Feel the fibers

Fibers

What: Fibers 01 from the Fiber collection by Sabine van Gameren Where: RTIS headquarters (Netherlands) Why: We are surrounded by them. Fibers. From the clothes you wear, to the blanket you are using to rag you swipe your furniture off with. When looking closer you experience the art that these fibers create on a deeper …

puddle

Puddle, no huddle

What: Puddle of water in a dead tree Where: Amerongense berg (Netherlands) Why: Sometimes all you need to calm down is some moments in nature and where often people are drawn to the most gigantic ensembles that nature is giving us, like the highest mountain, the deepest see, the widest river in the area sometime …

When suddenly Johnny gets the feeling he’s being surrounded by horses, horses, horses, horses

What: Free roaming horses in nature. Where: Planken Wambuis, Ede (NL Why: I have always been a horse person, I have been riding most of my youth, given care to abused horses and helped children getting ready for their lessons. Here the horses roam free in nature. It would be a step to far to …

Heather

Heather in bloom

What: Purple heather flower Where: Deelerwoud, Netherlands Why: Heather in bloom is one of the most beautiful things to witness. A purple see of beauty is shaping the landscape and when you are early enoughthe rising sun wil make it glow. Also, if you are not early enough you will be surrounded by many, many …

Flamingo

What: A flamingo by Yasmina da Flamingo Where: Object Rotterdam in HAKA gebouw. Why: People who know me well enough are aware of the fact that I adore flamingoes. Not in the way that I have random items with flamingoes, but simply the animal itself. Their bright colors, the way they are always in a …

Golden apple

What: Tabletop setting with golden apple as the star Where: At my house. Why: Because I adore these individual items a lot and they fit together very well. I start to like the golden theme a bit more, I have not been much into gold most of my live, rather being in team silver. However, …

Lava vase

Lava vase

What: A lava vase Where: At my own home. Why a lava vase: The very first time I saw the vase I was hooked. I like the black, raw structure on it. Not immediately making me think of lava, but that what it was called when I saw it in the store. The shape is …

Chocolate Bar Girl

Chocolate bar girl

What: Photo of girl by Mauricio Valverde Arce Where: Choco Café Don Juan, Monteverde (Costa Rica) Why: Even though I did not have my camera along while just going out for some food, I knew I had to post this photo on Random Things I Saw, so therefore it is just a cellphone shot. I …

Swaying angel

What Swaying angel by Raúl Quintanilla armijo Where:  Museo De Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, San Jose (Costa Rica) Why: When I was in Costa Rica I visited the MADC. On exhibition was Rául. Rául is an artist from Nicaragua and he has seen a lot in his life. That, judged by his art as he seem …

Don’t you hate that?

What: A painting by Alexei Gordin (click for portfolio) Where: Kiasma, Helsinki (Finland) Why: As soon as I saw this painting I had to think of those internet memes saying: ‘Don’t you hate it when that happens’.  Because, isn’t that the purpose of art in some way? Making people think about it longer than just …

War victims

What: National monument remembering our war victims Where: Kamp Amersfoort, Netherlands Why: I use to live very near this statue, but as it is quite hidden in the forest and not really has much signs pointing towards it, not strange that I completely missed about it for years.  However, in the second world war quite …

Industrial geometric

What: An old tower Where: Somewhere in Germany Why: This photo is hanging in my own livingroom, that is how much I like it. I think that by now it is clear I enjoy geometric shapes and this photo has quite some of that. It is a field full of lines and triangles, squares, hexagons, …

Sun through the luxaflex

What: A piece of art I found at the collection of the museum Where: Jan van der Togt museum, Amstelveen (Netherlands) Why: It is one piece of art that was kind of tucked away. The moment I spotted it between various other random arts, placed in a manner that did not give it full glory. …

Bodypositivity is not new

What: Modest Temperance Triumphant over Shamelessness  by P.R. Rubens Where: Pure Rubens  exhibition at Boijmans,  Rotterdam Why: I received the invitation to opening of the exhibition of Rubens at Boijmans  and I gave myself some food for thought. Is this not something too far back in time to my likings? So, time to analyse what …

The Angel

What: The Angel by Michaël Borremans Where: Why: If it is called The Angel I, as a metalhead, immediately say or think ‘of death’ after it. And that kind of is why this one was part of the exhibition  Anima Mundi. Ironically, the search of what enhances life and death is something that we all deal …

The man with the lamb

What: A statue of a man with a lamb Where: Collectors fair, Utrecht (Netherlands) Why: Well, do I need to explain? Really the man is carring a little lamb, is that not the most adorable thing? At first I thought it might be a biblical figure, but honestly I don’t really know a lot about …

Bounded rock

What: Bond by Anna Reivilä . Out of a serie of bounded natural objects like a rock, trees pieces of ice etc.  Where: Kiasma, Helsinki (Finland) Why: For a black and white to capture me, it needs to be extraordinary. As in concert photography, which is my own field of photography, black and white is more …

Welcome to the circus

What: Circus made in 1937 by Birger Carlstedt Where: Helsinki Art Museum, Finland Why: I ran into this painting while I was visiting the exhibition about Paris. Various artists were inspired by the romance of this city and HAM brought it together for people to see. The circus was part of that as well. Smartly placed …

Cats and boobs

What: Cats and boobs by Xeniya Balsara Where: Helsinki, during Gay Pride Why: During the exhibition, the whole collection got pulled. Regardless the fact that it was a gay pride event it apparantly was not found appropriate enough. What a stupid way of censor, something we did not expact to happen anno 2018. One may …

Rain Bowl

What:    Diversity of bowls by Geert Lap  Where:  Boijmans van Beuningen, rotterdam (netherlands)   Why: I liked the colours, so soft and nicely arranged. If I saw it in a store I would want them all!

Faces

What:Faces – Portraits by Wanda Tuerlinckx Where:Boijmans, Rotterdam(Netherlands) Why:I walked into it and smiled, these look so dead. Which was kind of the point. Somewhat oddly arranged, could be straight from Emily the Strange.

Colourful visions

What:Some breathing colour by Hella Jongerius Where:Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (Netherlands) Why:I like vivid colours and how the light, the surroundings and the time of the day influence how you see them. Something I valued from my early photography years until this very day. Hella did a whole exhibitionon it. It is the explainationmark of …

Second Skin

Second Skin

  What:Outfit designed by Grayson Perry Where:Kiasma, Helsinki (Finland) Why:It’s not mine, just to state 😉 But hey, the art of mr Perry is often so bright and colorful that this black leather restictive clothing seems so odd with it. Restriction is maybe something I have seen as a theme in other works also, but …

The Upper Class

What: The Upper Class At Bay by Grayson Perry Where: Kiasma, Helsinki (Finland) Why: It is so easy to look at this thing quickly and think you see the core, but standing in front of it you see the majestic work it must have been to make. To the thread, this is art extravaganza. And …

Apkar

What: APKAR Where: Art Rotterdam Why: APKAR – Artist Previously Known As Refugee. Do I need to say more? I mean, If you can see the heart of the artist at his work… This is it.