Posting a “New Year” blog in the middle of January tends to be frowned upon. However
I had to be quiet about all of my exciting news up until now.
Look mom, I became an artist!
I always thought of myself as a photographer more than an artist. However, this summer I finally gathered my courage to put my photographs on a wall & make a book. The feedback was amazing and now I am hooked. Not only did the people who visited help me refine my concept, but a large part also showed interest in my work.
Look mom, I made new friends!
Some of those visitors were the amazing people at @Kunstgezind. It took them one little tour to ask if I wanted to join their collective of promising Belgian artists. And yes, I wanted that. My profile will be up on their website soon.
I had to start taking my artistic work more serious and decided to dedicate an entire new website to it. My future artistic updates will be shown over at: www.frederickvangrootel.com.
Hey mom, can I go to New York?
This probably is the first real newsworthy item. Because of divine timing, Kunstgezind was working on an exhibition in collaboration with Querencia Studio in New York. They asked me to be part of the handful of artists to join and make this happen. We are currently working on the invites, which I will share with you soon. But in short:
OUT OF OFFICE: 19 feb - 27 feb
due to an exhibition in New York
What about the business side?
Of course all this artistic development didn’t slow down my vision for Fred&Erick. I have been putting in hours of work to craft a dandy little portfolio to let people know what I do best.
My goal with all of this is to build more long-term client relationships to help them build their brand.