Posts Tagged ‘folk tales’

eindejaarstentoonstelling toegepaste grafiek @Collectiv National

June 18, 2014

Vorige week opende onze eindejaarstentoonstelling toegepaste grafiek (van de academie van Berchem) feestelijk in galerij Collectiv National, Nationalestraat 160 (aan het Tropisch Instituut).
De werken van vier van mijn medestudenten en mezelf zijn nog heel juni te bezichtigen op woensdag en zaterdag van 14u tot 18u.

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Mijn eindwerk gaat over volksverhalen. Ik illustreerde twee volksverhalen die mijn vader heeft uitgeschreven: ‘Vong Phu’ en ‘De geur van vis’.
Ik ben ondertussen afgestudeerd, maar de samenwerking tussen vader en dochter is nog niet ten einde. Binnenkort volgt er meer nieuws over het volgende verhaal.

Met dank aan mijn vader, Paul Catteeuw, aan mijn leerkracht, Vera Bohnen en aan iedereen die mij van veraf of dichtbij gesteund heeft gedurende de voorbije vijf jaar.

101st post: more Vong Phu studies

May 22, 2012

The year is drawing to a close. I’ll have to hurry up in finishing the tasks at hand, since my jury is in two weeks’ time. Hope I’ll make the deadline.
Time does go fast, this is already my 101st post.

spotted: Jeremy Fish

April 11, 2012

I’ve already included some of his work in my post on skate and snowboard design, but his art beholds more than clean prints on shiny snowboards. Therefore, I present to you: Jeremy Fisher, a crazy bearded guy from San Francisco who works as a fine artist (exhibiting internationally) and a commercial illustrator (he’s done numerous collaborations with skating and clothing companies, he’s designed for Nike and worked with Aesop Rock amongst others and he also designs viynl toys, album covers, murals,…). Whoever is interested in scoring a gadget, have a look at his online store umbrellamarket on his website sillypinkbunnies you can see the material of all his art shows.

He has a very recognisable style starring lots of animals (bunnies, beavers, badgers, turtles) and symbols (skulls, hearts, cars, birds, daggers and dudes), which he calls his “library of characters and symbols”. But his work is also characterized by detailed patterns, clearcut colourful lines and – you could call it – ‘esherlike’ dualities and transformations. Some say his images balance between cute and creepy and I think that’s what makes them all the more attractive.

At first sight I thought his art was vector-based, but now that I’ve learnt his art is handmade, often painted on wooden canvasses, I admire him even more. And I’m all the more intrigued now that I know that his art is often based upon American folk tales. Because, as a language teacher, I’m highly interested in folktales. And as a matter of fact, I’m waiting for my dad to edit some more tales for me to illustrate, so dad, get to work!

Have a look in his studio.

One thing I don’t like is his American accent 🙂

Or watch him create a gigantic ‘in the woods’ mural

So nice!