Albertus Van Wyk [artcore]
What do you do? How do you define yourself as an artist?
I am an Autodidactic Artist, former dental practician ,with good knowledge and "maitrise" of many materials as: Wax,plaster,resins,alloy's,porçelain, and their elaboration wich gave me a sound basis to consider Art as a natural evolution of my personal cultural lugage.
To express this i created specific alloy's to work with:
Aenors, Spirit of Aenors and working on Aenors Diamagnetic Bronz (Aenors is the alphabetical order of the idiome reason,and my trademark for the alloy's)
What is your message?
Natura Deo Est, Religio Litteratura Est!
Your biography in four lines.
Born in Wilhelmshaven in 1945, raised in Rotterdam until my 5th year,then in Cagnes sur mer until my 14th year, after wich i returned to holland and my fathers Dental clinic where i became a dental practician according to the old methods 'learning in the workshop'.
At 20 years i established my first private dental clinic (in holland it is lawfull for a non dentist to operate such enterprise after a law adopted specifically against/or more precisely to regulate the activity's of my father Jean Van Wyk)
Do you upload your work to the web? If so, where could we see it?
I have a virtual showroom/workshop/pay and refund desk online at:
One of the special conditions under wich i sell my good's is that they have a granted nominal refund value at 36 month's,if returned sound (for he 75€valuetainer75€ also sealed, since it contains also a lottery chance on 200 to win an 11.5Grs Aenors Dreamshare, and have to unseal to play the game)!
This means as far as i am aware i am the first Artist not only granting the value of his work , but offer approximatly 9%interest on a 36 month's investment in my commodity's!
How is an idea born? For you, what is inspiration?
I'ts like 'growing an embryo' from an idea towards the final artefact, trhue meditation,action and material execution.
What role does technology play in your creative process?
the technology comes after i the proces of realisation , the creative proces is intelectual.
What is art?
art is the first material expression of intellect and start's with making,spears,nives, fire, coocking food's to render it more 'digest' ,etc.........
When do you get your best ideas?
Inspiration has not a calendar or clock!
There are some favorable circumstances ,like a peaceful mind, wich is rare in our era where we are "pressed to produce" from birth's to death!
How do you evaluate whether an idea is good or not?
As long as an idea is not harmfull, it might be good!
Three creative ideas that you would have liked to have created?
The Lever,The wheel,The Aenors Art Alloy's
When and how did you begin to see yourself as an artist?
In 1993/4 during a journey of 9 months hermitage in tao new caledonia where i prepared my unique exposition at Gallery Galleria in Noumea (august1994)
Why do so many artists and creators have such volatile personalities?
They are Curious,and therefore 'unapprehensible'
Do you consider yourself postmodern?
No, I consider my self and my artistic work to be 'contemporain'
How should a work of art be evaluated?
By the author alone!
Must an artist reinvent him/herself everyday?
Not until he 'researched' all the issues of his present project, but can to 'decant' allow himself butterflying around elswhere to "clear his mind' wich can lead him to "new path's"
Which artists do you admire and how do they influence your work?
Jesus Crhist for creating and founding the first multinational fundraising edition company!
What do you think about public funding for the arts?
Why not, if freedom of expression is granted ?
Is art necessary?
Do you need OXYGEN?
Does it pain you to let go of a piece you have sold?
they only got the 'item'!
Is a work of art purchased, or is it better said, that it is the artist who is bought?
They own the item with the 'moment of spirituality' in which the item has being 'fabricated'
In art, there is no guide. How do you know what the next step is?
The practice of artefacture and the consequent improvment of skill's and knowledge is a guide in itself !
How do you feel about the fact that the pieces exhibited in contemporary art museums are often of artists already deceased?
Because the artist generally is in advance in his era and therefore considered as a trhead to the 'Established Order' and political correct academical practicionars.
What role have the figures of art dealer, gallery owners, representatives, and intermediaries in general played in your career?
As my close friend G.Gurdjieff would say:
Be Aware of Specialist's, Expert's, and that sort of go betweens If you've nothing new to show they might parasite you on contract!
What types of jobs do you usually do?
How about a blowjob?
Which of your jobs or tasks do you most enjoy?
Cooking ,fucking,drinking,blowing , not necessarily in this order
Do you personally collect any items?
Which websites do you frequently visit?
What advice would you give to those just beginning?
If you think your idea is positive and valid, go for it and persevere!
Did God create the world in seven days, or do you believe in the theory of evolution?
Our world is the consequence of a number of favorable circumstances in a given 'Moment' in the 'universe' as knowen now it's expansive and still going , thinking of our 'world' as something significative in universe is grotesc,conceited,arrogant,stuck-up,bumptius,we are the result of a serial of (happy?)coincidences,fortuitys,casualness!
you may quote me!
To what percentage do you believe in statistics?
That depend's largely on ho ordered and payed for the stuff!
Do you believe many illnesses can be caused by the mind?
Yes , they call them psychosomatic affections!
Do you believe it is true that humans only use 10% of their brain capacity?
Most poeple are to ldle,lazy to use even 10%!
Using the subway without paying, shoplifting: is there excessive tolerance to these small offenses?
No,poor poeple, and we live in a society that has poor poeple among us ,are practicaly forced trhue their circumstances to live like mentionned in the question!
What do you think of the squatter "movement"?
Great as long as not in my unoccupied real estate!
Does brand name influence your buying habits?
Not any more ,now thad i am poor!
Do you think tipping is a good custom?
If you intent to become a regular costumer it's very important in order to get top service!
In other circumstances ,if you've obtained a particularly good treatment it's recommended to stimulate the person to pursuit his good work's!
Are there too many holidays in the work calendar?
No, man must work ,but need also recreation in this chaos we are living in!
Do you think the catastrophism about climate change has been exaggerated?
No, but maybe ; we exaggerated a little bit ,pissing in the soup!
Do you boycott brands if you learn they employ children in third-world countries or harm the environment?
When did you hear about that the last time, it seems to bee totally taboo to speak or 'hear' about that argument and i know no brand thad advertises about it, even the media are quit about this subject!
Do you defend animal experimentation for the development of medicine that can save human lives?
Yes under certain circumstances!
What is your opinion of the rise in popularity of plastic surgery and implants?
modern society suffers of what is called in france "Jeunisme" i dont know how to say it in english!
Personally i am old and ugly henceforth,and i give a shit to'look good'!
Should more limits be established for cars within downtown areas?
Yes because we are indisciplined bastards!
Do extraterrestrials exist?
Are you kidding me, didend you see the first answer, idiot!
Albertus Van Wyk
Rotterdam Living in Cagnes sur Mer. France
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