Jan Avonds

My works are platinum-palladium prints of original, fanciful computer-generated scenes. They are rendered in a playful, naive style, but are often inspired by painful or difficult topics.

The sailor-boy is the child remaining inside, deep under adulthood, watching and attempting to comprehend other humans and how he’s supposed to operate among them. The scenes and their elements are metaphorical, representing concepts such as maturity, alienation, rejection and shame.

As with me, sailor-boy’s technological inventions have been his refuge and identity, and he often renders his biology as technology. Altogether, this makes his communication channel.

All these images are printed in the traditional platinum-palladium process, but are exposed using my own novel scanning-laser technology.