Johannes Harm Hovinga

Weerdinge 1976 the Netherlands

A small and personal isight in my choice to a life in art, and the ups and downs after that choice..

All my life it was there, a little black spot slowly growing in years, managing my life around it. 
In 2011 life was like living in continuous darkness where death looked like a sunny place in paradise.
 In 2011, after 10 years of running a business in garden and landscaping I made a choice, giving up everything I ever known. 
Where I chose for a life in art, where I chose to manage my depression and not My life around it.

 A choice for the person I am, the impact I want to leave on others in our fragmented society.
I chose for a life in art, what was I thinking?

2020 After years of experimenting, traveling, making mistakes, being homeless for a while, hurting people, making bigger mistakes climbing up and faling down, learning about life, learning what love means, and learning to accept my self in being me.

I did dare to say It’s me Johannes Harm Hovinga, I don’t need a mask, no pseudoniem, just me with my not fancy name at all in the art world..

In my work I find my inspiration and passion in everyday life, my curiosity about and for life. The way in which I live and the choices I make and did make, lead to admiration from some and envy or even dislike from others. This dialectic works as an inspiration for me to seek further challenges, to confront people in their natural habitat, their daily life.

Always searching in the dark corners of our society and questioning the society  in which we live. Provoking and disturbing in the search for new answers, inspiring and connecting people in our fragmented society using humor, sex, death, religion, violence, fear, love, ………