Our trips

The Jaunt #031

Artist: Monica Ramos

Destination: Jaipur, India

Dates: 20 - 27 February, 2017



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(Please note, this is a Jaunt Forma trip, the end result is not a screen print, but a original water painting.)

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Artist: Monica Ramos
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Born and raised in the Philippines, and currently residing in New York, Monica keeps a giant philodendron plant in her apartment to ward away homesickness. She combines a sense of wit and humor with beautiful and intricate watercolor paintings. The lush universe she creates, reflects much of our own lives, with themes touching on childhood, identity, nature, relationships, emotions and magic. We are proud to have Monica Ramos become a part of our Jaunt Forma series.

More work of Monica can be found on her website: www.monramos.com



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Destination: Jaipur, India
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Only 260 kilometer outside of the capital city of New Dehli, you’ll find Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan. A city filled with tradition and heritage. Also known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the colour of the stone used throughout the walled city. With historic buildings as the Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, The Amber Fort, and the Jantar Mantar, the city is a feast for the eyes. No wonder Jaipur may call itself the home of the Royal Family.



About the Jaunt Forma artwork
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The Jaunt Forma prides itself in creating high quality, hand made artworks. Due to the time consuming creation process of these Jaunt Forma editions we have scheduled up to 3 months before shipping. In the mean time, we will keep you up to date with the progress through our newsletter.

Details about the artwork:
Type: Watercolor painting on paper
Edition: 35 pieces
Dimensions: roughly 15 by 20 cm (6 x 8 inches)
Expected shipping: end May 2017
Price: 80 euro plus 20 euro postage. (worldwide)

The Jaunt #030

Artist: Jean Jullien

Destination: Marfa, Texas

Dates: 12 - 17 January, 2017



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Artist: Jean Jullien
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Knowingly or not, the chance you’ve seen drawings of Jean Jullien is substantial. His vibrant and playful drawings are shared extensively online. From human behavior to beach observations to political commentary, his drawings capture the everyday mundane in raw brush strokes. Aside from his drawings, Jean Jullien has put his touch on many different projects, from sculptures to skateboards and from furniture to animation.

More work of Jean Jullien can be found on his website: www.jeanjullien.com



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Destination: Marfa, Texas
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You probably know Texas for its cowboys, its rodeo and of course its BBQ. In the eastern part of Texas, only 60 miles from the Mexican border, lies the small town of Marfa. A town with a population of approx. 2.000 inhabitants. It has been described as the ‘coolest art town in America’, and with art institutions like the Chinati Foundation, Judd Foundation and Ballroom Marfa you just can’t go wrong here. The town also hosts a chic food trailer, a bar that used to be a funeral home, and the Big Bend National Park close by. It’s the perfect retreat for a get-a-way and to get newly inspired.



The screenprint
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The Jaunt prides itself in creating high quality, hand made 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:
Edition: 50 prints
Paper: 250 grams revive paper
Colors: Maximum of three colours
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Expected delivery: Third week of February, 2017

The Jaunt #029

Artist: Joram Roukes

Destination: Orcas Island, USA

Dates: 16 - 21 November, 2016

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

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Destination: Orcas Island
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The San Juan islands are tucked away in the north western corner of Washington State. It’s a three hour drive from Seattle and only just below the Canadian border. Orcas Island is the biggest of the island group and its horseshoe-shape provides a combination of rural and and hilly scenery, a stunning shoreline, and a series of hamlets. The Doe Bay Resort, where Joram will be staying, is an ideal retreat for an artist whose work is usually inspired by the urban city life.

This trip is made possible by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.


A little word from Joram Roukes
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“I was expecting Orcas Island to serve as a redemptive and refreshing break from ‘the grid’. As a kid I used to be in nature a lot more. Now, as an adult, cities and urban environments are of great fascination to me. I wanted to indulge in a peaceful and natural environment again, and briefly go back to those feelings from my childhood. I’ve seen more shades of green than I’ve ever seen. Moss. Trees. The emerald water. And the emptiness. It felt like I had the island all to myself. As an avid lover of birds, seeing bald eagles fly around the island was definitely a highlight as well. That bird is just so majestic.


The island has been colonized by a group of artists seeking serenity and refuge from the mainland grind. I found many little galleries and workshops around the island and the art was such an amazing reflection of the peaceful mindset on the island. It is the kind of stuff I would normally cynically dismiss as kitschy. But here it made sense and I found myself appreciating the pottery and watercolours that the local artisans were making here. There was a calm beauty to it.


I did, not surprisingly, let my eyes be led by existing fascinations and aesthetic pre sets. I took photos of rusty cars by the side of the road. Decaying farmhouses. Hints of urban decay mapped around the island. These I used as references for a set of pen and ink drawings that I assembled as a collage for the print. Together with references to the Island and my personal input, all of it resulted in a red and blue collage, celebrating my days at Orcas Island.”


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 #028

Artist: Graphic Surgery

Destination: Talinn, Estonia

Dates: 6 - 11 October, 2016

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

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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.


A little word from Graphic Surgery
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Erris: “I simply wanted to experience the energy and really get a feel of the country. It is not much bigger than The Netherlands, so driving around was great. There’s an amazing mixture of Scandinavian and (ex) soviet culture and infrastructure. Old industrial surroundings combined with a fresh and vibrant energy. While traveling, we have always been fascinated by structures we see next to the road. Everywhere you see these typical pylons, and industrial structures. Besides that, driving out of the city, the painterly autumn colors we witnessed on the road were breathtaking.”

Gysbert: I thought that Estonia would be more Russian or Soviet influenced than it actually is. I thought the old wooden houses similar to Scandinavian houses were a nice surprise for instance in Tartu. The Eastern Europe meets Scandinavia mix is a great combination. It was quite hard to create an artwork for the print because we had so many impressions and ideas. It gives a strange feeling to travel and become inspired, knowing something has to turn out of it. Something that captures it all. The artwork we created is generated from the electricity pylons, when driving past you see them dynamically changing lines, some of them had a perfect rhombus or lozenge shape almost cut out entirely. We tried to capture the feeling of rusty and weather steel structures that we’ve seen along the road by printing on brown paper. Then there is a hidden rusty brown layer behind the black that is almost not visible, but it is there.”


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 #027

Artist: Hyland Mather

Destination: Haifa, Israel

Dates: 5 - 11 September, 2016



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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.