Michiel van Mens, Comics & Co, Cartoons,


During my Military Service I was trained as a photographer and “corporate journalist” . I got the unique opportunity to work with a professional photographer, traveled through Europe, wrote reports and made photo reports, stood for days in the darkroom with a beautiful magazine at the end of the month. After my service I made …

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VMens silkscreenprint gympschoenen 1000


Michiel van Mens is originally a data scientist and has extensive knowledge of complex algorithms. His ambition is to make a ‘painting robot arm’. To get there you need to have knowledge of colors and especially the layering of a painting. During this research phase he learned the technique of screen printing. And this further …

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VMens silkscreenprint vondelpark v2 1000

Outside silkscreen

The world outside us. The flower bulb fields around the famous village of Nagele (Flevoland). The Vondelpark in Amsterdam in dense fog. An image. Sometimes recognizable templates have been reduced to simple lines and color areas.

VMens silkscreenprint rozen 1000

Inside silkscreen

The world around us. A vase of tulips. Sunflowers. A bunch of roses viewed from above. The light that shines in as a gentle wind billows the curtains. You feel the warmth of a sunny afternoon in southern Italy. I wanted to capture this world in simple contour lines and clear areas of color.

VMens silkscreenprint tomaat 1000

Sjabloon silkscreen

Everyday, instantly recognizable images. All Star Gyms, a drum, a bag. Some of those images have been the same for 100 years. Copper polish from Brasso, for example, an iconic image. In these Silkscreenprints, you can immediately recognize the handwriting of the maker: simple contour lines with some color tones.