Jens Bommezij

Jens Bommezij
Spreeuwenplaag
2016
woodcut
16 x 25 cm
Uitzonderlijke kauwtjes
2016
woodcut
16 x 25 cm
Fruitbomenbloesems
2009
linosnede / papier / haiku
16 x 16 cm
De nacht loopt ten eind
2009
linosnede / papier / haiku
16 x 16 cm

My work mainly concerns nature. Raised on the Dutch coast (Bergen aan Zee) I became familiar with the birds above the foam heads of the North Sea, snails, crustaceans, jellyfish along the tide line, and, higher up in the dunes, even more feathered and four-legged friends. I also became fascinated by the amazing ever-changing light above the horizon. It turned out to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for my artistry, for my poetry! Love for this planet is more important than ever in this age of consumerism and pollution!

This is also a time in which modern digital techniques become more and more common in the arts. Although initially I saw the computer as a great promise in the visual arts at the beginning of my career and I even finished a 2-year training in computer generated graphics, I soon found out that this was not my cup of tea. Too distant, too clean. It made me realize that I have much more affinity with pencil, paint, chisels, brushes etc. Being a master of analogue graphic techniques gave me a lot more satisfaction than a Photoshop course. I experience more connection with my subject via a traditional artisanal way of working than when I sit with a mouse behind a screen. I certainly do not want to use the word superior, but I am proud of my place within this tradition.

Jens Bommezij
Spreeuwenplaag
2016
woodcut
16 x 25 cm
Uitzonderlijke kauwtjes
2016
woodcut
16 x 25 cm
Fruitbomenbloesems
2009
linosnede / papier / haiku
16 x 16 cm
De nacht loopt ten eind
2009
linosnede / papier / haiku
16 x 16 cm