September 2013 "The Daily Mood Of Bert van Wijk"

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December, 12th 2012 "JUNGLE TALES"

The 21st of december the book "Jungle Tales" will be presented in "La Casa Azul Bookstore" in New York City.

Jungle Tales (Cuentos de la Selva) is a collection of eight short stories by Uruguayan writer and naturalist Horacio Quiroga that was published to enormous success in 1918. To this day children in elementary schools across all Latin America read this book as a part of their curriculum.

In these stories, Horacio Quiroga captures the magic of the jungle, which is the scene of great and exciting adventures illuminated by nature in all its splendor. A place where snakes throw glamorous parties with flamingoes, stingrays join forces to fight off man-eating jaguars, and a giant tortoise carries a wounded man on its shell for hundreds of kilometers to bring him to safety.

Jeff zorilla has done an amzing job translating these stories to english and I'm super happy to have had the oppurtunity to illustrate the book, it's been a dream come true!

Publishing Jungle Tales has been possible thanks to the invaluable support of many people and funded through Kickstarter.

December 21st at 6PM
La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E. 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
(between Lexington & Park Ave, steps away from the 6 train - 103rd street stop)

www.facebook.com/jungletalesquiroga

You can preorder the book right here.


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October, 02nd 2012 "NOW I'M HERE"

The last couple of months I've been working on abstract black and white drawings investigating form, texture and patterns. These drawings will be exhibited in the IDRAWALOT gallery in Berlin from the 4th till the 27th of October and I will also present the book NOW I'M HERE which shows the development of my work over the last 2 years.

To get your hands on one of the books click here.

Idrawalot
Boddinstrasse 60 - 12053, Berlin
Opening October 4th 2012, 19:00
Shows runs till October 27th 2012

www.facebook.com/idrawalot

For more info just contact me!

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July, 5th 2012 "ANIMAL"

I'm very happy the Gallery "Frichez nous la paix" has invited me to exhibit my work during the "Give me a wall so I can escape" festival in Paris, France. I'll be showing new paintings and drawings under the title "Animal", the opening will be the 11th of July at 19:00 and I'll be painting a wall inside the gallery as well. The work will be on display from the 11th until the 15th of july, during that time I'll be in the gallery, so come on by!

Galerie Frichez nous la paix
22bis rue Déyonez - 75020 Paris
Opening 11.07.2012 at 19H
Open from 11th - 15th of July from 14:30 - 19:30

www.lafriche.fr

For more info just contact me!


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June, 27th 2012 "Silence Is A Lie"

As of tomorrow the 28th of June I'll be exhibitng a new paiting at the "Silence Is a lie" exhibition in Landberger Allee 77, Berlin, Germany. This exhibition showcases some great (urban)artists from all over the world and I'm very proud to show one of my pieces in such a cool environrment. The opening is the 28th of June at 19:00 and the exhibition will last until the 30th of September 2012 so you'll have plenty of time to see some great works. For more info please visit the website: www.silenceisalie.com and I hope to see you there!
 

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May, 29th 2012 "New Paintings"

Last month I've been working on some new paintings which are a bit smaller and more intimate but I'll also be working on a bigger one which I hope to present on the "Silence Is A Lie" exhibition the 28th of June. For more information just send me an e-mail to: bert@bertvanwijk.com.

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March, 06th 2012 "New Website"

It took a bit longer then expected but I completely restyled my website so please click around and check out all the new artwork!

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October, 18th 2011 "Voodoo Market 5th-edition"

Saturday the 22nd of October I'll be exhibiting my work and hopefully doing some live painting from 11:00 till 19:00 at the funky Voodoo Market in ChezJacki (An der Schillingbrücke, 10243 Berlin).

The market is a mix of design,vintage, art, hairdressers, tatoo, music and food. It's going to be great so come and take a look!

For more information about the market and participating artists click here.

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October, 12th 2011 "Stroke Artfair"
From the 14th till the 16th of october artists from all around the world gather in Berlin for the Stroke Artfair. This Fair shows what is happening in the art world at the moment. There will be exhibitions and live-painting sessions. Together with Team Agentina I will exhibit my latest work.

For more information please visit www.stroke02.com and I hope to see you there!

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August, 4th 2011 "Spätkauf Kunst Aktion 02"

This Saturday (August 6) a bunch of illustrators will paint on windows at local Spätkaufs / nightshops in Berlin (Neukölln and Kreuzberg). It'll be fun, even when it's gonna rain >> mad paint drip effects for that classic 2006 urban street art feel.

More info here: spaetkaufkunstaktion.net

Flyer by Funny Fun with Guillaume!

I'll be messing up a window as well. Fingers crossed!

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June, 8th 2011 "KingBin-Caramelo"

Daniel Carrion or "El Reinventor" is a Colombian designer who lives and works in Berlin. One of his designs is the "KingBin"; a rocking chair made out of recycled barrels. I was really excited when he asked me to intervene one of these barrels for his latest show and I think the result is pretty cool!

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March, 28th 2011 "Pictoplasma"

The people from Inkygoodness have organised a funky international exhibition for one of the most important festivals on illustration and animation,
the 2011 Pictoplasma Festival.

Over 35 international artists were asked to paint a CHARACTER TOTEM which will be exhibited in the Neurotitan Gallery during the festival and I'm very proud to be one of the artists to paint a totem!

So if you're in Berlin between the 6th and 11th of april drop on by and if you're not in Berlin...COME TO BERLIN and drop on by. All information you need is in the flyer below, so come and see!