the artist

ben van der wel

– visual artist, art on paper, silverpoint mostly
– amsterdam-ish
– founding member of dutch artist collective art allies
– spent the greater part of two decades on my knees between dusty antiquarian books
– used to be a local rock band’s mascot and climb rather high trees

– master of arts in johann wolfgang von goethe’s dilettantism theory (university of amsterdam)
– privately schooled in the visual arts by jan van der pol and rien monshouwer (both accomplished artists and former teachers at the royal art academy of the hague)
– obtained typewriting certificate on a remington travel writer