Welcome to my art travels blog! I'm Simon, and I've been in love with art and architecture all my life. I have been living in Rotterdam for the past 20 years. This city is known for its dynamic blend of cultures, public art displays, and modern architecture, and I want to inspire you
to explore and discover all that the art world has to offer.
As someone with a Masters degree in architecture and experience working at the Willem de Kooning Academy, the Government and different enterprises, I have a special connection to art and architecture.
My travels have taken me to Japan on multiple occasions, first as an architecture student researching eldercare housing and later to learn about the Japanese arts and cultures.
Between 2010 and 2015, I was chairman of the Shofukan
Foundation in Rotterdam as chairman and supported the couple who founded it in realising their dream of establishing an authentic tea house.
While working at the art academy, I developed an international recruitment policy focusing on Eastern Europe. I spent more than five years in the East, where I gained a better understanding of contemporary art and culture.
In my current government job
, I work to empower the Dutch creative industries, including digital design, game industry, architecture, circular design and sustainable fashion. The Netherlands has a reputation for producing some of the best creative talent in the world, and I'm excited to share that with you.
I believe that art can bring people together and make the world a better place. If you're interested in collaborating or connecting with other passionate collectors, artists, and communities, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's make it happen!