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The Jaunt #037

Artist: Merijn Hos

Destination: Sante Fe, NM, USA

Dates: 15 - 20 September, 2017



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Artist: Merijn Hos
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With his distinct style, Merijn Hos has created his own visual language and universe in which he acts as the Art Director. In 2012, Merijn started a series of Wood Sculptures, depicting objects which are omnipresent in his work, such as plants, faces, and pottery. Distilled to their most simple forms, narrowing each item down to the essence of their shape. His inspiration is drawn from Art Brut and Folk Art. Painting rather abstract forms in a naïve way, and only using 24 colours and a uniform brush size.

More work of Merijn can be found on his website: www.merijnhos.com or www.woodsculptures.



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Sante Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Sante Fe, originally occupied by indigenous peoples, has remained all of its charms over the years. Strolling through its Adobe neighborhoods or around the busy Plaza gives you a timeless feeling. Mixed in with its historic, folk art and contemporary museums and galleries, Sante Fe is a unique place to visit. One of these museums is the International Museum of Folk Art, which has over 100.000 pieces donated by Alexander Girard, one of the foremost collectors of Folk Art. This collection is the main reason for Merijn Hos to visit Sante Fe.


The artwork
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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.


Type: Wood sculpture
Edition: 35 pieces
Dimensions: to be determined
Expected shipping: end November 2017
Price: 80 euro plus 20 euro postage. (worldwide)

The Jaunt #036

Artist: Vincent de Boer

Destination: Krakow, Poland

Dates: 29 July - 3 August, 2017



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Artist: Vincent de Boer
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Vincent de Boer is a typographic artist who uses the alphabet as his painting tool. Alongside his collection of pens, brushes, markers and inks, Vincent creates multi layered works which are always testing the fine balance between provoking and pleasing the beholder. There is no such thing as one creative route/ The starting point is simply never fixed. With a background in cartoons, painting, illustration, calligraphy, design and typography, Vincent creates works which are a cooperation of images and letters.

More work of Vincent can be found on his website: www.vincentdeboer.nl


Krakow, Poland
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Even though we are flying into Krakow, we won’t actually be visiting the city. Instead we are focusing on the rich and lucious nature surround Krakow. Which will be at its most green at this time of the year. We’ll be visiting places like Bebło, Wisła, and Zawoja. Small towns, scattered around the south of Krakow, even bordering up on the Czech and Slovakian borders. Along the road trip we will be visting mines, caves, national parks, mountains, and anything other natural beauty.



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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: Three colours
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Price: 60 € (+shipping)
Expected delivery: First week of September, 2017

The Jaunt #035

Artist: Kristin Texeira

Destination: Newfoundland, Canada,

Dates: 21 - 26 June, 2017



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Artist: Kristin Texeira
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Kristin Texeira paints to provide proof – for herself and others – of existing in certain moments in time. Capturing, documenting and preserving memories. Through the use of paint, collage, sketching and writing, she is creating tangible maps of her experiences. Through subtle shifts in colors or ranges of contrasting colors, she attempts to create something familiar and – at the same time – something entirely elusive and intangible. Like the forgotten word on the tip of your tongue. Color is what Kristin sees when she hears music, tastes wine, or reads the titles of short stories. It is how she decipher new places when traveling, and the people she meets along the way.


A little word from Kristin:
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“The contrast and combination between modern and ancient was probably the first thing that struck me in Lima. I loved checking out the different districts and seeing the contrast in vibes and architecture. Barranco is filled with colonial buildings and colorful walls. Meanwhile the city is perched on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean, so there’s also this beautiful green, lush parkway that runs alongside the coast. There’s a real sense of deep respect for the heritage of the country. It was very inspiring for me to notice how the colors in the city bumped up against each other and created amazing combinations. There’s also often a tendency to think of huge cities as feeling less friendly or being more dangerous, but I had the exact opposite experience in Lima.


For the second edition print, I was focused on the contrasts I saw in the city so I chose black and white as the main colors to highlight that. The connection to nature in Lima is very strong for such a dense urban place. There are beautiful plants, trees, and cactuses all over that give it this surprising tropical and desert vibe amid so much concrete. I pulled that into the piece using some plants, and brought in the ocean by using the plants as both a sort of sail and oar. I wanted to focus on the idea of balance, between natural life and city life, between ancient and modern, and how that relates to personal balance as well.”

The Jaunt #034

Artist: Laura Berger

Destination: Lima, Peru

Dates: 23 - 29 May, 2017



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Artist: Laura Berger
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Most of Laura Berger’s work is focused on the idea of finding novelty and adventure in everyday life. Laura’s work is packed with a warm and sensible palette of colours and life experiences. She is finding an endless amount of inspiration in rituals, symbols, nature, dreams, travelling and the quest for self-development. Through careful composition and skilful use of gouache and acrylic, she manages to put all of her inspiration down on paper and canvas in her complete own visual universe.



A little word from Laura:
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“I chose Newfoundland because I’ve always been drawn to the sea and I was looking forward to that misty, island light. I love the sounds and colors associated with fisherman villages – the old houses, textures of wood and rusted metal. On my trip I was lucky to have conversations with people everywhere I went. I sat for lunch at the old Mallard Cottage next to a 73 year old man named Jesse Julius Junior and listened to his life story. I followed old wooden signs to the edge of a cliff where a woman named Angie keeps a trinket shop open year round – seemingly to lure strangers in for a hearty conversation. I felt a part of the family that runs the Round Da Bay Inn on the way north to Bonavista. Everyone on the island was amazingly friendly. I filled a whole book with stories collected from strangers-turned-friends at each pit stop.

For my print I created something that I like to call a memory-map, highlighting one of my favorite days on the island. It shows my travel north towards Bonavista – the top of one of the eastern peninsulas. My first stop was by an old church on the cliffs – I walked down to the water, sat on rocks and played with pieces of an iceberg that had washed ashore. I continued north to the town of Bonavista where I sat in a cafe called Neil’s Yard for hours listening to the local ladies gossip, watching couples come and go. The windows were fogged. It was raining. From there I went to the lighthouse at the very tip of town. There three huge rocks in the sea that you can see at the top-center of the print. Looped around town to a place on a hill called the Bonavista Social Club – sat in a window seat and watched the grey waves move and the sheep seek shelter at the bottom of the hill.”

The Jaunt #033

Artist: Morcky

Destination: Belgrade, Serbia

Dates: 20 - 25 April, 2017



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Artist: Morcky
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If you walked around on the streets of Amsterdam in the early 2000’s, you will have undoubtedly been exposed to the works of Morcky. He painted his signature boombox speakers relentlessly all over town. Originally Morcky comes from Italy, but Amsterdam quickly became a second home. Morcky grew up with graffiti, and afterwards fell in love with illustration and animation. His greatest daily struggle, according to himself, is to combine all of these disciplines. Characteristically for his work are his expressive pen lines, capturing the candid beauty of his surroundings.


A little word from Morcky:
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“I started this journey with a heavy spirit. My life being shaken up during the last months by many changes, unexpected changes that consistently transformed the way I see my future. Travelling is a great way to get a different perspective on things, a new angle that can help through the everyday process of interpretation. I went on this trip totally open to swallow the unexpectedness, in order to perceive my feelings without preconceptions.


The openness of the people and their hospitality made the most impression on me, an art that seems to be long forgotten in modern, richer, Europe. Mix that with the cultural diversity, history, meat dishes, tall people, war holes, roughness, rain, and people’s will to have a good time, and that sums up my impressions of Belgrade. For my print I wanted to capture the feeling of a city that is in continuous change and evolution. Bringing together a lot of different architectural styles, from a scrappy worker house, passing through a 21st century high-profile apartment, and ending up with an orthodox bell tower. All these elements brought together capture the flavour of what Belgrade is about right now. Change and innovation immersed in a rough past of mixed cultures.”

The Jaunt #032

Artist: Collin van der Sluijs

Destination: Lastovo, Croatia

Dates: 22 - 28 March

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Artist: Collin van der Sluijs
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Four years after sending Collin van der Sluijs to Porto, Portugal, we are sending out Collin on his second trip for The Jaunt. Collin is a versatile artist who works just as easily on canvas and paper as he does on walls. His work is best described as the personal pleasures and struggles in his daily life, translated to his own visual language. Since the last time we worked with him, Collin has had sold out shows with Vertical Gallery in Chicago, and painted murals all over the world.




A little word from Collin


“This time around, I did not know the destination of my trip. When I boarded my ight to Croatia I nally had some time to let it sink in, but still I had no clue what was awaiting me. After arriving in Split I went straight to the harbour to catch a catamaran which took me on a ve hour trip to Lastovo island. From the start the nature and the serene quality of the island made the most impression on me, aside from the brightly lit sky at night. There is something to the simple life, where people don’t worry about stuff too much and don’t get involved in each others business. Visiting Lastovo felt like a small escape from reality.


Even though the people on the island live relatively secluded, they proved to be very hospitable. In their broken English, they asked me questions about what I was doing on the island, and they showed a lot of interest in my stories. With one local family I traded a drawing for a dinner, while the family told me everything about their family and the island’s history. It was a blessing to have the island almost completely to myself and sit on the mountain tops with some lunch and a sketchbook.


Every morning I would get up around six in the morning to start drawing along with the sunrise and the fishermen throwing out their nets in the sea. All of my experiences and all of the things I encountered are incorporated into one portrait. The colours are based on this faded mint green that I saw on many of the windows and the old red concrete bricks of which the houses were made.”

The Jaunt #031

Artist: Monica Ramos

Destination: Jaipur, India

Dates: 20 - 27 February, 2017

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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.



A little word from Monica
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“Growing up in Manila, a city not known for architectural feats, I always feel drawn to places with impressive and distinctive buildings. I wanted to see Jaipur, the Pink City, in the hopes of living out some romanticized travel fantasy. At times it was tough being a solo female traveller in India. You get a lot of stares and people take advantage when they know you’re not from around there.


I loved getting lost in the forts at the outskirts of the city and wandering around the markets in the old part of town. I was especially taken by the patterns that I saw everywhere, florals block printed onto bed sheets, mosaics made out of mirrors, muqarnas carved into ceilings, lattice screens made of sandstone, arched windows, handprinted blue ties. I admired both the order and the chaos. I also went to a block printing workshop in Bagru, a small town known for its textile printing, to try to learn a new skill that I could incorporate into this project for The Jaunt. It was inspiring to see all the different motifs of the Bagru textiles.


When I got back to New York, I bought a book about Islamic art and architecture, in an attempt to teach myself the basics of geometric art. The resulting paintings strayed from the rigid and precise tradition, but are a mix of a systematic approach to painting in a grid and my impressions of the city.”

The Jaunt #030

Artist: Jean Jullien

Destination: Marfa, Texas

Dates: 12 - 17 January, 2017



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A little word by Jean
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“A friend told me about Marfa just before my trip. She was ecstatic about it. That de nitely spiked my curiosity, and my further research certainly revealed it as a ‘one of a kind’ place. I expected a resourceful place, full of surprises, and my expectations were positively exceeded. There is a real sense of community that was very nice to be around and experience. I also really liked the scale of Marfa. It is quite small, surrounded by an incredibly vast landscape and seems to be a crossroads between other interesting locations around.


The sensation of travelling quite far to a remote location, which has a lot to offer, felt a bit like a treasure hunt. The dynamic in Marfa is very interesting, it’s a great mix of people, and the architecture is fantastic. The town also seemed to have its own sort of mythology, from the Marfa Lights, to Donald Judd, to the movie Giant, etc. I spent a lot of time drawing the old school cars, the houses and the desert landscape. For a French person from Brittany, it felt like I was a long way from home!



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.