Timothy de Graaf

What, Where? All Entrepreneurs
Art / graphics
the Netherlands
Media

from his website:

"Visual artist Timothy de Graaf (born in Melbourne ) expresses himself in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing, cartoons, murals (wall paintings) and film.While studying arts at the Minerva Academy in Groningen (NL), his work developed in the direction of the figurative arts. As a result of his hearing loss, he is very visually oriented. He loves figuration.

Visualisation and mobility are important ways for him to express himself.In his work, his fascination for hands and Signs always emerges.This has partly to do with his belonging to the world of Sign Language, which he has had to learn from early on and which he uses with his family and friends. It is a world other than that of sound. His work is an alternative and innovative interpretation of his senses, where movement is one of the main features. De Graaf has a passion for drawing. He is inspired by the strokes of Rembrandt and uses a similar palette in his paintings. The human body is a rewarding subject in his work. The freedom of its movement and the fact that the body can express emotion and feelings without the need for

His work is an alternative and innovative interpretation of his senses, where movement is one of the main features. De Graaf has a passion for drawing. He is inspired by the strokes of Rembrandt and uses a similar palette in his paintings. The human body is a rewarding subject in his work. The freedom of its movement and the fact that the body can express emotion and feelings without the need for words, makes it a popular theme.His curiosity has led to his wide development in sculpture, cartoons and film. De Graaf is working as a filmmaker at The Welfare Foundation for the Deaf in Amsterdam (SWDA). He is responsible for the camera work and editing for the Deaf Talkshow ‘Hand on the table’ (HOT) and Amsterdam Visual News (AVN), a succesfull monthly report series which is of great importance for the Deaf community.

He created the film ‘Wild Dogs’. The broad orientation of this artist has made him capable of delivering a product from the beginning to the end, meaning he elaborates scenarios, makes storyboards, directs, works with HD cameras and self-assembles.

As a cartoonist, Timothy De Graaf created two comics, published by SWDA, and various tear off calendars with drawings of Signs."

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