Enfant Terrible Productions
Enfant Terrible web gallery
Welcome to the Enfant Terrible web gallery. Here I will present the work of visual artists and graphic designers I think are interesting and relevant. The focus is on contemporary artists and designers who's work can be seen in the tradition of modernism, abstract expressionism and postmodernism. By doing this I do not reject tradition... instead I showcase, cherish and continue a tradition in modern art that I think is (still) essential to understand the world around us. Next to that there is of course the strong link with the music I put out on Enfant Terrible. The music and art world have been split up for the most part in the field I am active in... which was not always the case. The aim is to bring these together again into one world of artistic creativity.
The artists I showcase here have a link with the Enfant Terrible activities, or at least the aim is to get them involved in my other fields of action. I hope you will be as much inspired by these artists here as I am...
-see here for Kelly Correll Brown - Something old and something new...
-see here for Bert Scholten - VAL
Hans de Wolf- Untitled
Hans de Wolf - Wood carving / Animation / Music
Hans de Wolf is a Dutch visual artist and musician. Mythology and folklore has always been a main inspiration for him. In the overpopulated city life of today these ancient symbols seem very relevant again. Through his work he tries to connect the mental with the material world.
When asked to make an a cassette tape for Enfant Terrible with a small artwork to accompany the music and to prepare a showcase of his work in the webgallery he was initially particularly pleased with this way to show his work to the outside world. Yet one element confused him: why hell on a cassette tape?
Here are his thoughts that followed and led to the realization of the project:
would indeed be nice. But
all my music is
recorded on the computer. So
it will be digital music converted to analog tape. A poetic process,
We wander in an absurd materialistic world where we only have to look for our own rituals. My animation 'Ketelgeesten' certainly has a ritual character. Here I let myself be inspired by the animistic myths of the Eskimos. The souls of humans, animals and matter flow into each other in the movements of life and death and beyond...
Here is some information about the art piece / tape object:
The tape is a six track piece of otherworldly ritual music, weird archaic folk and lo-fi ambient rattlings... each tape comes with a small drawing on birch bark... perfectly made to fit in the cassette case... all pieces of birch bark come with the same visualisation but are unique due to the nature of the material on which the drawing is made by hand... the tapes comes in a limited numbered edition of 40 copies...
Here is the animation "Ketelgeesten"... part of the soundtrack is featured on the tape...
Here is one track from the tape...
And... here are some pieces of birch bark with drawings on it...