The artwork prior to 1995 covers a period of 10 years.
My first artwork was inspired by artists of the '70s who worked with airbrush. Combined with influences from my work in the graphics industry and my interest in astronomy and sience fiction I made a series of spraypainted work creating images by masking areas.
Eventually the work became more "free" and inspired by Sigmar Polke and David Salle, exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum, I started painting layered images .These layered images paved the way for the Soap & Suspence series later in the '90s.
With help from graphic artist Frank Lodeizen I learned a masking technique he called Batik. It was based on the Indonesian Batik techniques but performed in an other more impulsive way. The result was a very graphic image resembling stencil art. Because of the use of black ink and the often politically inspired subject matter ( '90s Gulf war, Yugoslavia ,world pollution,animal hunting) it was the "darkest" work I ever produced but for me represented the chaotic post Cold War zeitgeist.