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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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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The moment we’ve all been waiting for.

In every work of art there is a tension point. A force that makes or breaks the work. As by kitsch and sloppy art works the tension is broken or wasn't there in the first place. It's a point or sphere that gives the work it's general touch and feel. Kitsch gives it...

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Low tech experiment to find the Art Particle.

The Art Particle - A Low Tech Experiment. There is a way to find out to measure the concentration of the art particle per cubic meter. There has to be. I'm convinced that you don't need an incredible expensive device to measure the art particle that's why I started...

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The secret notebook of the artist.

My secret Notebook. There is probably nothing more private and intimate then the secret notebook of an artist. In the age of Facebook and Google secret notebooks and love letters are a thing of the past. Everything online is in the open. Privacy is a sentiment that...

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Artwork in process – the making of the pinhole camera

Artwork in process.. At first it sounds silly to make a box out of clay. A simple box with a hole in it so it will resemble and hopefully work as a pin hole camera. The box is like a shoe box and has an extremely simple form. That's why every detail is of the essence....

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A ceramic pinhole camera. Earth and Light.

A ceramic pinhole camera. Today I started a new work. The piece will be shown in the Sala de Exposiciones "Pintor Rafael Calduch" in Villar del Arzobispo in December. It will be a part of an installation based upon photography. As we live in a world where almost every...

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