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Guido Vermeulen's mail art envelopes are like worlds into themselves and at the same time they are part of the much larger whole.

(a comment by NANCY BELL SCOTT, USA, on the IUOMA network)

Guido's paintings are like finding images in the clouds
(a comment by Kathleen D. Johnson, USA, on IUOMA)

Guido does not paint monsters but spirits and ghosts, full of love, tenderness and compassion
(LIZA LEYLA during a conversation, Belgium)

His ability to express emotions through painting is a beautiful gift. Allowing oneself to feel sadness is the most direct route through grief. His paintings feel peaceful and kind.


My life is shifting... Your work is intangible, ethereal, cosmically rewarding. i eat it up & savor it like a great sandwich! It made my day!

Thank you for the TALISMAN painting on the envelope. It is real cool and creepy at the same time. I haven’t seen a piece of abstract capture such as pain and emotion so well since I visited the museum of art in Toledo. Bravo!
(Sarah Jo Pender, USA, from the Indiana Women’s Prison)

I suppose you could characterize Guido's painting style as expressionist. I know he is very interested in dreams as a source for art and poetry, and these particular chapter pages seem like shadowy dream corridors filled with shifting images and scenes. The Michaux quotes work as a counterpoint, Guido's art is taking over when the limits of language have been reached.
(De Villo Sloan, USA, on my tribute pages to Henri Michaux, see LAMUSAR blog)

Guido’s art expressions are always poems and they show us the reality of our real faces and souls (Mariana Serban, Romania)

His titles have both inspired and educated me (Alicia Starr, USA)

vrijdag 13 augustus 2010


Intervention on a mail art envelope for the Mute Sounds project of Pedro Bericat in Spain, accompanied by this text:


For Pedro Bericat

War is over
Till the next one
Comes around

I'm afraid of the one-minute silence
of peace in between
because that silence my friends
is just filled with more hatred
more guns and more reasons
to start a new one
more deadly more efficient more clever
then before

I'm afraid of all these assholes
calling for more efficiency and excellence
The next bomb will be something else
You ain't seen nothing yet!

I'm afraid of the truth hidden in silent songs
Afraid of the wind evaporation in collapsing lungs
Afraid of black rain and the sheet music of menacing clouds
Lennon was so right and so wrong at the same time

War is over
Till the next one
Comes around

Guido Vermeulen

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