Hello, my name is Elmer Kouwenberg.
I am a visual artist from Holland and I have been making art for over more than a decade. Over the years I have specialized myself in psychedelic art, surrealism and pop art. Experimenting with colors and lines plays an important role in making my art.
My background is quite different from most artists. When I was 24, wich is about 25 years ago, I got into a violent car crash that made me almost completely paralyzed from the neck down. Almost…I was blessed that I had still function in my left biceps. With a brace to keep my wrist straight I learned that I could still express myself artistically, using the technology of this day and age. I could work with a computer using a trackball and a laser device controlled with my head to work on the fine details in my often oversized work.
But only with a computer you don’t get there. A lot of my art starts by making an interesting composition. Using the arms and hands of my nephew I put together what I have in mind. After digitizing it, my work starts: behind the computer I combine the real-life composition with my inner world.
I hope you like and enjoy the outcome.