#022 - Lennard Kok

#022 - Lennard Kok


Destination: Dublin, Ireland
Date: 16 - 21 March, 2016

About the print:
± 50 x 70 cm 
Colours: 3 colour silkscreen print
50 prints, signed and numbered by the artist
(frame not included)

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A little word by Lennard Kok


“Before leaving for Ireland, a friend told me to make sure to travel outside of Dublin, and see more of the country. One of the trips I made took me to the beautiful village of Howth. It has long, stretching views with clear blue water where you can see the seals swimming between the boats in the harbour. On my last day I also visited the Wicklow Mountains, which was equally impressive. The beautiful colours of the natural scenery really stood out for me. The thing that made the biggest impression on me was the painting ‘Before the Start’ by Jack B. Yeats, which I saw at the National Gallery of Ireland.

The painting by Yeats only uses very few subtle suggestions of space, while putting together a compelling story in one painting. This particular painting ‘Before The Start’ is about horse racing, a subject Yeats often captured in his paintings. At the same time, in almost every place I had lunch or a beer the horse races where shown on the television. It’s completely integrated in the cultural heritage of Ireland. What really struck me was how the horse is the show piece, but at the same time in almost every race I watched, one of the horses stumbles and falls over an obstacle. This juxtaposition actually really resonates with my work, the intersection between human interaction and failure ”



Travel diary

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Packing for The Jaunt trip to Dublin tomorrow. Excited!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Today I’m off to Dublin for The Jaunt! ☘


Thursday, March 17, 2016


Friday, March 18, 2016

Today I visited Howth, a fishing village at the north side of Dublin.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Today I got a lovely tour by the people of ‘Just Six Degrees’. One of the things we visited was the National Gallery of Ireland here in Dublin. Here I was introduced to some great Irish painters such as Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

One of the places I visited today was Glendalough in County Wicklow. I really liked the gravestones that lean against each other, preventing them from falling over.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Today was my last day in Ireland. Thank you The Jaunt for sending me on this trip. I had a great time. Now heading back to the studio to start working on the final print.