My story

I grew up in Belgium, in a small village called Londerzeel. I have 2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 half sister, 1 half brother and 2 stephbrothers. A big Family, right? This is me with my two brothers and sister before and now: 10401233_60080544917_4463_n

 

lobkeenco-5When I was a kid I loved Horse riding and drawing, skateboarding and I used to play music. I went to the elementary school in the village but after I started secondary school I realized this is not my style of studying. I’ve tried several schools, but I wanted to convince my parents of studying art.

When I discover the Art School in Ghent, I felt that I should do this. I was not the strange person in class anymore and this was my home. I moved to Ghent when I was about 16 years old, in a small studio and started my student life:

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Art School Gent: http://www.kunstinstituut.be/nl/ – Here I had some basic training in drawing, painting, photography. My last year I did some experimentation with installations and had great results about my work. My inspiration that time was Hussein Chalayan. Here’s a picture of one of my works (about 10 years ago now) SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Later I started Visual Arts (with Fashion) on KASK: http://schoolofartsgent.be. I discovered I should make my first exhibition. I was about 20 years when I studied here.SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

After I finished my studies I realized to find a job with art, it will not be easy. I started working in a local farm and hoped to earn some extra money with my art. At the same time I started a course in Digital media, illustrator and photoshop. I did this in Saint Nicolas, a city close to Antwerp.

At the same time I was having a great time with my small horse Cyaan:

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He was such a great pony. He was quitte small for me and since I had a lot of time at the horse place I decided to sell him and to ride bigger horses. The girl who bought him is amazing, now she does a lot of tricks and shows: https://www.facebook.com/Teamcyaan?fref=ts

During this whole period from school until now I was always painting and outside at night. I did a lot of street art during these days but realized this will not make me survive this place without enough money. Still I love the night life.404598_10150463056360518_2054407416_n

In 2010 I had an accident with a horse, and broke my back. This was pretty painful and I needed to take a break from horse riding.  This offered me the time to heal and to draw a lot! I learned more from reading books and watching documentaries.

I started looking for other work and in 2011 I found a great job in an Apple Premium Reseller. I learned a lot about computer stuff and had a good time with my colleges. http://www.switch.be In the evening I went to Photography school to learn more and to stay creative. I started working in the weekend for Party Industries as a Photographer: 523645_10150989909125518_981391367_n

After 3 years I missed my creative things more. I decided to quit my job in the Apple store as an assistant manager, and take some time for myself to think about what I want in life.IMG_0421IMG_0441

At that time I’ve met some people in Amsterdam and slowly I was falling in love with this city. I started hanging out there a lot and did some small exhibitions in gallery’s. After a some time I started drawing in a Tattoo Shop in Amsterdam by Sunny Tattoo.9287_10151072471255518_1062112370_n

Unfortunately the shop had to close due to the financial situation of the owner. Too bad for me but I still have some friends there who gave me the opportunity to learn more about tattoo skills and drawing. Before I want to tattoo myself, I want to create my own style. Until then, I am just drawing drawing drawing.

In 2014 I found a job as an executive / lithographer in Belgium, Saint Nicolas. This is a very good job for me and hope to learn more in packaging and graphic design. I always wanted to learn more about printing and this is my perfect chance to do so.


In january 2015 I was brought to hospital because of sickness and pain. Until now we Are still in search of the right diagnoses. We already know that I have a neuro muscular disease, but we don’t know which one. It is quite hard not to be working and not to know what is going on. I am trying to be positive and do a lot of creative stuff while I am at home. I’ve started with hand lettering and knitting, more to follow 😉 

I’ll keep you up to date 😉 

One thought on “My story”

  1. Dag oudskistudent,

    Als school is het belangrijk te weten wat leerlingen doen wanneer zij onze
    school verlaten hebben.
    Aan de hand van een aantal vragen kan u ons daarbij helpen.
    Ik hoop van harte dat ook jij de vragenlijst invult en ons terug opstuurt.
    Dit kan per brief, email, telefonisch of fax.
    Wil je informatie over onze school en haar activiteiten, bezoek dan zeker
    onze website http://www.kunstinstituut.be (doen!!)
    Onze coördinaten zijn de volgende:
    Secundair Kunstinstituut
    Ottogracht 4
    9000 Gent
    Telefoon: 09/269.43.54
    Fax: 09/269.43.59
    Email: ski.sec2@gent.be

    Naam: ………………………………………………………

    Voornaam:……………… …………………………………

    Adres:……………………………………………………….

    Telefoon/GSM: ……………………………………………………..

    Afstudeerrichting op het SKI:…….…………………… Jaar: …

    Gelieve onderstaande vragenlijst zo correct mogelijk in te vullen.

    1. Wat heb je na het secundair kunstinstituut gedaan
    Universtiteit opleiding:…………………………..
    school:……………………………..
    Hogeschool opleiding:…………………………..
    school:……………………………..
    7de specialisatiejaar opleiding:…………………………..
    school:……………………………..
    Werken
    Andere: ………………………………………………………………………
    2. Indien je één of meerdere studies volgde, voor welke studies
    was je geslaagd?

    3. Wat doe je momenteel? …………………………………………………………

    4. Heb je enig advies of bedenking die van nut kan zijn voor onze school?
    …………………………………………………………………………………………
    5. Uitnodigen opendeur, reunie, activiteiten?
    Indien ja – emailadres:……………………………………………………………..
    Bedankt voor de medewerking en wie weet tot binnenkort.
    Namens het secretariaat
    Koen Lamon

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