Category: Art

  • Pteridium Aquilinium – Nature’s pageant queen

    Pteridium Aquilinium – Nature’s pageant queen

    What: Beautiful leaf – Pteridium Aquilinium Where: Doetinchem (Netherlands) Why: Aren’t they just the most majestic ones out there. Walking in a moist environment, they are shiny and while approaching them on a sunny day you will see a certain glow. Their shapes are light and while seen in a large group of plants they […]

  • Strange guy

    Strange guy

    What: Strange guy Where: Utrecht (Netherlands) Why: During a project called “Skeletons in your closet” I have done in 2013 I have came across this strange little guy. It was really something i would not have expected to find and I was amazed at the art that one can make with some old bones. Rarity […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    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, […]

  • 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

    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?

    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

    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 […]

  • Sun through the luxaflex

    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)[locations id=’185′] 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 […]

  • Bodypositivity is not new

    Bodypositivity is not new

    What: Modest Temperance Triumphant over Shamelessness  by P.R. Rubens Where: Pure Rubens  exhibition at Boijmans,  Rotterdam[locations id=’169′] 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 […]

  • The Angel

    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

    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

    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)[locations id=’180′] 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 […]

  • Welcome to the circus

    Welcome to the circus

    What: Circus made in 1937 by Birger Carlstedt Where: Helsinki Art Museum, Finland[locations id=”203″] 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 […]

  • Cats and boobs

    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

    Rain Bowl

    What:    Diversity of bowls by Geert Lap  Where: [locations id=”169″] 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)[locations id=”169″] 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

    Colourful visions

    What:Some breathing colour by Hella Jongerius Where:Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (Netherlands)[locations id=”169″] 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 […]

  • Second Skin

    Second Skin

      What:Outfit designed by Grayson Perry Where:Kiasma, Helsinki (Finland)[locations id=”180″] 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, […]