Portrait taken around the millennium change. Dutch singer Berget Lewis in my studio in Amsterdam. We were working on her new presentation. Thank you, Berget!
Welcome to the photography exhibition Taipei by Per Eric Jansson, showing in an Amsterdam Gallery Cafe.
“The portrait is the central theme
of Per Eric Jansson’s work.
In recent years he has been working
a lot in Taiwan, portraying a wide range
The pictures in this exhibition
are all from Taipei and the portraits
range from yoga teachers to business
people to performers and actors.”
From 1st of February until 31st of March a series of portraits from Taipei are showing in WG Cafe in Amsterdam.
Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 55
ma t/m do 10:00– 01:00
vr en za 10:00 – 03:00
zo 10:00 – 01:00
Once a protegé of the “Navajo Picasso” RC Gorman, Jim Clark left his native California in 1962 to begin an ongoing inter-continental odyssey. After creating the infamous GALLERI SLUM in Stockholm, he moved to Paris, where he worked for the International Herald Tribune. In London, he worked at Heap Studios Chelsea. His ever-expanding image bank came to include Papuan fetishes, Amazonian feather work, Tantric art and animistic masks, in addition to what his own culture had to offer: Rothko, Klee, Rorschach tests, pixels and spilled TV and computer guts.
Jim Clark’s concepts draw their essence from deep within, by an irrational alchemy, yet are revealed in statements as articulate as they are evocative. Shapes float coherently, juxtaposed according to a mystifying codification and separated by an inescapable void, accentuated by the quasi-heretic use of blacks and whites. The abstract is assaulted by figurative references and the figurative is abstracted. (B Guillet, Lyon)
See some of his work here
台北市電影委員會 Taipei Film Commission is a very active Taiwanese organisation promoting Taiwanese cinema around the world. Also promoting Taiwan as a location for shooting your movie. They just published their book with the 96 most important Taiwanese film actors. One of my pictures from my photo session with Yang Kuei-mei earlier was chosen for the presentation of the actress. I am feeling very proud they of their choice. (picture number 5, bw to the right)
Connie Hsu is a talented violinist from Taiwan. She mastered in music from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2010. Then she returned to Taiwan to pursue a music career.
She is also a very beautiful young woman and a pleasure to work with.
Open studio at Atelier WG artist community in Amsterdam. In my small studio in this community I am showing portraits of Jean-Luc Littière. Jean-Luc became HIV-positive in the the late 1980’s on a trip to the US. Being gay and cooperative and thinking this will not happen to me, he did participate in a research program at the university hospital in Amsterdam to have his blood checked regularly as from 1986. In 1988 he was found to be HIV-positive. In 1998, 10 years later, he developed AIDS and became terminally ill. Being French, on his own, and having no family in the Netherlands, and thus quite alone during his illness, he was not expected to make it for a long time. But somewhere far down during the descent to end of life, he did for some reason turn, and came back up.
When I met him in 2002 he was already recovering very well, walking around the block to the gym using a rollator, and living at home again. He was back in his gym to build up his strength, and that it is where I met him.
In 2002 I portrayed him for the first time and then a couple of times more until 2006 and he shared his life with me as we became friends.
He died in March 2007, in his home, and was found on his couch.
This notion of no matter what happened, he wanted to get back up and build up his strength again, is one side of his character that impressed me. But even stronger was his positive outlook on every day of life and regaining his strengths no matter what. That was feeding his strength. This has really stayed with me in my memory of him.
I still miss him, and will always do.
Please see the facebook page for place, date and time
Together with 23 other photographers in Taiwan we are organising a charity photo exhibition starting on the 16th of May. All the profits from the exhibition will go to Saint Anne’s home for disabled children in Taipei.
See the event on Facebook
Or visit the website http://tepc.weebly.com/ with more information and introduction of the work and the photographers.
Everybody very welcome!
Last summer Arthur came all the way from Sweden to work as an intern at Keystone Communications in Taipei. Arthur is a student in Sweden and aiming for becoming a movie director. Spending time at Keystone and in Asia would broaden his views and take him to a completely new environment.
Lan Xin is a Taiwanese fashion designer working mostly in Taipei. She works a lot for movies and television. I met her through the people at Zuo Yoga and got to take also her portrait. Thank you for participating in my portraits, lanxin!