Prepare your bikes!

Prepare your bikes for a long weekend in the South of the Netherlands!

Mondrian bike


I know a small pittoresque town called Heusden upon the river Maas that counts not less than 134 houses and buildings listed as a monument. If you are looking for a place where you can make great tours on your bike (in and around town) this is the place to be. Check out this You Tube Video.

And if your tired alternate with a load of culture. You will be in the low countries at the right time this year. About everywhere they celebrate with interesting exhibitions, the creation of the artistic movement "De Stijl" in 1917 by Theo van Doesburg of which Mondrian was a prominent member.


Poster Essentie


In Heusden you are art right place as I will participate in a exhibition of about 60 artists working in the field of geometric abstraction. And that doesn't happen everyday!

28th June - 2nd July

Entrance fee: 7€ (including the catalogue)
Children under 12 years free
Nautisch Centrum Heusden
Scheepswerf 1
5256 PL Heusden-Vesting

Entering dutch gallery Bos Fine Art

I met a really nice couple of galleryholders in the Netherlands recently: Marianne Bos and Paul Essens from Bos Fine Art. They are specialized in promoting abstract geometric art and own galleries in Lelystad and Utrecht and they also have an internet site through which they sell art.

After this very pleasant and interesting rencontre we decided to work together in the future. This gallery also likes to function as a meeting point for artists in the same field and I think it could be a launching site towards other markets like Scandinavia and Germany.

A click on the image below will bring you to their internet site. You can find me under "Artists".

Bos Fine Art EN

Strak dressed in leather

Strak (cropped) © Johannes BlonK 2016

Strak (detail top) © J. BlonK 2016This 3D "painting" or wall-assembly if you prefer is called "Strak". It is quite particular as the entire background is covered with purple tainted leather. In fact I used the inner side of the skin which is better known as suede.

The leather I used creates a very warm ambience to the painting and touching it is a real pleasure. Each time you glide you finger over the surface the hairs bend over in another direction changing the aspect of the background.

The creation of this artwork started off with the leather background which traced the framework of the painting. For the first time I used the computer to design the other elements in white, grey and black and all made of wood.

My favorite color is purple but so far I did not apply this color very often in my paintings and sculptures. The next and very special artwork that I will present you here will show you that a change is coming.

Follow the artistic adventure of your favourite artist here by coming back regularly.
See you soon!

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Before starting to talk about Stelt Orange I would suggest to take you back in time to the year 2014 first.

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