Upcoming - ``Pulsion Mecaniques`` - Porn Happy Art Night
On the 3rd of December 2022, I will participate in the Exhibition “Pulsions Mecaniques”, Porn Happy Art Night in Tramway located in Villars-Sur-Glane, in Switzerland.
Soon more information!
Upcoming - Queer Europe Photo Exhibition - Merlinka - Novi Sad, Serbia
Twenty-eight artists from thirteen European countries will present their works as part of the “Queer Europe” exhibition, which consists of fifty-six photographs and show the reality of LGBT existence in Europe.
At the end of October, Russia expanded the existing ban on the promotion of “LGBT propaganda” among minors to include people of all ages, which would mean a ban on all mentions and depictions of LGBT people, from the Internet in books, movies, advertisements, and exhibitions! Similar voices can be heard in Serbia, but also in some members of the European Union. Visibility and freedom of expression are an integral part of the existence of every person, and therefore an important part of the existence of LGBT people! A free life cannot and must not be limited by four walls, because if it is, they represent prison walls.
That’s why the photos that make up this exhibition show all aspects of LGBT existence, from intimacy and eroticism in the four walls to walking, having fun, and enjoying freedom outside the four walls. But not everything is so “rosy” in Europe because homophobia can show its ugly face even in those progressive and homophilic Western countries, especially in the East. The fight against homophobia is constant and will never be over because experience shows us that the rights that have been won can be taken away very easily!
For more info visit the website of Merlinka here.
Upcoming - Fotografiemarkt Volkshotel Amsterdam
Volkshotel brings you the first edition of the Photography Market. On this Sunday afternoon market, a variety of up-and-coming photographers show and sell their best yet affordable photo prints. Drop by and treat yourself or your loved ones to a present, have a beer and enjoy some music.
Free entry // ATM available in Volkshotel // 12.00 – 18.00.
You can order a selection of my work starting from €50,00 with a maximum price of €150,00. I will take off the printing and ship it to you ASAP.
Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend
The Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend highlights the diversity of Rotterdam’s art studio complexes. Artists within a wide variety of disciplines work at many different locations, often in beautiful former school buildings. Since these locations are spread throughout the city, every Rotterdammer has at least one studio they can visit in their own neighborhood. The diversity of studios, artists, and artworks reflects that of the city: from graduating students to well-established artists, working with all imaginable techniques and media.
Publication - Playboy
Exhibition - Sensitive Obscurities
From the 5th of August till the 13th of August my exhibition “Sensitive Obscurities” exploring the queer (sub)conscious was on show at Roodkapje Rotterdam.
The project and exhibition ‘’Sensitive obscurities: exploring the queer (sub)conscious’’ comes from a deep desire to connect with the inner struggles, and then ultimately joys, of the queer body. By exploring the inner works of the experiences of five members of the large spectrum, that is the queer community in Rotterdam, the work connects with feelings of anger, loneliness, and abandonment. The reality of living within a queer body that is Othered, and often either put on a holy pedestal or seen as a devilish mistake. By not running away from the underlying abjection of these feelings, visual artist Rik Versteeg has embarked on a journey to create a storytelling exhibition, consensually exploring these very human journeys through a queer and post-feminist lens.
If you would like to view the pictures of the opening please click one of the album links; Album 1, Album 2.