FRANCE 1978 – CURRENTLY BASED IN AMSTERDAM | Raised in a family of artists, musicians and humanitarian activists, my social engagement and passion for art were nurtured from a young age. After graduating cum laude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht in 2003, mastering Monumental Art and cinematography, I travelled a significant part of the world as a cameraman covering journalistic events varying from wars and natural disasters to human interest and music documentaries.

The vast array of intellectual riches I feel I brought back from these travels inspired a versatile and, to me, deeply layered artistic oeuvre.

Using any creative tool available to me, like writing, photography, cinematography, painting, poetry or music, to best convey the stories I need to tell.

I like to see my work as a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk‘, a German term that roughly translates as a ‘synthesis of the arts’ and describes an artwork, design, or creative process where different art forms are combined to create a single cohesive whole.

Humbled to have witnessed my art and exhibitions touching and moving audiences to tears.

My artistic endeavors were nominated and awarded in multiple disciplines, and collectors in several countries own and cherish my art.

Being an artist, to me, is like carrying around a sealed treasure chest filled with beauty while constantly having to look for a way to open it.
When you feel a great poem or painting knocking on the inside of your gut, the artistic process takes over, making you hover somewhere between inspiration and desperation. Leaving you pacing around your studio frantically until you somehow, for a brief moment, manage to crack the code and your works of art can, finally, be free.

Countries I filmed in:

Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Indonesia, Argentina, Monaco, Thailand, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, Cameroon, Libya, Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Japan, Ethiopia, Syria, Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, England, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Bosnia, Serbia, Greece, United States, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Denmark, Iceland. – 2024