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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.

New drawings by Ruud Janssen – Feb 2016

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And suddenly there is the time to make a series of new drawings that fit in the theme digital Humans and analog machines. Where the human race is building all these digital connections but forget that we are analog beings.

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You can click on the individual drawings and see a larger sample of the drawing. They are all made on thick paper, size A4 (european standard). I use indian ink (from Talens) and russian watercolours (Petersburg), which mix very well together.

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I also have a digital portfolio of my works where you can get a broader overview of my work:

www.ArtWanted.com/iuoma

As you can see I am very focussed on the digital connetions and what humans want to do. I feel I am in the middle. I work with the traditional tools in writing and drawing, and for a living I train students to implement the newest digital possibilities and make a living out of that.

 

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Hope you enjoy the drawing.

VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry)

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VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry) is what I call this.  On coloured paper I have made a structure of acrylic layers. When I start to write I act on the impuls of the letters that form the sentence that is in my mind. It normally costs only a few minutes to write the letters down, and then the indian ink needs to dry. I sign and date.

The letters get larger and smaller, also sometimes take another turn and go to another place. Therefor the sentence becomes difficult to read for the viewer, and sometimes also for me. But the impulse is captured in a visual way. Oh, and the sentences are in Dutch Language most of the time.

Made a batch of 20 works today, and scanned them all, in case I send them away into the network and want to remember what I made.

Ruud Janssen, 26-10-2015 , Breda, Netherlands

More Visual Poetry

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Finished some new sets of Visual Poetry that was made on coloured paper with acrylic paint and indian ink. I call it Impulse Poetry since the words come out as I write them down, but the letters are placed on the paper as if I am drawing. So a kind of randomness comes to it while creating it, but the original thought is captured in it as well.

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Mail from Miss Noma – UK

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Mail from Miss Noma came in today. A reply to a letter I sent to the UK last week.  In it some very interesting copy-art in which my letter was used as a background with one of Rocola’s original rubberstamps on it.  It is number 3 of 30 it reads.

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Off course I got my own rubberstamp from Rocola from the TAM-Archive, and I see I have number 5 of 30. So where are the other 29?  Seems Miss Norma has one of them, and that means it is connected to this specific bull…..

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For the new observers I made some new photos of the front and back-side of the Bull.  Are we still in contact with all these mail-artists?

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A very special gift from Rocola (USA)…..