''I was born in s'Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in 1954. I have been a lifelong doodler.My work is influenced by children's toy's, folk and indigenous art forms. I am an amateur painter and maker of things. But I spend most of my time doing this and I will continue as long as there are new things to discover....I like my works to be joyous, colorful with a kinetic feel. I'll work with and on anything available, including old wood, cardboard and all kinds of wonderful junk,'' writes John van Orsouw.
John meets all the requirements to be himself.
He is completely self-taught which is not to say that he is not schooled. His schooling,however,has been the museums, the ideas, the movies and the streets of urban life both in the U.S. (New...