With the help of scissors, Dutch artist Cornelis Hoek turns paper and colour into pieces of art in the "World in Our Hands" being showcased at Rotunda & Garden Gallery until June 29. Using scissors to create the colours on his palette so that the forms of his brush techniques bring together historically and geographically different ingredients, evolve into a carefully manipulated and unthinkable reality.
After studying at the Conservatoires of Amsterdam, Mannheim & Hannover, Hoek became a concert singer for more than 30 years and participated in more than 400 recitals and concerts. As a visual artist, more than 300 of his works are spread worldwide. As an impresario, he created several Chinese theatre shows and travelled with famous ballet companies through Europe, while during the summers he was the technical director of the International Festival of Youth and Music.