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Gustaaf Terwinkel

Art is not there to make you feel comfortable.
Art has to disturb everything you believe in. Not to destroy your identity but to criticise your thoughts. Because in the end there's nothing to explain.

dining chair and sidetable Prinz

The significance of Art

Live is elusive. The knowledge we have about life is based on the exchange of ideas, experiences and research. A cacophony of sounds produced by those who want to justify themselves by screaming as loud as possible; those who are silently conducting fundamental research and all other timbres in between. In that polyphonic choir the will to live has been tucked in. As the libido is the impetuous driving force for the propagation of life, so is the exchange the driving force for the passionate will to live.
I believe art plays an important and necessary role in this dialectical process. Over the centuries art has fulfilled an undeniable role in shaping our lives. Although the exact purpose of the paleolithic cave paintings is not known, I think it is art in its most essential form, art that has helped us to define our position in an undefined world. But also in the current era and in the future I am sure art will not lose its significance to redefine ourselves and our surrounding reality.

'I didn't mind'  Cynthia Lenikx 

Art is Nature
Art is the mother of Design


...... Les yeux et le coeur ont gardé une image précise de tous les endroits qui ont jalonné une enfance ........ M.P.B.

 'Behind glass'  W.i.M.

'Hall'  Gustaaf Terwinkel

Design is the creative attitude, the wayward look, with which our daily lives will be shaped digital-intelligent.
René Cuperus, Cultural Historian

é stato bello, ma non cambia niente


 I didn't mind

 I didn't mind
Cynthia Lenikx
Art is the whisper of History, heard above the noise of time.
Julian Barnes

' Lost countries 14' W.i.M.
Art can be the motor of change, but can never determine the direction.

London Street Art. Photo, W.i.M.
The most important lesson of evolution for the future is the need to adapt for our survival.
That is a major problem. We as species in the evolution often had to go through a crisis before we adapted us. But we are now living in an atmosphere of anti-evolutionist and climate scepticism, that stands in the way of adjustment. I therefore call for less ideology and more science in the policy.
In my book (The Evolutionary World) I draw the parallel between testing and adjustments in the evolution and hypotheses in science. So you get progress. But people want certainties. Our certainty is than an excuse to do nothing. Look at climate policy.

Geerat Vermeij, evolutionary biologist

'Green Despite Black'  Gustaaf Terwinkel


'Eating a snail'  Louis Beauvardille


Charles Darwin

Evolution is unpolitical

'Timber 62'  W.i.M.  

Evolution is central to the virology.
Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species, provided the basis for almost everything virologists studying today. The book is also important because it is a shining example. Darwin kicked down sacred cows: the creation would have taken place in six days.
Who has the ambition to develop in science must read more of people like him; people who have changed a lot; people who were heroic because the swam against the tide. You can learn from these people. In Darwin's book lurks an important lesson for (young) scientists. If you find something which runs counter to the accepted laws, you must not ignore that and think your own data are incorrect.
Ab Osterhaus, professor of virology

A Moral Man

The computer, the transistor, the first computer game and almost all software: it's all invented by larger or smaller collectives who invented things, made, tried out, improved and, ultimately, managed to sell. At the same time those collectives did exist of brilliant individuals. That is the paradox of the inventors.
Walter Isaacson, author ‘The Innovators’ 

'Red and Blue Painting' Gustaaf Terwinkel

'Alienation' Cynthia Lenikx


This website is an ongoing developing process such as our company and our products. Just like evolution. During this process we are messing around, and afterwards we are always able to explain what we wanted to create and why. 

'Too late'   Cynthia Lenikx

Art is the guide dog of culture / W.i.M.


We believe that the process creating a product is just as important if not more important than the final result. Intuitive, associative and natural processes. Results may deviate from the original idea. It gives us answers to questions never being put forward: a kind of mutation. But mainly a way to emphasize the evolutionary nature of man. Imagine our lives being a vehicle driving us without knowing the correct destination, even if we pretend to know where we are going.