In his works on paper Niels often works with a tropical theme. Drawing has always been a way to dream about places he has never visited. In them he can make the impossible possible. He feels like a film director when he draws. Niels works in a variety of analogue and often surprising techniques and media.

He collects inspiration for his works on paper in everyday life. Niels 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.
 
Taking photos of the things he encounters in daily life 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.

'Papaya Paradise'

'Papaya Paradise'

      40 x 50 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink (2015)
      Sold
'Where the ladies at?'

'Where the ladies at?'

      29,7 x 42 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink (2014)
      Sold
'Facade 1'

'Facade 1'

      40 x 50 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink (2015)
      available
'Monkey'

'Monkey'

      58 x 58 cm, charcoal, color pencil, ecoline and bister (2018)
      Sold
'Amazon'

'Amazon'

      78 x 90 cm, Etching and aquatint | edition of 5 (2014)
      2 pieces available
'Piscine'

'Piscine'

      58 x 78 cm, Etching and aquatint, edition of 5 (2015)
      Sold out
'Recall'

'Recall'

      56 x 78 cm, etching and aquatint | edition of 5 (2015)
      2 pieces available
'Wooden Woman'

'Wooden Woman'

      30 x 40 cm, Etching & aquatint | edition of 5 (2014)
      2 pieces available
'Yung orang-utan'

'Yung orang-utan'

      58 x 58 cm, charcoal, color pencil, ecoline and bister (2018)
      Sold
'Youth'

'Youth'

      Watercolors, ecoline and color pencils on paper, 50 x 70cm (2020)
      available
'Youth'

'Youth'

      detail
      2020
'Youth'

'Youth'

      detail
      2020
'Youth'

'Youth'

      detail
      2020
'Monkey Paradise'

'Monkey Paradise'

      40 x 65 cm, ecoline, watercolor and bister (2018)
      Sold
'Riverscene'

'Riverscene'

      29,7 x 42 cm, ecoline, pencil and bister (2015)
      Sold
'Fisher'

'Fisher'

      29,7 x 42 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink (2014)
      available
'Squack get in there!'

'Squack get in there!'

      29,7 x 42 cm, watercolors & ecoline (2015)
      illustration for 'What it seems' chapter 5
'Voiture'

'Voiture'

      20 x 30 cm, watercolors, ecoline and bister (2016)
      Sold
'Palmela'

'Palmela'

      30 x 40 cm, ecoline, gouache and indian ink (2014)
      Sold
'Elevator'

'Elevator'

      29,7 x 42 cm, indian ink (2014)
      available
'Rocket flare'

'Rocket flare'

      30 x 40 cm, indian ink (2015)
      Sold
'Insight'

'Insight'

      30 x 40 cm, indian ink (2015)
      exchanged with Daniela Schwabe
'Dog aka Doug'

'Dog aka Doug'

      29,7 x 42 cm, indian ink (2015)
      available
'Night rider'

'Night rider'

      21 x 29,7 cm, Pencil (2014)
      Sold
'Spirit of eternal youth'

'Spirit of eternal youth'

      29,7 x 42 cm, digital print (2014)
      private collection
'Gloves'

'Gloves'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'Goodmorning'

'Goodmorning'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'Garden'

'Garden'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
'Red bus'

'Red bus'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'Various'

'Various'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'Play'

'Play'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'Beun life'

'Beun life'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'2early'

'2early'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'Habits'

'Habits'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'AMC'

'AMC'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'Maastricht'

'Maastricht'

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils (2017)
      Available as a print
'A good day'

'A good day'

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