ABOUT
Toon Van Ishoven is an Antwerp, Belgium based visual artist/designer. He creates murals, paintings, graphic and audiovisual designs. He makes original, free art as well as commissioned pieces. He likes switching between solo-work and teaming-up with theatre directors, writers, choreographers, fellow-artists etc.
"Life is a fairground, i like being challenged and getting new ideas by trying out new attractions."
MURALS
I love making murals: Each wall or space influences the content i choose for it. I like integrating the specific shape or architectural features of a building, a pillar or an interior space into my design. My painting technique consists of about 2/3 of brushwork and 1/3 of spraycans and/or airbrush. It allows me to give the piece a substantial level of realism and a 3-dimensional feel.
'The Fight'
mural for Treepack / Tizarte: 3D street-art festival
Monkey #1
mural for PillaAr12 street art happening
'Tour Elentrik'
street art for Treepack / 'Tour Elentrik' Brasschaat
'Tour Elentrik'
street art for Treepack / 'Tour Elentrik' Brasschaat
'Aquatopia'
mural for Aquatopia, public aquarium
Bathroom mural
acrylics & airbrush
'Feel fit'
Indoor mural for 'Feel Fit' training center, Averbode
'Five monkeys'
Indoor mural for art supply and framing shop
PAINTINGS
I always turn back to painting. There's a special feeling about applying paint to canvas, about getting in a flow when your eyes and hands work together in observing and interpreting forms and colors influenced by light. Subject-wise, they often are 'pictures of pictures': by starting from image-material that already is a representation of something else the painting creates a "visual shift" in the viewer's perception. Painting something that's artficial, like a doll or a movie-still photograph, often gives the painting a very specific kind of realism. Something between real and not real.
Gogo #1
oil on canvas - 60 x 80 cm
Captain America
alkyd on canvas - 40 x 60 cm
The Plot
alkyd on canvas - 40 x 60 cm
Bambi
oil on canvas - 60 x 80 cm
The Plot
alkyd on canvas - 40 x 60 cm
Fireman
oil on canvas - 60 x 80 cm
MULTIMEDIA
Through the years i've explored many visual disciplines. I've explored the visual and theatrical potential of videoprojection. I've made stage designs teaming up with stage directors, choreographers, writers, fellow artists etc. and often find myself doing stuff i've never done before, like constructing a 6m high, manoeuvrable giant out of willow branches.
'Contios'
design and construction
'Kijk eens wat ik kan'
stage design & projection visuals
'Homo Domesticus'
interactive video-installation
'Don Juan'
stage design & projection visuals
Video mapping
audiovisual show
Tom Lanoye
projection visuals
Contact
Got a wall or space to spare?
Want something awesome on it?
Need original illustrations or a logo
to support your concept?
Send me a message.
Toon Van Ishoven
De Braekeleerstraat 10, 2018 Antwerpen
Phone: +32 (0)496 24 45 45
E-mail: artoon@telenet.be
All photo and video materials belong to their owners and are used for demonstration purposes only. Please do not use them in commercial projects.
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