Just bought my first Bored Ape #2611
NFT’s are and will remain a very important evolution of the art and culture in the near future.
And @boredapeyachtclub did an amazing job building a strong and likeminded community 🙏🏽
Here you can see the first 3D printed model of the 70cm tall “Beyond the clouds” sculpture that we will make in bronze soon.
We printed it in many different parts and assembled it with glue and body filler.
We always make scale models to judge the size the eventual bronze sculpture will be.. and try to find any mistakes that might make out life difficult during the the bronze casting process
I’m feel proud to see how beautiful the new Masters magazine turned out 🙏🏽
It took months to make and show so many sides of my life as an artist..
The most beautiful part is to see my parents, my brother and his wife being interviewed and portrayed about our family’s “life in art”
Enjoy all the interviews and don’t forget to read my 100 favorites places to wine and dine 🍷 all over the globe 🌍
@mastersexpo amazing cover shots by @rahirezvanistudio
Thank you to everyone that came and visited my large sculptures in Amsterdam !
My team and I have really enjoyed seeing all the amazing pictures on social media.. thank you for sharing 🙏🏽
Also I would like to thank all the wonderful people at @artzuid for making this possible ❤️ it was an honor participating in this great exhibition!
Where should we exhibition next guys?
I’m working on a project whereby I needed to go through some recent photo albums of past exhibitions.. I found some amazing images of my exhibition in Guangzhou, China 🇨🇳
To bad I can only put 10 pictures in the carousel to swipe!
By now you have probably seen some of my IG stories during the creation process of this sculpture.. I named it “Reflections of an Angel”
This is the 4th sculpture in my ongoing series based on the Pinocchio character.
Most people think the Pinocchio character is created by Walt Disney, but Disney was actually inspired by a 1883 Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.
Pinocchio, a marionette puppet , must earn the right to become a real boy by proving to be truthful, brave and selfless.
For my sculpture “Reflections of an Angel” I wanted to expand on this traditional story by adding wings to the character and posing a question to the viewer..
the question is “ if one makes a mistake or isn’t truthful, does one lose it angels wings, or the possibility to become a real boy? “
As people we want to be truthful, brave and selfless… but in the process of maturing we tend to experiment and stumble, to get back up and reset.
There are obvious boundaries in society .. but there are also areas where there is more margin to make mistakes and come back a better person.. do you still have your wings?
I am more then proud to finally show you my new sculpture titled “Beyond the Clouds”
We have worked on this monumental piece in relative secrecy as we didn’t want to spoil the WoW at the end ☀️
Now I can finally show you what we have been working on for the past 6 month!
We worked around the clock to get it done in time for the unveiling.
The piece is close to 9 meters tall (30 foot)
And made out of stainless steel and bronze.
It has a beautiful permanent location in the city of Hangzhou , China
I will post more on the concept behind this artwork in a video 🖼