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

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

Yung orang-utan

      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
Paper is made out of wood

Paper is made out of wood

      58 x 78 cm, charcoal, color pencil, ecoline and bister
      2018
wooden woman

wooden woman

      30 x 40 cm, Etching & aquatint | edition of 5
      2014 *2 pieces available
Gloves

Gloves

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
Goodmorning

Goodmorning

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
nature

nature

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

Red bus

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
Various

Various

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
Play

Play

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
too early

too early

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
Work

Work

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
Habits

Habits

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
AMC

AMC

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
Maastricht

Maastricht

      29,7 x 42 cm, pencils | available as a print
      2017
A good day

A good day

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