose showflat | penrose condo | clavon showflat | clavon condo
 If someone week i really ashen-haired not actually pretty, whether you will lite grope a present, thought to follow us to displays bursting with ends of the earth considerably? Inside the impeccant previous, sea ever have dried-up, my hubby and i only may very well be with all of you connected thousands of samsara. is 5g male legit
I know your aptitude on this. I should say we ought to have an online discourse on this. Composing just remarks will close the talk straight away! What's more, will confine the advantages from this data.  먹튀
I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. حوامل
When you use a genuine service, you will be able to provide instructions, share materials and choose the formatting style. Foligain Minoxidil
I wish more authors of this type of content would take the time you did to research and write so well. I am very impressed with your vision and insight. 먹튀검증커뮤니티
If more people that write articles really concerned themselves with writing great content like you, more readers would be interested in their writings. Thank you for caring about your content. telefon kılıfları
It is the kind of information I have been trying to find. Thank you for writing this information. It has proved utmost beneficial for me. บาคาร่าฝากขั้นต่ำ10บาท
I really like your writing style, great information, thankyou for posting. Aanleg zwembad
Thanks so much for this information. I have to let you know I concur on several of the points you make here and others may require some further review, but I can see your viewpoint. 먹튀
This is a great high resolution screen which you have shared for the users. Making a website is not an easy task but managing a good website is really a hard work. As far as this website is concerned, I am very happy. 예스카지노 주소
Thanks for sharing us. w88 ทางเข้า
I am jovial you take pride in what you write. It makes you stand way out from many other writers that can not push high-quality content like you. integrale
When you use a genuine service, you will be able to provide instructions, share materials and choose the formatting style. Genuine ethical hackers for hire online
Yes, I am entirely agreed with this article, and I just want say that this article is very helpful and enlightening. I also have some precious piece of concerned info !!!!!!Thanks. รีวิวเว็บสล็อต
I’m going to read this. I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing. and also This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. this is very nice one and gives indepth information. thanks for this nice article... 토토사이트
You made such an interesting piece to read, giving every subject enlightenment for us to gain knowledge. Thanks for sharing the such information with us to read this... Ki Residences price
Succeed! It could be one of the most useful blogs we have ever come across on the subject. Excellent info! I’m also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort very well. Thanks for the huge help. a course in miracles lessons
Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. we will always appreciate all you have done here because I know you are very concerned with our. smt reflow oven