Inspired by drawing comics as a child, Edward developed a serious passion for painting at the age of 18. Only having one book about Dali and one about Edward Munch as sources of inspiration, he started to experiment with acrylics. “A whole new world opened up to me. I wasn’t obstructed by what other artists already made, because I had no clue about the history of different trends within art. I only had two books about art in my cupboard, everything was new to me”.
This “free period”, ended when Edward collapsed and lacked the energy to paint. For a while he didn’t get anything done.
Thanks to a good friend of his, who took him to the studio, he came in touch with painting again and he regained the strength to go on.
In the meantime Edward developed his own style. For long periods he worked at one theme and he developed his ideas by experimenting ferociously on this one theme.
The starting blocks of his career as an artist; the comics books and a book with Dali's and Edward Munches work, is still noticeable in his present style. Here and there one can see that he is inspired by Picasso.
Faces in cubistic style, with a strong link to African art, play a big role in his work. Faces in trees, faces that jump out of telephones and shout in somebody's ear in Arabic, all this surrealistic madness appears in his work.
2004 Exhibition Gallery Buytenweg, Rotterdam
2005 Exhibition Riagg Mathernesserlaan, Rotterdam
2010 Art-siders,Gallery Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2010 Outsider Art Salon”, Gallery Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2011 Outsider Art Expositie, Wijk bij Duurstede
2012 Exhibition Esmare Kunstkabinet, Capelle a/d IJssel
2012 "Who am I", Galerie du haut Pavé, Parijs, France
2013 Gaia Museum, Denemarken
2008 Artwork included in the Herenplaats collection
Work included in the Max E. Ammann collection,Switzerland
2006 to 2007 Sint Antonius painting course; helping people to draw and paint
2006 until now Punt 5: Assisting children with printing techniques.
2007 Gallery Herenplaats