Mapping Beauty 10

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 94,2 x 54,3 cm.

Witteveen Drawing 2017

Witteveen Drawing 2017

Witteveen Drawing 2017

Mapping Beauty 9

First complete Handscroll

When you roll out the handscroll you can read the story from right to left. The scroll is 4.80 meter and traditionally made in a quality shop in Beijing. Here lying on the long table in IFP common studio, but can be carried in a small beautiful box from Song Dynasty.

Gay Love b

Second part of Gay Love, handscroll on thin rice paper, 23,5 x 150 cm.

Gay Love a

First handscroll on thin rice paper: Gay Love, 23,5 x 150 cm.

The maid Golden 1b

In Beijing at the shop my 300 grams paper seems too thick to create a handscroll. I will continue on thin rice paper, exciting because my pressure with a coloured pencil is strong and I make the rice paper totally wet to use water-colour. And is it possible to remove it from the panel? I had already problems with the thick Fabriano Artistico paper.

The maid Golden

Mapping Beauty 8

76,5 x 93,5 cm. Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 2017.

SMAHK, Assen. Maand van de filosofie.

In the context of the month for philosophy a presentation with one small work at SMAHK, Assen. The theme is UNREST (in the Polder) so I presented my 'Fucker' drawing.

"Goatfucker" song

Referring to the filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was murdered 13 years ago, I sang spontaneously my Goatfucker song on the opening at SMAHK in the context of 'Unrest in the Polder", month of philosophy.


Initiative by Oeke Witteveen to cooperate with 6 galeries, an exhibition without stands at Loods 6, KNSM laan, Amsterdam. From 6 april to 17 april, including Eastern.

Mapping Beauty 7

56,5 x 101 cm, colored pencil and watercolor on paper.2017

Mapping Beauty 6

Overview "Mapping Beauty" at WitteveenVAC

The group show is on display up to March the 8th.

Mapping Beauty 5

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 2016.

The Peargarden

Proven Talent

The Mondriaanfund awarded me the grant "Proven Talent", see the last selection with presentation on the website of the Mondriaanfund With the grant “Proven Talent” I am able to work on my multimedia project in China (Beijing) intermittently for the next 4 years. I already began to draw part 1 Mapping Beauty.

Performance "The Goatfucker"

Performance "The Goatfucker"

Performance "The Goatfucker"


Mapping Beauty 4

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 75 x 42,5 cm.

Winterwolven V

On November the 19th I will join the performance event Shelters Winterwolven at the Armenius Church in Rotterdam. My plan is to perform my song The Goatfucker and Bo Kisser will be inspired by the Church and the theme to work out the performance.

Mapping Beauty 3, Amsterdam Drawing

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper. 73,5 x 42

Amsterdam Drawing, "pin-up #2"

Mapping Beauty 2, Amsterdam Drawing

Mapping Beauty 1, Amsterdam Drawing

Colored pencil and watercolor on paper. 74,5 x 41,5 cm. Begin of a new series about Chinese Beauty (18th century and now), inspired by Chinese We Chat and the size fits well in your smartphone :-)

Fries Museum

Gallery WitteveenVAC will show my book Innocent and drawings at the upcoming art fair Amsterdam Drawing.
The Fries Museum has asked the price of four works: Burnt Home 2, Hotpot with Shumeng..., Yang Jia Gou 1947, Untitled censored detail.
The Fries Museum is discussing an exhibition of my drawings.

Daisy Flower 2

Also the backside of the tiny canvas (10 x 11.7 cm) will be photographed and inserted in the Imago Mundi Benetton Book The Netherlands with a text by Jelle Bouwhuis.

Daisy Flower

Panel 10 x 11.7 cm. Imago Mundi Benetton project. Curator: Rosa Flavio

Pygmalion's Bride

We did it! Our entry to the ZEBRA poetry film festival Berlin. Filmstill with the actress Dandan. The first public screening will be on August the 3rd in Manchester.

Filmstill drawing 8 Pygmalion's Bride

Filmstill drawing 7 Pygmalion's Bride

Filmstill drawing 5 Pygmalion's Bride

Filmstill drawing 4 Pygmalion's Bride

filmstill drawing 3 Pygmalion's Bride

Event TAO studio

Sketch for poem film

My first idea that I worked out with the filmmaker Yu Jie. The final result is the film Pygmalion's Bride.

Met Niër Chän

Book Presentation/Lecture DAC & Chongqing AIR

Made possible thanks to Fonds Kwadraat.

Poster outside DAC & Chongqing AIR

De titel heeft filmmaker Adele Myers bedacht. Ik had haar uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan mijn presentatie op het DAC. Ze kwam helemaal uit UAE waar ze les geeft en toonde haar poëzie films. Ze gaf ook een workshop en toen ontstond het idee om met filmmaker Yu Jie een poëzie film te maken.

Boekpresentatie DAC & Chongqing AIR

Gecensureerde voorkant ;-)

Bibliotheek C-Space Beijing

Tentoonstelling C-Space Beijing 2

Tentoonstelling C-Space Beijing 3

Conversation with the celebrated poet Xi Chuan

At C-Space Beijing. Made possible thanks to Fonds Kwadraat.

Performance at C-Space Beijing(Bo Kisser)

"Qianxi 6"

Deze tekening op A2 formaat is uitgangspunt voor een zeefdruk op A4 formaat die in een oplage van 50 voor Kunst4Kids in Museum Boymans van Beuningen als een echt kunstwerk aan kinderen voor op hun kamer wordt aangeboden. 30 april - 8 mei.

groepsfoto/conferentie, Manchester

Mijn reis naar Manchester was mogelijk met steun van Fondskwadraat.

Conference "Visualising Chinese Borders" Manchester

Conference "Visualising Chinese Borders" Manchester

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

"Qianxi" series

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC

"Ma Mère" en 'Burnt Home 5"

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC

"Ongestelde vrouw" op de trap

Overzicht solo Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

"Burnt Home 7" en "The goatfucker"(voorstudie)

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

Oeke Witteveen start

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

Jelle Bouwhuis is vol lof over de tentoonstelling en prijst mijn boek aan.

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC, Amsterdam

Tudor Bratu

Opening solo in Witteveen VAC

Foto Marion Vandermeulen

Front-cover of my artist book

Qianxi 4

Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 56 x 75 cm.

Jiefang truck series (5)

Birthday present/Qianxi, Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 25 x 35 cm.

Qianxi 3

Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 60 x 96 cm.

Qianxi 2

Coloured pencil and watercolor on paper, 55 x 55 cm.

My name in Chinese

Watercolour on paper

Chinese landscape

Coloured pencil and watercolour on paper, 55 x 74 cm.

Jiefang truck series

Birthday present/Hanne Hagenaars. Pen, ink and coloured pencil on rice paper, 25 x 35 cm.

Portrait of Qianxi

Coloured pencil and watercolor on paper, 215 x 154 cm. In an exchange Wu Qianxi wrote a poem as a portrait of me. Both, image and poem, are inserted in my book.

"O, Muse!"

In "O, Muse!" (De Hallen, Haarlem) my mother Afra is displayed very well between famous paintings by Verwey, Sluijters, Koch and Israels.

Recensie 'O Muze!' Dagblad Trouw

In landelijk dagblad Trouw, 23/06/15,schreef Joke de Wolf de recensie DE MAGIE VAN DE MUZE. Over mijn tekening 'Burnt home 2' is de volgende passage te lezen : Maar lang niet altijd ontstaat een muze uit lichamelijke, intellectuele of geestelijke bewondering. Pedro Bakker (1952) nam bijvoorbeeld zijn streng katholieke moeder Afra pas als onderwerp toen hij 54 was geworden, de leeftijd waarop zij zelfmoord pleegde. Op de tekening 'Burnt home 2' staat ze te midden van het uitgebrande huis van zijn jeugd, met daarbij de tekst 'Afra als de gezegende maagd in mijn afgebrande huis'.

Hot pot with Lan Ping and the bachelor from 1937

Chenchen as blengin

Guard dance

Shanzi 2

Huahua and the Jiefang truck 3

Lecture "Innocent images"

My lecture consisted of 5 chapters. Chapter 1: to draw autobiographically, Chapter 2: to draw fictionally Chapter 3: to draw philosophically Chapter 4: to draw politically and after the break chapter 5: to draw heavenly on my residency plan with Madame Mao as the subject. During the lecture I performed 2 songs. The lecture took place in my work studio which was crowded. The lecture was almost perfect with a projected Chinese translation done by Kinna, who also did some live translation. I hope to insert the Chinese translation of my lecture as an appendix in my book, so that a interested Chinese will have easy access to my work.

Huahua and the Jiefang truck 2

Huahua and the Jiefang truck


Artists-in-residency Chongqing Air

Herfsttentoonstelling "Onschuld"

Curatoren: Hanne Hagenaars en Heske ten Cate. Te zien t/m 30 november bij Kunstvereniging

Opening "Onschuld" Diepenheim

Een lied geschreven op muziek van Frank Zappa "Uncle Remus".

Opening "Onschuld" Diepenheim

en het publiek zong mee met het slotakkoord "Ah".

The goatfucker

Mijn wand in Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam

Voorstudie ongestelde vrouw

Voorstudie Theo van Gogh, de filmer

Opening To draw Politically

Het publiek kijkt en luistert aandachtig naar de performance van Roberta Petzoldt.

To draw politically

Witzenhausengallery December 7th

Opening Horizonnen/ Nieuwe Fries Museum/ In gesprek met gastcurator Kie Ellens

laughing still image part 3

Laughing still image part 3

Tekst van curator Kie Ellens "Horizonnen"/ Fries Museum

Re-enactment, 4 juni, 1970

Who told you so ?! #4 Onomatopee, foto studio Clack

Still image take 6 laughing about Hegel

Still image take 4 laughing about Hegel

Still image take 1 laughing about Hegel

Half suiker, half zand. De pavilioens. Foto:Jordi Huisman

De Nederlandse identiteit?/ Museum De Paviljoens, foto Jordi Huisman

De Paviljoens

Harry Bloch and Jacques Borel created my wonderful website! In particular I render thanks to Harry, a lot of his efforts has gone into making my website a success.

Mister Motley nr 32

Tekst - Richtje Reinsma

Drawn like a man

Opening Witzenhausengallery NYC

Opening "One Man - one woman" Witzenhausengallery, Amsterdam.

I wish I loved the human race

Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam. Groepstentoonstelling met Gulliver's Travels als thema. Curator: Roland Sohier. Foto: Koen Taselaar.

overzicht kleine atelier "Ma mère et Georges B."

Art Amsterdam 2011