My conceptual art is created in the studio.

What I create I show in the gallery,

sometimes along with work by guest artists.


Space and limitation, freedom and unfreedom are recurring themes in my work.

How much space do you need to be yourself?

Can you create your own space or do you make yourself dependent on others in doing so?

Many of my works are created by playing with casts of my body parts.

I then look for images that express oppression or constriction.

Or who are self-aware and powerful.

Or conversely, withdrawn and inward-looking.

The works often have rough edges and blemishes,

which refers to the imperfection of life, to decay, pain and being wounded.

I like to show that, because there is often tremendous beauty in precisely that.

A special friend summed up my work:

Trapped growth needs space, and boldness. Cross-border.

Haiku, Katrien Ruitenburg

You can also eat my work 😉 and wear it.


Exhibitions with guest artists

Several times a year I invite a guest artist

to exhibit together in my gallery for a weekend.

Each time it is a treat to see

how the combination of our work produces surprises.

I enjoy it when the works reinforce each other.

Sometimes by sanding,

sometimes through the color combinations,

sometimes by the parallels in material use or theme.

look who is coming look who have been

Open Studio Insight

Together with Harmke Zwep, I organize:

Open Studio Insight.

The 2nd Saturday of the month we are both open.

When I have a guest artist my studio and gallery are

also open on Sundays.

Open during studio days

Between exhibition weekends, I use the gallery for my own work.

To play and build new installations.

To discover new combinations and stories.

Open in December:

6, 9, 11, 14. 18, 20 and 21

Opening hours all open days:

from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Much of my work and that of my guest artists is for sale during the open days.

It is nice to be able to see the work in real life.

Then you will have a better idea of the dimensions and material.

And you can better experience what it does to you.

But also in addition to the open days, I am happy to show you my studio,

see my gallery and thus my work.

If you’re in the area, just stop by.

And otherwise, you can always make an appointment.

Maybe you see something on the site that you would like to see up close or

whose price you want to know. Send me a message

and I will be in touch.


through June 29, 2024: Museum Elburg: What people, do to people: 5 works


I like to share with you my new work, where I exhibit, what inspires me and other news about my studio and gallery. I make a newsletter about that once a month.

Here you can read letters I sent.

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