Our trips

The Jaunt #025

Artist: Remed

Destination: La Gomera, Canary Islands

Dates: 16 - 22 June, 2016



Order your print right now
-------------------------

Ordering a print 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.

lagomera01



Destination: La Gomera, Canary Islands
————————
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.



025-examples


Artist: Remed
—————————

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
————————-
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

shanghai02



Destination: Shanghai, China
————————
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.



024-examples
Artist: Sigrid Calon
—————————

Moved by the desire to make new connections, Sigrid Calon has built an extensive visual language of pure and geometric patterns. While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, she specialized in textiles, Her work has been a continuous exploration of compositions. Conceptually complex, while always aesthetically minimalistic and often ironic. Her imagery stems from a fascination of abstract embroidery. With Shanghai’s history in textiles, it will be interesting to see which connections Sigrid will make during her trip.

More examples of Sigrid’s work can be found on her website; www.sigridcalon.nl



The screenprint
————————-
This print is sold out!

The Jaunt #023

Artist: Nigel Peake

Destination: Scilly Isles, United Kingdom

Dates: 17 - 23 April, 2016

023-nigelpeake-endresult-website


Destination: Scilly Isles, United Kingdom
————————
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
—————————
“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
————————-
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

022finalresult-website


Destination: Dublin, Ireland
————————
“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
—————————

“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
————————-
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.)

Masaya



Destination: Masaya, Nicaragua
————————
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?



021-examplesv2

Artist: Scott Albrecht
—————————

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
————————-
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

Tim Biskup


Destination: Caye Caulker, Belize
————————
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
—————————

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

The Jaunt #019

Artist: AKACorleone

Destination: Catania, Sicily

Dates: 21st - 27th November, 2015

The Jaunt #019 - AKACorleone


Catania, Sicily, Italy
————————
The Italian island of Sicily is known for many things. Beautiful weather, delicious food, Mount Etna and of course the mafia The city of Catania is the second biggest city in Sicily and lies on the east coast of the island. The city is just at the foot of the Mount Etna volcano, the tallest active volcano in Europe. On a three hour drive from Catania lies Corleone, the hilltop town filled with narrowed streets which was the base of Sicilian organized crime for the better part of the 20th century.


A little word from AKACorleone
—————————
“I tried to go to Sicily with very few expectations, to not be disappointed. Obviously I expected to discover a place full of history, not the pretty fairy tales kind, but the gritty, heavy history of Sicily. Catania was the first surprise. I knew very little about this harbor city and I found a city filled with a beautiful decay. It’s a mix of history, monuments, statues and dark alleys. Because of the harbor it feels like a place where different kinds of people pass by, each with their own influences.


The most unforgettable moment was the trip I made to Corleone. It was so much more than I expected. Since Corleone is the birthplace of the Cosa Nostra, I was afraid it would be a little town overrun by Godfather merchandising. But there was nearly no trace of it. It is honestly a very typical village albeit with a very dark past. Corleone is also home of CIDMA, the Mafia and Anti-Mafia museum. Somehow I could feel the weight of the Cosa Nostra and the Omerta in this town, but it’s something I can’t really explain.


For the print I used my own visual references I picked up along the way. I tried to explore the heavy heritage of Sicily through the visual references I found alongside the beautiful decay of the island. A combination that makes this place unique.”



Availability
———————
We still have prints available in our Print Archive.

The Jaunt #018

Artist: Evan Hecox

Destination: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dates: 3 - 9 October, 2015



This edition is sold out.
Please e-mail us at info@thejaunt.net if you want to be on the reserve list.

018-evanhecox-endresult-website copy


Utrecht, The Netherlands
————————
Utrecht is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands, but don’t tell that to anyone living in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The medieval city center has a charming and bustling collection of canals, bridges and wharves, which are unique to the Netherlands. With its architecture, great museums and the ever present Dom Tower, it feels like a small town with a big city attitude. Utrecht is also the home town of our print studio, where our master printer Joris Diks makes our prints. It was a true pleasure to host Evan Hecox in this beautiful Dutch city.


A little word from Evan
—————————
“I think I was expecting Utrecht to be somewhat of a smaller version of Amsterdam. That turned out to be somewhat true, although Utrecht is much less of a party town, it’s more mellow and tranquil. I think it was a good place for me to work and draw because it was very beautiful and peaceful. Overall I was very impressed by the quality of Dutch design everywhere, especially in places where you don’t necessarily expect to see good design. Public signage, auto repair shops and things like that, also the contrast of very old things with clean and modern design in Utrecht is inspiring. The colors used in the landscape of Utrecht are really strong and actually very similar to colors I like to use in my art. Very dark shades of green and blue, vivid red complimented with neutral shades of warm grey and green and beige.



Part of what I found inspiring about Utrecht were the patterns of designs in public spaces. Stripes and lines painted on roads and walls that were somehow done with a profound precision and a Dutch sensibility. I tried to incorporate that into my design and play those elements up as abstractions in the print design. I contrasted that with two very typical scenes in Utrecht, showing the canals and old, cobblestone streets with people riding bikes and bikes parked everywhere. I like the contrast of the old brick construction and cobblestone with the graphic, simple forms. As an American, the age of things in Europe is always impressive. It’s impressive to walk down a street that has buildings from the 1300′s.”



Availability
———————
This edition is completely sold out.

The Jaunt #017

Artist: Louis Reith

Destination: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dates: 9 - 15 September

017-louisreith-endresult-website


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
————————
Throughout history Ethiopia is the only country in Africa, which has never been colonized. And as a result, they just do things a little bit differently. Based on the Egyptian calendar, Ethiopia celebrates Enqutatash, the Ethiopian New Year equivalent, on the 11th of September. Ethiopia is also considered to be the Holy Land through the presence of Haile Selassie I who was the emperor of Ethiopia in 1930, thus making it the spiritual home of the Rastafarians. All of this results in a truly unique African country with a rich culture, which has been nurtured and cultivated throughout the ages.


A little word from Louis
—————————
“Being a faranji (foreigner) and therefore constantly being the center of attention in the streets, things were quite hectic in the beginning. Not necessarily in a negative way – I had nice conversations with locals and even discovered some great shops – but it was definitely something I had to cope with. During the Ethiopian New Years Eve I came across a bull being slaughtered in the streets. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the blood flowing down the street. It was quite a scene to see three men stripping the skin while a couple of kids held its legs.


I’m a huge fan of roots reggae music. I’m obsessed with it and one might think my trip to Addis was also for spiritual reasons, but actually I’m an agnostic atheist at heart. Still, on our way down from Mount Entoto there was a moment where a sudden feeling of pure happiness overtook me. Tears of joy streamed down my face. It might be the lack of sleep the night before, the exhausting hours of climbing the mountain, the great company of Nick, Jiyo and Fana and the fact that I’m a sensitive person in general. But it seriously felt as if The Most High Jah Rastafari embraced me for a moment.


While in Addis I deliberately searched for images and graphic elements, not just for inspiration but already with the idea to incorporate them within the print. For example the man entering the doorway is an image from an old book cover. I also found an Amharic / English book with short biographies of some well-known Ethiopian artists which gave me the opportunity to use Amharic text as a sort of secret message (which is a key element in my artworks). Even the No symbol is scanned from a so-called short distance single trip ticket, which I found on the street. Besides working with found footage I also knew the colours I wanted to work with. And though it’s quite obvious to use green, gold and red I’m happy with the vibe that the colours portray.”



Availability
———————
The last two prints are available in our Print Archive.