These are opinion pieces on any topic.
Just last year the Dutch government raised the consumption tax on visual art from 6 to 19 percent. I really don’t demand a special status, but raising it just this year again to 21 is gonna be tough. Clients barely had the time to get used to the higher prices… apparently galleries had a drop … Continue reading Dutch Taxes vs. Art – Round 2 →
Just the other day I received the mail that it is now “nearly” definite that the WWIK art-support I received here in the Netherlands is ending next year. This happens in the context of wide ranging cuts in the cultural sector. For one and a half year the government has supported me when I tried … Continue reading A Letter to the Dutch Tax Payer →
The term neural plasticity describes the fact that our brain is highly flexible to adapt. Everything we learn changes the our structure of neurons physically. I think the way how this works relates to the question whether you should paint digitally or with traditional media. Here is a TED-Talk by Michael Merzenich, outlining some of … Continue reading Brain Plasticity and Traditional Media →
It’s an interesting trend now to statistically measure things of our lives, and things that we would before thought are impossible to put in numbers. So this is the perfect moment to: Say happy new year to everyone! And try apply the measuring my last year(s) in art. One thing I do is to save … Continue reading Measuring 2010’s Art →