From separate parts (images / figures) creating one whole new artwork, that's the essence of assemblage. But of course, also of collage making. Who is the primary source of inspiration: Robert Rauschenberg.

dated 2014 until 2017 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Forward

2017

From outside / the movement is to the right. // From within / the movement is forward / or on its return.

Fixations (in glue)

2017

"All his life / the guard tended the walls / and the gate / and the dogs. One day, however / he forgot to close / the gate and / a bottle of glue as well. He was fired for both / and works now as extinguisher."

Two in one

2017

"Attempts for oneness / often end in division. // Elements are possessed / with the propensity to separate / untill forces collide / that push every entity / into fusion. " collage paper, carton, paint; part of International Collage Exhibition/Exchange 2017 and sold, in private collection from September 17th onward.
   

Opponents

2017

Most opposition / resides within ourselves part of International Collage Exhibition/Exchange 2017, the 'annual collection'

A time when ships

2017

"There was a time / when ships sailed to their destination / without clash. // That time existed / before humans boarded." collage (historic photos on sheet of orginal abum on carton, with oil paint, size 23.5x30 cm)

A world cut to pieces

2017

A world cut to pieces, 2017 (significance: some elements from travel guide of former Yugoslavia) part of International Collage Exhibition/Exchange 2017

Green bird day

2017

"When the green bird / came to live / we agreed to call / it a day." Collage, mixed technique, total 21x27.5 cm, including fixed dark edge  

Unforeseen

2017

"when elements are questioned / they may collide / and may fall apart / dependent upon / the timeframe"

Turmoil

2017

"No human is able / to keep a world in order / when conditions are / in such state of turmoil" collage, most by use of own photos

Separated, ideal for pen too

2017

collage, old newspapers, materials, paint  

Apparent Movement

2016

Apparent Movement: Clues set / for helping hand. // Eyes directed / to the left. // Give it a try / walking, / do not fly (Frame fixed part, size 21.5x22.5x3 cm)

Jetzt Tout

2016

"Wir treuen falsche Freunde um mehr Kultur / und wollen JETZT Kälte u SCHMERZ" collage in the style of DADA, part of DaDa centennial exhibition in Ontological Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico (November 5th 2016 - January 31th, 2017)

No-Ha-Ha

2016

No-Ha-Ha, part of exhibition "Day of the Death, DaDa Centennial", in the Ontological Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (Nov 5, 2016 - Jan 31, 2017)

Blank Face-2

2016

Black & white image of collage-assemblage Blank Face. Is part of DaDa Centennial in Ontological Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico (November 5th 2016 - January 31st 2017)
 

Another creation

2016

"The dream I had / had to be fixed / or else / the occupants would fly / and the words / would become too loose". Box-assemblage-collage, size 50x55x6 cm

Accidental

2016

The position taken / is purely accidental / and serves no particular goal. (Collage, board, cloth, epoxy-resin, paint, sand, wood) size: 31x43x3 cm (all-in, with inclusion of box-frame, complete art-work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97577184@N04/28395335415/)

Evolution of Icon

2016

"Take modesty, for instance / and self respect /
plus a moderate amount of  afterthought /
balanced by lack of greed." part of International Collage Exhibition/Exchange 2017

The Carrier

2016

"The carrier rather / would have been a dancer / with shoulders moving freely / and feet barely / touching the earth." part of International Collage Exhibition/Exchange 2017

Stories

2016

"The stories I did tell / are outclassed by the stories / I did not tell / or those I told in vain."

Cup of Tea

2016

"Add no sugar bean / to my cup of tea / during my leave." part of International Collage Exhibition/Exchange 2017

Currents

2016

Currents: Still, I don't know / whether to swim / against the current / or to drift along. //
For the time being / I watch what / happens to others.  Assemblage - collage: wood, metal, paint

Gastrotomy in the Dog

2016

Dr. A. Klarenbeek (DVM) / must have been the first / in the Netherlands / describing Gastrotomy in the Dog. // In 1924 this article was published (Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde) with one German Shepherd Dog having ingested a chain-leash, the other 43 nails, screws and other metal items. (medium box-assemblage)

Borders

2016

Borders separate / two areas that are connected. // In one area we / figure as subjects. // In the other / the frame is grabbed / by abstraction. (collage - assemblage, wood, cloth, paper, paint)

dreams

2014

Collage of dreams. // For who that does not wish to wander through Madeira, Corse / or the Azores.   Collage made of brochures at the joint exposition of Jeanine Keuchenius and Drager Meurtant in The DepARTment in Schagen, NL (August-September 2014)

Portrait (if you say so)

2015

Portrait (if you say so): Your brain cells / catch the elements / of this image / and tell me / this is a portrait / but anonymous (collage / assemblage, wood, board, paint; three-dimensional)

Exploration of the inner self

2015

Exploration of the inner self The more time / I have spend in search / of the inner self / the more distance arises / between me / and myself. // For I know all the tricks / needed to escape / from the explorer. (Painting fitted in collaged frame, size 19x13x2 cm, private collection)  

Figure it out

2014

Figure it out: if one way / does fail / try the reverse. // And then, imagine this / in Tate Modern.       (Note: this collage does not point to the intimate relation between BP and Tate Modern) Collage: board, wood, own photographs, paint, sand           

Party

2015

"Looking back / The celebration of the promotion / was a bright moment. // But dust accumulated / over 26 years / and blurs my views."

Tokens and naked facts (mink farm)

2015

Tokens and naked facts (former mink farm) After the closure of the farm / stacks of wood / and tiny plates with numbers / were the only remains / together with blue-green meshwork.
  The Naked Facts: Mink Farm Hesska Mink / Province of Utrecht, The Netherlands / Start around 1972 / About 20.000 cages / In 28 years / 1 million mink killed.
(Thanks to "Fur for Animals", NL for the photo of mink in the wild) Assemblage / collgae of photo wood, metal and word

The nibbling of mice

2014

The nibbling of mice / caught in 3-D / with elements / that were at hand.
Assemblage with collage elements (40x30x8 cm, wood, hardboard, vinyl leather, carton, lead, glass, paint)

resistance

2014

Resistance: newspaper reported / some thirty years ago / about / the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior / by french agents / when protesting / against nuclear tests near Moruora. Collage, papier, hardboard, hout, hars, verf