Niels collects inspiration for his works on paper in everyday life. He likes to wander on his own, following his curiosity and chasing daily life’s beauty and oddities. Being out in the streets or in nature often feels like playing outside for him. He observes the world passing by in a hurry while he is doing something close to… nothing.
 
In the series Sightseeing / side jobs Niels captures oddities on the work floor. Taking photos of the things he encounters at work feels like taking home souvenirs that can be translated into drawings. Over the years Niels has created an archive of these images. By reworking them he tries to create new connections and associations between them. They often start as loose ideas that slowly develop into series. It is only then that they starts to make more sense or form a narrative.

Monkey

Monkey

      charcoal, color pencil, ecoline and bister (2018)
      58 x 58 cm (sold)
Yung orang-utan

Yung orang-utan

      charcoal, color pencil, ecoline and bister (2018)
      58 x 58 cm (sold)
Gloves

Gloves

      pencils (also available as a print)
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
Goodmorning

Goodmorning

      pencils (also available as a print)
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
Piscine

Piscine

      Etching and aquatint (2015)
      58 x 58 cm (sold)
nature

nature

      pencils (also available as a print)
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
amazon

amazon

      Etching and aquatint (2014)
      78 x 90 cm (sold, two pieces still available!)
Paper is made out of wood

Paper is made out of wood

      charcoal, color pencil, ecoline and bister (2018)
      58 x 78 cm
Recall

Recall

      etching and aquatint
      56 x 78 cm (2015)
wooden woman

wooden woman

      Etching and aquatint (2014)
      30 x 40 cm (available in different colours!)
Red bus

Red bus

      pencils (also available as a print)
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
Various

Various

      pencils
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
Play

Play

      pencils (also available as a print)
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
too early

too early

      pencils
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
Work

Work

      pencils (also available as a print)
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
Habits

Habits

      pencils
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
AMC

AMC

      pencils
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
Maastricht

Maastricht

      pencils
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
A good day

A good day

      pencils (also available as a print)
      29,7 x 42 cm (2017)
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