Jan Giliam
The fascinating thing about painting together with other artists is that your work is constantly painted over. You can never tell what the painting will be like. It's much like fooling around, but serious.

This method of creating is full of surprises. Because every artist brings in his own form-language and signature, the style integration is a stunning process. As if somebody else had been painting instead.

At a certain moment the finishing touch is there. Since all participants have their own criteria about a good work of art, there has to be a kind of consensus about quality. The results often seem ugly but outstanding though!

Anything between eureka and serendipity.

July 2022 - now: The “Cabo Mondego Section of Portuguese Surrealism” exists in two locations: Figueira da Foz, Portugal and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018 - now: CAPA still going strong, CAPA 5 with Rik Lina

1991 - July 2022: CAPA = Collective Automatic Painting Amsterdam

2000-now: Glass Studio Amsterdam, with Bert Grotjohann

2014: Giliam & Geamperle Glasmalerei, with Daniel Gaemperle

2013-2021: Giliam & Mombers Design, with Jean-Paul Mombers

1990-1994: Giliam & Gort: Projects on Artistic Grounds, with Ben Gort. newspaper article