Twit2art

It’s been a while, so: an update

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on June 20, 2011

There’s been some tweeting about Twit2art lately by @katia_a, @theonehitwonder, @ntone and @steffest. One question that popped up: how about a Twit2art exhibition?

Personally I think it may be really tough to organise. To begin with, the Twit2art paintings are spread all over the world:

Belgium: 34
USA: 6
The Netherlands: 5
UK: 5
Switzerland: 3
Australia: 1
Ireland: 1
Canada: 1
Brazil: 1

In total there are 57 Twit2art artworks out there (you might remember I skipped #50).

Of course, most of them are in Belgium, but I’m not even sure if all of the 34 Belgian paintings would actually make it to the exhibition. A solution for the absent paintings could be (as suggested by @steffest) a videostream. But maybe a framed picture will also do :)

Other news:
– It’s still possible to order a Twit2art artwork. Currently at a very reasonable 59 euro :)
– Recently started the Art Spammers project.
– I also noticed I didn’t put Twit2art #56, #57 and #58 online. I’ll take care of it.

New here? Read this first.

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on March 9, 2009

Is this your first time here? Than read this first, if you want to know what the Twit2art art project is all about.

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Launching Endless Mantra

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on March 9, 2009

Endless Mantra is a new artwork I launched yesterday. Endless Mantra exists only online and is largely based on collaboration. Every 5 minutes, it will publish an anonymous message. These messages come from you, and everybody else who likes to join in. See it as a public place to let of steam, to make confessions, to gossip, whatever. Anonymously if you will.

There are two ways to send in messages to Endless Mantra, via email and via Twitter. All info about the what and how of Endless Mantra is here.

UPDATE 2009/10/02: Apparently I was breaking Twitter’s terms of service. They deleted the @endlessmantra account.

Making of “Kiddo”

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on January 19, 2009

Here are some pictures to illustrate the making of  Kiddo, in case you’re interested.

Step 1, take a blank canvas:

Making of "Kiddo", step 1

Step 2, bring on the transfer:

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Kiddo

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on January 18, 2009

You might remember I sponsored the Brussel Girl Geek Dinner #8 with a commissioned artwork. Sigrid won it. Her painting was already finished quite a while ago, but it wasn’t easy to find a date to arrange the delivery. Until today. May I introduce to you, “Kiddo”:

Kiddo

Title: Kiddo
Artist: Jan Leenders
Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2008

Some detail shots:

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Skipping #50

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on October 16, 2008

No more replies to my mails, no payment received, so I’m skipping #50.

And the winner is …

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on October 10, 2008

Yesterday I went to the Brussels Girl Geek Dinner in Vooruit Gent. Had nice chats with the geeky girls and some of their sacochen. As you might remember, I co-sponsored the event. And the winner is:

Sigrid! Who, by the way, ordered Twit2art #29 a while ago.
Oh, and did I mention Auction Art #1 is currently up for sale ;)

Launching Auctionart.be

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on September 22, 2008

Today I’m launching a new art project: Auctionart.be. I have to admit the concept is not as exciting as Twit2art, but at least now I can paint what I want :) Anyway, go and check it out.

Sponsoring Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #8

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on September 17, 2008

I’ll be sponsoring the next Brussels Girl Geek Dinner (on October 9th in Ghent) with a commissioned artwork. Read all about it here.

Commissioned artwork for Baqmar

Posted in Chit chat by Jan Leenders on September 16, 2008

A while ago Tom (from Twit2art #47) asked if I wanted to make three paintings for the Baqmar Conference in December. Each of the speakers will receive a painting as a gift. Of course I agreed, I like to paint, you know. This is what they wanted:

– A small painting
– Two main characters: the Baqmar mascots “Baqman” and “Baqmadam”
– The text “Innovation through exploration”, which is the conference theme.

Here’s one of the three paintings I made:

Innovation Through Exploration #1

Title: Innovation Through Exploration #1
Artist: Jan Leenders
Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24 cm, 2008