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welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active.

Mail to Ryosuke Cohen – Japan – October 2018

Letter written and sent to Ryosuke Cohen. He has been making this many Brain Cells that in return I always send him some handmade works so he knows I appreciate his work. This time a larger envelope went to him. Below you can see the cover on which the address was hand painted:

In a few week I will see what he did use or did not use. Just wanted him to get a nice surprise too. The content has also some handpainted fluxus words in it, so he can read them when he gets the piece

Add and Pass for the MoMa – What is new?

Added a hardcopy Bitcoin to this paper and also some traditional values. Symbolic for the new ways for mail-art that old and new are now integrating and we don’t know which way things are heading. Will be funny to find out where this paper will travel too…… And what kind of traces are on it. I left a few of mine and now digitized it. The network will tell if it is still alive and kicking (or not).

Outgoing to Picasso Gaglione – USA

I promissed Picasso Gaglione in USA some time ago to send him some prints of found rubberstamps. So this is the first start to keep that promis. As usual a decorated enveloppe and inside some small surprises for Picasso which I won’t spoil to much in this blog.  Just one detail I will show here and that is a part of a few works I stamped for him:

6 new works by Ruud Janssen – November 2017

Six new works I made the last weeks. Experiments with Indian ink, water and pen. Then composition added with watercolours and dated, signed and titled. Chaos and chance elements are added into these works. Something which I love to do and started when I discoverd art as a child. Somehow I like working like this and I see all kind of things in these works.

FAKE-Ism

FAKE-Ism ; The ISM to fake an artform. When you want to belong into a specific group by faking the techniques and motives that belong to that specific ISM. Applied this to mail-art for a few years but never published gthe documents I made in 1998 and 1999.