THE QUEST I have started an artistic journey exploring crafts, expressive disciplines, motion, matter, and shape. I won the hollandscholarship and will continue my journey in Japan during the fall this year. Where I got selected to study the art of sculpture at the Zokei University Tokyo. A beautiful opportunity, a long-cherished dream. I will go to Japan to do my research on materials, shapes, and techniques. Exploring
I have started an artistic journey exploring crafts, expressive disciplines, motion, matter, and shape. I won the hollandscholarship and will continue my journey in Japan during the fall this year. Where I got selected to study the art of sculpture at the Zokei University Tokyo. A beautiful opportunity, a long-cherished dream. I will go to Japan to do my research on materials, shapes, and techniques. Exploring Japanese art and culture. After this period I hope to add senses, movement, sound, and interaction to my sculptures.
First, I will go to Japan, study and create. I will work for six months on a solo project, where I occupy Japanese ground with sculptures. Documenting this journey visually and musically.
After this period, I will be influenced, inspired and guided by a Japanese art institute. Growth and experience will be visualized. My stories to come are offered > in the form of the options on the right side of the page.
When you choose an option, highlights of my process will express itself in artwork for you. Your contribution invests in my growth by sponsoring me with the material expenses and the rental costs of equipment at Zokei University. This symbolic gesture will also cover the material cost of your chosen item. Your contribution will boost my productivity and with that my ability to learn their craft and gain knowledge of more material. This journey will express itself through my art. This is what I want to bring back, offer and give for your support.
My name is Hizkia Pepijn Jansen (23)
I study illustration and autonomous practices since 2014 at the Willem de Kooning, Rotterdam. Here I have gained the freedom to explore my expression. And developed myself in a wide range of disciplines.
When I discovered the energy that creates sculptures, my next steps became more vivid. I felt goosebumps over my body and knew what I had to do. I knew that I had to dive deeper into this form of creating. I had to become better at this, and began looking for more expertise' s and guidance on craft.
The next step for me now is going abroad and placing myself in a new environment to experiment, discover and create. I want to discover traditional and modern materials and learn from craftsmen how they sculpt. So, I searched and found Zokei University where they offer 26 Japanese sculptors to guide me, discipline me and to teach me their methods. They offer ten workplace warehouses to sculpt. Hidden inside a forest, on the edge of Hachioji, Tokyo.
I want to continue training my mind to be calmly focused and create. To train my eye to observe, analyze critically and gain a deeper understanding of light and matter. I want to train my body to absorb the environment and directly create out of this source. I'm very curious about what this new setting will do to my art. I want to challenge and enrich myself as a human being with the experience of an ambitious journey.
I'm deeply passionate about gaining skills to express and create freely. I'm studying crafts, through autonomous ways of self-study, to have a solid base of experiences to give high-quality art. I love this exploring process of finding and researching my visual language. To give shape to my thoughts, motions, emotions and that of others. To innovate within and translate the metaphors I perceive. My visual language communicates with my inner and outer world, I study to make both worlds beautiful.
To express my intention as intended, I need to follow a certain tradition to understand the artistic path that others have walked, and from that point decide which way it has to go. Therefore, I will follow the teachings of Japanese craftsmen to give me knowledge about their practice. I believe in their sense of beauty. I want to get inspired and guided. I want to reach a certain professionality and prepare myself for my bigger ambitions.
For the last five years, I have been working in my studio on my projects, playing music, painting, writing, creating drawings, clothing, and sculptures. Digital art and moving images. The first raw attempt of expressing my artistic vision. This was a period of experiment and self-exploration, exercises to be freed from fear, gain skill and understanding. I discovered my work-methods, and ways to stay inspired and productive.
Join me! let's try to reach the highest potential of this sculptural journey. Play this game of investing in growth with me, and receive a personal artwork. These will showcase the progression, the inspiration, the vision, and my gratitude.
I will try to make little films about whom I meet and about what I see, discover, learn, and get inspired by. films about how, where, why and what I create. I want to express my way of seeing and share my perspective on art and Japan. I want to compare work ethic and work methods because I am interested in how this translates their philosophy.
I will try to keep you updated with any process and activities on social media.
I have received the Holland Scholarship to partly fund my material cost; material that I use are for example wood, clay, rocks, and resins. plastic, metal, plaster, and paper. Paint, prints, fabric, and pencils.
I will gain skills and will share these at the WDKA as a workshop to allow others to discover the realms of sculpture.
If you can recommend me places to visit, people to meet, any bits of advice, tips, tricks or own experiences please contact me.
Maria Mombers25-07-2019 07:45
Heel veel succes en plezier Pepijn!
Hans en Patricia21-07-2019 16:11
Vinden het leuk om een bijdrage te leveren aan de passie van Pepijn. Wij denken dat Japan een goede keuze is en veel inspiratie zal geven
Erica en Rob20-07-2019 19:43
Wij geloven in Pepijn😀