My name is Jurriën van Berkum and I am a Dutch artist and designer living and working in Madrid, Spain.
I was born in 1976 in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch, in the south of The Netherlands, a city known for its vibrant culture and artistic spirit. From a young age, I displayed a clear sensitivity to emotions, often feeling the sentiments of those around me. This empathy would become the foundation for my journey as an artist.
My fascination of human relations, with each other and themselves in all it’s glory and despair has always been the center of my work. I love depicting the careful balance of my characters state of mind with symbolism in a vivid coloured view.
"Bad art is more tragically beautiful than good art because it documents human failure" – Tristan Rêveur - Stay 2005
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