Pintar Rapido was created by 2 men who were on holiday in Spain. Once a year artists in a village were transformed into painting for 1 day. With this concept, these 2 men were inspired to organize this painting competition in Amsterdam, London and Glasgow.
The Pintar Rapido was held in the city of Amsterdam where you sat down for a day in the city to paint. The painting competition began from 10:00 to 18:00, before 18:00 you had to be back where you started the painting competition.
My painting was still wet with oil when it was brought back. The next day the artworks were exhibited in the Posthoornkerk on the Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam.
This painting I made in 2014 at the Homomonument is a memorial on the Westermarkt, located between the Westerkerk and the Keizergracht in the center of Amsterdam.
You see 3 young students lying on the Homomonument, they were hatched at the start of their first academic year. They had been up all night, they were not allowed to sleep for 24 hours. As you can see they were already overwhelmed by their sleep.
Here you see me at the Pintar Rapido competition exhibition in London 2016 Chelsea Town Hall.
I went to the National Gallery in London where the work of the sunflowers of Vincent van Gogh also hangs. But what inspired me most were the old master from the 1700s. I have studied their portraits. I have incorporated this knowledge in the Lady of London portrait. Old masters meet the 2000 century. You can see a portrait of a woman I met at a market in London. She sold home-made jewelry.
She also inspired me with her beautiful hairstyle.