Jonathan Vermersch

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“This illustration is a reflection on the human-canine bond and interactions between men and dogs. Loyal and capable of unconditional love, dogs have been men’s best friends for 15,000 years. On the leash, guarding, sitting at their master’s feet, they are always by our side. The use of bold colours almost comes as a surprise for such a light-hearted subject suggesting deeper layers of the bond and the underlying power struggle in human relationships with animals.”

DIMENSIONS | 1 x 1 cm
MEDIUM | Archival Ink on Hahnemühle German Etching paper | Limited Edition of 20 Giclée prints (unframed)
AUTHENTICITY | Signed certificate of authenticity


Creating stories on paper by giving life to this complicated universe full of moving characters and objects is my way of letting my thoughts out in a condensed way.

I am a perfectionist. I tend to get lost in an endless spectrum of choices so I had to make certain rules. The colour rule is the most important one for me. Obsessing over perfection in my work often makes me forget about the journey and focus on the end picture only. I need to remind myself that I am doing something because I enjoy it and be more in the present.

"I always felt like I had too many ideas in my head, too many things I wanted to say.”

Movement is central to my work. Animation and I definitely have a love/ hate relationship back from when I started out in movie animation. To make a movie, everything needs to be compartmentalised and everyone has one specific job to do. I was lending my technical skills to build the vision of someone else and creativity was completely pushed aside so I left this world behind. I felt like there was so much more to life and I wanted to be the master of my own illustrations.

Now, movement is finding its way back into my work and I want to explore it with the skills and confidence I have built but on my own terms this time.

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