Since 18 Oktober 2017

TODAY’S FACE
every day A FACE on FACEBOOK

the FACES of the book

13 December 2020

TODAY’S FACE SHOP
Are you interested in buying a face for yourself?

You can now buy FACES from the new shop at www.todaysface.nl/

Since Maart 2019

MUCH MORE FACES

Aftermath…………..more faces

March 2019

TODAY’S FACE BOOK
Bookpresentation

in Vienna, more information

TODAYS FACE

THE START: AN ASSIGNMENT
To make a portrait for 365 days in a row and post it on Facebook is not an easy task. I gave myself the assignment of using a different style every day: a kaleidoscope of my way of working over the years, from collage to Photoshop, classic and modern, reworking old drawings – digital or analogue. Cutting up or ripping photos and old drawings and putting them together again, but also making new drawings and paintings for days on end.

This year I was away from home a lot: Greece, (Zakynthos), Germany (Dresden), England (Hitchin). That meant I had to invent a Today’s Face on the spot, which often led to surprising results. On Zakynthos because I taught watercolor, in Dresden I worked with the material I came across and in England I used 8 x 8 inch canvases.
Although I tried to reinvent the portrait every day, they still became self-portraits…

THE PROCESS ON FACEBOOK
When I started Today’s Face, I couldn’t imagine that there would be such a strong response. Over time, I’ve been enjoying it more and more, also because of the reactions of the FB friends. I noticed that portraits in color got more ‘likes’ than the ones in black and white, which didn’t astonish me. Sometimes the reactions were surprising, as in the case of the portrait with the most ‘likes’. (19-09-2018)

TODAYS FACE BOOK

In 2018 I made a book of the faces of one year, a second edition came in 2019.
During the compilation of the book I found that it contained a number of double portraits. Some I left in, because they have been reworked differently, others I replaced. Some of the portraits exist only digitally, I exchanged one portrait and four have remained in England (The Garden Gate Tearoom in Hitchin).
Two portraits have been included in a private collection.
At the end of the book you will find a list of names of artists, whom I referred to in the Face of the day.

Wim Vonk, Amsterdam 14-12-2018

Since 18 Oktober 2017

TODAY’S FACE
every day A FACE on FACEBOOK

the FACES of the book

13 December 2020

TODAY’S FACE SHOP
Are you interested in buying a face for yourself?

You can now buy FACES from the new shop at www.todaysface.nl/

Since Maart 2019

MUCH MORE FACES

Aftermath…………..more faces

March 2019

TODAY’S FACE BOOK
Bookpresentation

in Vienna, more information

More Todays Faces

I can’t stop making Todays Faces. After the book and the project was finished I kept on drawing in a thick book and found other faces to publish. Not every day but quite often.

Since 18 Oktober 2017

TODAY’S FACE
every day A FACE on FACEBOOK

the FACES of the book

13 December 2020

TODAY’S FACE SHOP
Are you interested in buying a face for yourself?

You can now buy FACES from the new shop at www.todaysface.nl/

Since Maart 2019

MUCH MORE FACES

Aftermath…………..more faces

March 2019

TODAY’S FACE BOOK
Bookpresentation

in Vienna, more information

Buchpräsentation und Ausstellung mit Wim Vonk

 

14.03.2019, 19:00 Uhr

SOAK-Buchpräsentation & Ausstellung
„Today’s Face“ – Buchpräsentation und Ausstellung mit Wim Vonk

Der holländische Künstler Wim Vonk – langjähriger Kursleiter für Malerei an der SOAK – hat ein Jahr lang täglich mit unnachahmlicher Kreativität Portraits geschaffen und unter dem Titel „Today’s Face“ auf Facebook gepostet. Nun erschien sein interessantes Werk auch in Buchform und wir freuen uns sehr, dass Wim sogar nach Wien kommt, um es bei uns zu präsentieren. Mit im Gepäck hat er auch einige Original-Zeichnungen, die ebenfalls im SOAK-Kreativloft Vienna gezeigt werden. Eine beachtliche Inspirationsquelle für Betrachter und Kunstschaffende.

WIM VONK unterrichtete viele Jahre Malerei an der Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Er ist Multimedia-Künstler, baut große kinetische Klanginstallationen und widmet sich intensiv der grafischen Arbeit.

Einlass: ab 18:30 Uhr
Dauer: 3 Stunden

Eintritt frei!

SOAK website

Since 18 Oktober 2017

TODAY’S FACE
every day A FACE on FACEBOOK

the FACES of the book

13 December 2020

TODAY’S FACE SHOP
Are you interested in buying a face for yourself?

You can now buy FACES from the new shop at www.todaysface.nl/

Since Maart 2019

MUCH MORE FACES

Aftermath…………..more faces

March 2019

TODAY’S FACE BOOK
Bookpresentation

in Vienna, more information

Today’s Face Shop

You can now buy FACES from the new shop at www.todaysface.nl/

About the book

20,5 x 20,5 cm
234 pages
full color
soft cover
€ 40,-

Since 18 Oktober 2017

TODAY’S FACE
every day A FACE on FACEBOOK

the FACES of the book

Since 18 Oktober 2017

TODAY’S FACE
every day A FACE on FACEBOOK

Aftermath…………..more faces

13 December 2020

TODAY’S FACE SHOP
Are you interested in buying a face for yourself?

You can now buy FACES from the new shop at www.todaysface.nl/

March 2019

TODAY’S FACE BOOK
Bookpresentation

in Vienna, more information

Buchpräsentation und Ausstellung mit Wim Vonk

 

14.03.2019, 19:00 Uhr

SOAK-Buchpräsentation & Ausstellung
„Today’s Face“ – Buchpräsentation und Ausstellung mit Wim Vonk

Der holländische Künstler Wim Vonk – langjähriger Kursleiter für Malerei an der SOAK – hat ein Jahr lang täglich mit unnachahmlicher Kreativität Portraits geschaffen und unter dem Titel „Today’s Face“ auf Facebook gepostet. Nun erschien sein interessantes Werk auch in Buchform und wir freuen uns sehr, dass Wim sogar nach Wien kommt, um es bei uns zu präsentieren. Mit im Gepäck hat er auch einige Original-Zeichnungen, die ebenfalls im SOAK-Kreativloft Vienna gezeigt werden. Eine beachtliche Inspirationsquelle für Betrachter und Kunstschaffende.

WIM VONK unterrichtete viele Jahre Malerei an der Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Er ist Multimedia-Künstler, baut große kinetische Klanginstallationen und widmet sich intensiv der grafischen Arbeit.

Einlass: ab 18:30 Uhr
Dauer: 3 Stunden

Eintritt frei!

SOAK website