About AHB Kunst
People are always the focus of my work. I try to capture people's feelings and movements, and then to reproduce my interpretation of them on canvas or in bronze. There has to be tension as there is always a battle between what I observe and how I interpret it.
Moulding clay or wax allows a sculpture to come to life. The dynamic created as a result of this is clearly visible in the form and in the structure of the sculpture. I want my sculptures to radiate strength, solidarity and positivity.
The challenging aspect of my paintings lies in capturing the essence of movement in just a few strokes and areas of colour. The moving lines are sometimes powerful and sometimes refined. They give my paintings the individuality I like them to have.
When working on a commission, it is important to me that the essence is translated to the painting or sculpture, whether in an abstract, abstracted or realistic form.
It's about the trust the person commissioning the work puts in you to reflect a certain feeling.
I trained at schools including the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming (Academy for the Visual Arts) in Tilburg, from which I graduated as a teacher in Visual Arts and Design. I also graduated from theAcademie voor Schone Kunsten (Academy of Fine Arts) in both painting and sculpture.