Tagged: feyenoord

The Barge at Night, artist impression of the new Feyenoord stadium on the banks of the river Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam

The Barge: a New Stadium for Feyenoord

For a few years now, there have been discussions about a new stadium for Feyenoord, replacing the legendary football temple and municipal monument, De Kuip. Allthough I am not as frequent a visitor of the stadium as some of my fellow townspeople, I also have my memories of De Kuip. For example, of a competition match of Feyenoord against Vitesse: 2-1. Pierre van Hooijdonk was still playing then, so it must have been a while ago. Much longer ago I was at the best concert of the  (twentieth) century by Eric Clapton. With Elton John as a disastrous support act and the then virtually unknown Bonnie Raytt doing...

Paintified close-up of the Calypso building in Rotterdam by William Alsop as seen from Westersingel

Paintified Calypso

My exhibition, in March and April at the Nivon-building in Rotterdam, was quite successful. Especially the paintification appeared to be rather popular: photographed of Rotterdam buildings, edited into paintings. No, not by pushing the watercolor button, it’s not that simple. A wide variety of Photoshop filters, layers and adjustments are involved. I might eleborate in more detail some day. Feyenoord colors Their success is a good reason to make more paintifications. I want to produce larger canvases and also create series of works that belong together. Here is an example of the latter idea: a triptych dedicated to the Calypso...

The Silver Elephant of Rotterdam, a proposal for a sculpture on the square in front of Rotterdam central station, the location of the former Zoo

The Silver Elephant of Rotterdam

The old station square of Rotterdam was chaotic and packed with trams, buses and taxis. But now that those are neatly relocated to the side entrances of the station there are people who feel that the new square is too empty and that it needs a statue. A proposal to move The Destroyed City, the famous sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, provoked a lot of discussions. The main argument against moving it is, in my opinion, that it is currently in the middle of the area destroyed in the 1940 bombing, while the location of the station square is just outside...