Artist statement 

In my work as a visual artist I am influenced by my graphic background. The media and style I work in have a graphic character. Another strong influence is music, techno music. In my work I try to visualize techno, and I have given it the name visual techno.

I consider myself a conceptual artist. An idea is the start of all my work. This idea then becomes a drawing. The process of drawing in my work is not to create pictures but to analyze various situations which lead to certain answers.

I have created an alter ego that I have called HENK in order to create a frame or a story in which I can work out different concepts. This can lead to an installation, painting, series of drawings, a photographic series or even a comic strip. Every medium has a different meaning to me, and I choose the medium very intuitively.  

Techno music is an important source of inspiration to me. I try to incorporate the various aspects of what I think makes the music special or even revolutionairy, and try to make work with this aspect. What strikes me the most in the futuristic aspect of techno and art is the paradoxical relationship it has with nostalgia. 

My work relates to space and architecture. This ends up by making a installation or an spacious object in which light, sound and space are working together to create a certain atmosphere.

Art itself is also an important factor in my work. Every decision I make with regards to my work can be traced back to an artwork, art style or  an artist I am inspired by.