Composing a new soul out of shattered identities.

I feel the rock trying to puncture my shoes. I have to be careful where to place my next step. The unmovable rock helps me as I'm unable to walk without thinking. Walking without looking isn't an option. The land is dry, it hasn't rained for months and the thorns,...
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Battle Worn

Battle worn. Bit by bit my drawings are becoming more spacial. Not that I would call my new sculptures 3d drawings but they share similarities. I guess it's inevitable as they are made by the same artist Joost Gerritsen (that's me..). The drawings and sculptures do...
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The visual consequences of changing the destination

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery.*  It's not were you go, it's not were your coming from but it's what's in between the starting point and destination.  I changed my course, but still I'm sailing...
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Diogenes Syndrome – the art of collecting stuff.

  The Diogenes Syndrome - living in a barrel full of stuff! The other day I was talking with an artists friend Andrada about an upcoming exhibition. The idea was to step into the world of people with a Diogenes Syndrome. People who convulsively collect stuff,...
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Shoping list for Raku clay

I’m a complete Raku newbie. I’ve followed two workshops and thought that that should be enough to make me a pro. Bluff your way through… nope doesn’t work always. Apparently you need a special clay when firing Raku. What the hack…I only discovered this when I had...
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Where does inspiration come from?

How does inspiration manifest itself ? As for the magic word inspiration, it's a slippery word. It suggests that there's something happening before the creative process. It sounds as if there is a magical force that starts and is responsible for an action. Coming out...
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Binary World

Tomorrow I will show some work in the Atarazanas in Valencia. It will be a balanced choice between old and new work. A mixture of drawings, paintings and ceramic sculptures. The exhibition is ten artists strong. Grup Arreu. An artist collective based in Valencia. The...
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The slow selfie made with a pinhole camera.

As never before has the selfie, or self portrait, been so prominent. With a touch on the screen we make a photo and with another one we show it to the world. Photography has come a long way and will go forward still. In ways unseen. It wouldn't surprise me if we wear...
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