FUNZIG

 

Since I was young I have been really passionate about hip hop. What intriges me is how a hiphop artist is able to take you along into their world. As an illustrator I adopt that technique in order to submerge the viewer into my world. Through the medium of Illustration I try to give people a different view on contemporary problems within our society.

contact

 

Funs Janssen

Beijerlandselaan 190 b2

3074 ES Rotterdam

M. +31 (0) 6 31 94 38 45

E. info@funzig.nl

about

 

I live in the South of Rotterdam. My surroundings and the street I live in form the main inspiration for my work.

 

Everyone speaks their own language. Not only spoken or written, but also body language, imagery, history, cultural archive and the behavioral codes of your environment. What I noticed is that a lot of people don’t take the effort to understand other languages and tend to only listen to their own. They interpret their own language as an absolute truth.

 

Since I was young I have been really passionate about hip hop. What intriges me is how a hiphop artist is able to take you along into their world. As an illustrator I adopt that technique in order to submerge the viewer into my world. Through the medium of Illustration I try to give people a different view on contemporary problems within our society.

 

 

Education:

(MBO) Visual/Graphic Design – Sint Lucas Boxtel 2009-2013

(HBO) Bachelor Illustration Design – WdKA Rotterdam 2013-2017

 

Clients and Publications:

Willem de Kooning Academie, TU/e, Plattelandshoes, Funktional J, Rotown, Jazz Museum,

Keilewerf 1/2

 

Awards and Nominations:

2017 Drempelprijs, Nominated

 

Interviews/features:

June 2017 Vers Beton, Article

 

Movement

Member of We are a movement not a collective since 2017

 

Selected Exhibitions and Events

octoer 2013 Screenprint workshop, SintLucas - Boxtel

 

may 2014 Daily show, small solo show, Old harbor - Rotterdam

 

may 2015 Vin en Fun, small group show, old police station, witte de with - Rotterdam

june 2015 Jazz Musuem, wall painting, Jazz Museum - Rotterdam

july 2015 Collective show, small group show, krallingen - Rotterdam

 

februari 2016 Peepshow, group exhibition, WdKA - Rotterdam

april 2016 King Wall, wall painting, Kingsday - Dordrecht

 

februari 2017 Artist talk, WdKA - Rotterdam

april 2017 Artist talk, WdKA - Rotterdam

june 2017 Graduation Show, School exhibition, WdKA - Rotterdam

Oktober 2017 Workshop - Illustration festival, Showroom MAMA - Rotterdam