Check yourself


Every year, the 3.sec gallery has a poster contest. In our second year, we, students of the Willem de Kooning Academy, all participated. The theme was “Reclaim the streets”, and I immediately knew what I wanted to do. Even at this day and age, the gay community is still being pushed back into the shadows when it comes to showing affection in public to one another. Exactly for this reason I had to give my community a stage. I wanted to let the public think about their behaviour towards ‘us’. The Netherlands may seem pretty open-minded in terms of homosexuality, but in real life this is not the case. My poster got chosen by the jury and was displayed in the metro station in The Hague as well as in the 3.sec gallery in Breda. 
— 2018
(commision for 3.sec gallery)