Our trips

The Jaunt #028

Artist: Graphic Surgery

Destination: Talinn, Estonia

Dates: 6 - 11 October, 2016



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Destination: Talinn, Estonia
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Estonia is the most northern country of the Baltics, bordering the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. Just like Latvia, which we visited for trip #003, it has been part of the former Soviet Union, and only regained independence back in 1991. The country is dotted with castles, churches, hilltop fortresses, and of course deserted Russian military sites. Amongst them a huge amphitheater, a Sea Fortress Prison, a missile hangar, and last but not least a Submarine Base. Perfect playgrounds for explorations and clandestine murals.



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Artist: Graphic Surgery
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Graphic Surgery consists of Gysbert Zijlstra and Erris Huigens, who both live and work in Amsterdam. Their work has undeniable and immediately recognizable roots in the industrial and urban landscape. Steel structures, temporary scaffolding and construction cranes are symbols of the endless and ever-developing city life. As no other, Graphic Surgery knows how to transform these symbols into their own visual language with stark and direct compositions.

More work of Graphic Surgery can be found on their website: www.graphicsurgery.nl



The screenprint
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The Jaunt prides itself in creating high quality, handmade screen prints. All of our prints are printed in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Each print is only available in an edition of 50 pieces, and is personally signed and numbered by the artist.

Details about the print:
Paper: 250 grams revive paper
Colors: Maximum of three colours
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Expected delivery: Second week of November

The Jaunt #027

Artist: Hyland Mather

Destination: Haifa, Israel

Dates: 5 - 11 September, 2016



Order your Jaunt Forma artwork right now
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Ordering a Jaunt Forma artwork is done in three really easy steps

1. In the form below, pick your postage location.
2. Click the big 'BUY NOW' button and make the transaction through Paypal.
3. That's it. Sit back and enjoy the trip.

(Please note, this is a Jaunt Forma trip, the end result is not a screen print, but a three dimensional object.)

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Destination: Haifa, Israel
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Haifa is one of the many beautiful cities of Israel. Only a short distance from Tel Aviv, it is located in the northern part of the country, nestled in between the Bay of Haifa and the Mount Carmel National Park. The most recognizable landmark of Haifa is easily the stunning Baha’i Gardens, with its meticulously manicured terraced garden. Meanwhile, the underground of the city are bustling with life. The influential graffiti crew Broken Fingaz basically runs the town, and has got their hands in all the exciting happenings, least to mention Haifa Kartel. A multi-level street art, music and art space housed in an abandoned boat hangar



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Artist: Hyland Mather
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Under the moniker of ‘The Lost Object’, Hyland Mather claims objects and pieces of wood found in the city streets, urban wastelands, dirt paths and any other place in between, in order to create layered sculptures and installations that breathe spontaneity. Digging through an old pile of discarded pieces to repurpose them to create another unique and captivating pile of his own.

More work of Hyland Mather can be found on his website: www.thelostobject.com


About the Jaunt Forma artwork
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The Jaunt Forma prides itself in creating high quality, handcrafted artworks. This particular artwork will be created by the artist himself. The exact shape or form is not yet known, neither are the dimensions. Due to the time consuming creation process we have scheduled up to 2,5 months for delivery. In the mean time, we will keep you up to date with the progress through our newsletter.


Details:
Type: Woodcraft artwork
Dimensions: To be determined
Delivery: Last week of October, 2016.

The Jaunt #026

Artist: The Things We Are

Destination: Moscow, Russia

Dates: 4 - 10 August, 2016

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Destination: Moscow, Russia
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Russia, and in particular Moscow speaks to anybody’s imagination. From the Kremlin to the Russian bathhouses, from Lenin’s Mausoleum to the St Basil Cathedral, from the Red Square to the Komsomolskaya subway station. From Gorky Park to the Tretyakov Gallery, from the Bolshoi Theatre to the Pushkin Museum. Moscow has a distinct beauty to it’s heritage, architecture and art history. A beauty that will undoubtedly inspire beautiful drawings.



A little word from The Things We Are
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“I am almost ashamed about the presumptions I had about Moscow and Russia before the trip. I expected a cold, grim, and somewhat hostile city where it would be hard to make connections with anyone. But really, I couldn’t have been further from the truth. I was instead positively surprised by all that Moscow had to offer. I had the luck of having two very nice guides who showed me around. They told me a lot about the city and showed me things that I wouldn’t have found by myself. I felt the city to be so alive and vibrant, everybody was outside and the city goes on for 24/7. That tells a lot about a city if you ask me.

The sheer size of everything has been made to impress and make you feel humble. From the avenues, the buildings and the statues to the impressive parks. They have used so much effort to show their greatest achievements and heroes, and you just feel small compared to it all. But there is another side to the story, as a lot of it is just exterior. It seems like things are xed in a very short-term kind of way, but a new coat of paint doesn’t make a building last. Everything looks to be in good shape, but you only need to scratch a little bit under the surface to see through it. Old soviet ats, once a symbol for order and greatness now seem to be nearly falling apart while people are still living in them. To me, there is a beauty to this contrast. A beauty, which I’ve referred to in my print as well. It’s all a facade, a big stage to a story they try to tell, but behind the curtains, that’s where the real story is told.”


The screenprint
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The last prints of this edition are available now in our Print Archive at thejaunt.tictail.com.

The Jaunt #025

Artist: Remed

Destination: La Gomera, Canary Islands

Dates: 16 - 22 June, 2016

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Destination: La Gomera, Canary Islands
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When you say the Canary Islands, you think of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Beautiful islands, although mostly consumed by mass tourism. La Gomera is one of the smaller Canary Islands and has been described as the island that mass tourism forgot about”. The island is donned with hiking trails across craggy volcanic mountains. The Garajonay National Park is named after the rock formation of Garajonay which is the highest point of the island, and supplies a stellar view over the island.



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Artist: Remed
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Remed’s first moves into the art world date back to 1995, when he discovered the art of painting inside a atelier in Lille France. For a long time he worked solely inside, taking refuge in the privacy and quietness of his room or studio. After due time, his desire to share and show his work led him to work on the streets, and this is most likely where you have encountered one of his many murals. With simple yet effective shapes and composition Remed draws you into his work, to introduce you to his emotions, feelings and evolution of thoughts. As Remed says it best himself: “I live what I feel, I paint what I live”

More examples of Remed’s work can be found on his website; www.remed.es



The screenprint
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The Jaunt prides itself in creating high quality, handmade screen prints. All of our prints are printed in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Each print is only available in an edition of 50 pieces, and is personally signed and numbered by the artist.

Details about the print:
Paper: 250 grams revive paper
Colors: Maximum of three colours
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Expected delivery: First week of August

The Jaunt #024

Artist: Sigrid Calon

Destination: Shanghai, China

Dates: 23 - 30 May, 2016

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Destination: Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, or as the locals call it, ‘Hu’, is with a population of 24,2 million people enormous by all standards. Just for comparison, New York City will account for about 8,5 million. Situated by the Yangtze River, the city serves as the most influential economic and financial hub in East China, with extensive international trade and a rich cultural heritage. The city has a long history in silk, textiles and embroidery, dating back to the end of the Ming dynasty in 1664.



A little word from Sigrid Calon
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“I was very curious about China, this enormous country and its completely different culture. Before leaving I didn’t have any concrete expectations, but rather a lot of curious questions. What does it mean to move around in a city with so many people? Is there still something left of the old culture and traditions in a city that has ‘exploded’ in the past twenty years, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down?

The grandeur of Shanghai is undeniable. The never-ending skyline, the huge amount of buildings filled with apartments for all of the people in the city. There is a lot of everything. There are countless photo opportunities at every corner, but I mostly found the beauty in the details and the situations in the older and poorer neighborhoods. Strange and special materials, forms and colors in abundance. Above all what stood out to me were all the strong contrasts, rich/poor, old/new, east/west, industrial/craftsmanship, order/chaos.

I feel a kinship between the Chinese signs and the abstract visual language I have created in my own work. Inspired by the tradition of Chinese calligraphy, I have for the first time added hand drawn elements into this print. The multitude and repetition of the elements refer back to the endless blocks of buildings stretching far beyond the horizon. The gradient in the back is referring to the grey skies, colored either by fog or pollution, I couldn’t quite tell. The colors, with my own twist, are some of the most important and used colors in Shanghai.”



The screenprint
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This print is completely sold out.

The Jaunt #023

Artist: Nigel Peake

Destination: Scilly Isles, United Kingdom

Dates: 17 - 23 April, 2016

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Destination: Scilly Isles, United Kingdom
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Located at the very southernmost tip, The Scilly Isles are a unique place within the United Kingdom. This collection of islands, of which St Mary’s is the largest with almost 2000 inhabitants, it’s most likely the only place you’ll find a hint of tropical in the United Kingdom. Due to the location it has one of the mildest climates, sometimes even sub-tropical. The presence of the North Atlantic current means they rarely have frost or snow, giving way for the flowers to prosper. All in all, the Scilly Isles are a unique place to discover and explore.



A little word from Nigel Peake
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“6 days, 40 hours of traveling to get to and return from, 4 taxis, 4 trains, 2 boats, 3 ferries, 3 different sleeping places, and 102 km walked, 2 days of sunshine, 2 days of gales, 1 day of fog, 3 islands, 66 pages drawn on, 5 pages written on.

Islands are uncanny places. They can be difficult to get to and tricky to return from. The Isles of Scilly have many sides, wild and tame, colourful and monochrome, loud and quiet. I did not have any expectations, which is the beautiful thing about the unknown. I did no research and so I found things by mistake or by seeing and then walking to it. Following things in the distance, outcrops or inlets, signal towers or light houses. When I got to where I was going I would then just sit and look out into the far.It is not my nature to be instant in reaction to a place, I like to be slow especially when I am trying to figure out what I am going to make.

The gentleness of the strong wind, the quietness of the night and the strength of the sea. The distance of the sea.”



The screenprint
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Only a handful of prints are still available from this release. Visit our Print Archive at thejaunt.tictail.com for more information.

The Jaunt #022

Artist: Lennard Kok

Destination: Dublin, Ireland

Dates: 16 - 21 March, 2016

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Destination: Dublin, Ireland
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“Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub,” was once mused in Ulysses (the classic novel from James Joyce), we interpret it as a guarantee of always having a great time there. Mix in St. Patricks Day on the 17th of March and Rugby weekend – and everything is set for a great trip, perfect for getting right into the Irish essence and see Dublin in all it’s glory.



A little word from Lennard Kok
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“Before leaving for Ireland, a friend told me to make sure to travel outside of Dublin, and see more of the country. One of the trips I made took me to the beautiful village of Howth. It has long, stretching views with clear blue water where you can see the seals swimming between the boats in the harbour. On my last day I also visited the Wicklow Mountains, which was equally impressive. The beautiful colours of the natural scenery really stood out for me. The thing that made the biggest impression on me was the painting ‘Before the Start’ by Jack B. Yeats, which I saw at the National Gallery of Ireland.

The painting by Yeats only uses very few subtle suggestions of space, while putting together a compelling story in one painting. This particular painting ‘Before The Start’ is about horse racing, a subject Yeats often captured in his paintings. At the same time, in almost every place I had lunch or a beer the horse races where shown on the television. It’s completely integrated in the cultural heritage of Ireland. What really struck me was how the horse is the show piece, but at the same time in almost every race I watched, one of the horses stumbles and falls over an obstacle. This juxtaposition actually really resonates with my work, the intersection between human interaction and failure ”



The screenprint
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Only a handful of prints are still available from this release. Visit our Print Archive at thejaunt.tictail.com for more information.

The Jaunt #021

Artist: Scott Albrecht

Destination: Masaya, Nicaragua

Dates: 17 - 23 February, 2016



This edition is sold out! If you wish to be on a reserve list, in case of a cancellation please let us know at info@thejaunt.net

(Please note, this is a Jaunt Forma trip, the end result is not a screen print, but a three dimensional object.)

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Destination: Masaya, Nicaragua
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Masaya, is the third biggest city of Nicaragua, and only about half an hour away from the capital Managua. Masaya is known as the cradle of Nicaraguan Folklore, and it is the very heart of Nicaraguan handicrafts. At The Mercardo de Artesanias, you can find a wide selection of woodcarvings and other crafts. Meanwhile the city of Masaya is located at the foot of the active Masaya Volcano, and right next to the Apoyo Lake, making it for a unique location. Aside from visiting Masaya Scott is planning a short retreat to Corn Island, a tropical island just of the east coast of Nicaragua, because why not?



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Artist: Scott Albrecht
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The charm of working in wood lies in the inherited character of the wood. Each piece has a unique weight and tangibility to it. Composed in the work of Scott Albrecht, these pieces of wood become a carefully constructed artwork. Although Scott Albrecht’s works with pen and ink, collage and other mediums, woodworking forms the base of his portfolio. Handcrafting intricate wood works which he uses as a way to record the times he’s experiencing at that particular moment. Scott Albrecht lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and can’t wait to take a break from the New York winter

More examples of Scott’s work can be found on his website; www.scottalbrecht.com



About the artwork
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The Jaunt prides itself in creating high quality, handcrafted artworks. This particular artwork will be created by the artist himself, in his studio in New York. The exact shape or form is not yet known, neither are the dimensions. Due to the time consuming creation process we have scheduled 2,5 months for delivery. In the mean time, we will keep you up to date with the progress through our newsletter.


Details:
Type: Woodcraft artwork
Dimensions: To be determined
Delivery: Second week of May, 2016.
This edition is sold out! If you wish to be on a reserve list, in case of a cancellation please let us know at info@thejaunt.net

The Jaunt #020

Artist: Tim Biskup

Destination: Caye Caulker, Belize

Dates: 19 - 25 January, 2016

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Destination: Caye Caulker, Belize
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Belize is a fascinating country, with a history of Mayan civilization dating back to 1500 BC, being a Spanish and British colony in between and finally gaining their independency in 1981. Locked into the jungles and Maya Mountains in the East and the Caribbean Sea in the West, Belize truly combines the two best things in one small country. On the coastline you can find the second longest barrier reef in the world, and the Great Blue Hole, a ‘bucket-list’ diving sight. And what do you know, our artist Tim Biskup happens to be a certified diver. Off the coast of Belize City you can find the island of Caye Caulker, where our trip will begin.


A little word from Tim Biskup
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“I expected to catch a lot of fish and drink a lot of Piña Coladas on the beach. Haha. Beyond that, I was trying not to think about it, trying to keep my mind open and take it all in. The one thing that surprised me was seeing the spirit of positivity in the Belizean people. Everyone seems so content and relaxed. I’m not sure I understand it but there is something to be learned from that. It makes me feel like I am too stressed out most of the time. Maybe I don’t need to live like that?

Visually, I have this soup in my head of all the natural wonders of Belize. Fish, plants, mountains, caves, animals, bugs, signs, house. I honestly can’t think of one thing at a time. My overall feeling from the trip is a balance of joy from the people that I met and trepidation about the past. The Mayans were so crazy. They did a lot of amazing things and were so technologically advanced, but they were very violent and did a lot of scary shit. I just can’t stop thinking about all of those people that they murdered in the name of the gods. It’s got me thinking about religion a lot. People are dying every day because some psychopaths are convinced that they know the will of some invisible being. I know that’s a pretty dark view to come away with, but it’s sticking in my mind.

To be honest, the time that Nicki and I spent in the car driving around Belize meant a lot to me. Not because of the scenery, but because of what the trip inspired in us. The conversations that we had about ourselves and what everything that we saw and did meant to us. It made us closer.”



The screenprint
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Only a handful of prints are still available from this release. Visit our Print Archive at thejaunt.tictail.com for more information.