Stylos Exposure | Jorren Verheesen

The STYLOS EXPOSURE is a new feature, where every month a student from this faculty will get the chance to expose his or her creative work. This can be any form of art: from painting to video-art, from sculpting to product design. With this project Stylos wants to provide a platform for our creative students and inspire students by the work of their fellow students.

''When I started my Bachelors degree in Architecture I quickly realised that it wasn’t exactly the creative outlet I was looking for. Yes, you get to be creative. But that’s only for a few weeks per semester. Not to talk about the fact that tutors don’t always allow for you to be as creative as you want. So here I was, 19 years of age and lost in the ‘big’ university town called Delft.

     As a solution to the need to express my emotions, I decided to start drawing. And I did this both realistic and both
imaginative. I started tracing human forms and shapes only to get to known the body. But at the same time I was intrigued by the decomposed shapes of the human body. Here, color became something that can be added to anything without having a meaning. Also, to me, colour is no longer bound to certain things. An orange might just as well be purple: a purple orange is still an orange, right?

     This experimentation with human shapes, color, thickness of paint, brush methods and composition made me feel like I had gotten a hold of my emotions through creativity. What got me was mostly the allowance for it to always be a natural process of falling down and getting back up. It has always been, and will always be, a process of learning.

     Art made me aware of who I am as a designer, as an artist: it helped me to get more control over my projects; it helped me express my creativity through even the smallest things; it helped me steer design processes towards certain goals. Looking back at the timeline of works I made, I know who I was, who I am, and who I want to be. But most of all, it’s important to choose your own fun for as long as you can. To me, 22 years of age, part of that fun is to paint.''