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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.

(STEPHEN WALKER, USA)


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!
(Lisa PEREZ, USA, on IUOMA)

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)

dinsdag 30 oktober 2012

zaterdag 27 oktober 2012

AAN DE HALLEPOORT


Large painted envelope and collage fragments
Mailed to Inge Schets, Belgium

vrijdag 26 oktober 2012

LA FORCE DE LA MEUNIERE


Collage A4: The force of the miller’s wife

A joke on my own name VERMEULEN
VER being a contraction of VROUW in medieval Dutch (Femme/ Woman)
MEULEN being MOLEN (so mill)
So I am Guido of the woman of the mill or the miller’s wife
All the names in Dutch starting with VER are based on the old tradition to refer to the offspring of women and I find this comforting....

A WALK IN THE FOREST


Large painted envelope with collage fragment, for Rebecca Guyver in the UK

AT THE CHILDREN’s THEATRE


Large painted envelope with collage fragment. for Cheryl Penn in South Africa

THE MEDIEVAL CITY


Large painted envelope and collage fragment
Mailed to Robert Hugh Hunt, USA

zondag 21 oktober 2012

Lire dans le livre LA NAISSANCE DU MONDE


Large painted mail art envelope with collage fragment
mailed to Robert Varlez and Jo Hubert, France


vrijdag 19 oktober 2012

THE AFRICAN DREAM


Postcard collage intervention on a commercial postcard mailed by Wilma Duguay

donderdag 18 oktober 2012

woensdag 17 oktober 2012

dinsdag 16 oktober 2012

During the time I had the blues


Small painted envelope mailed to Andrey Zhelkovsky in Israel

During the night


Small painted envelope

During the construction of a spider web


Small painted envelope mailed to John Held Jr, USA

During a reception at the palace


Small painted envelope mailed to Gilberte Vermeulen, Belgium

During a flower arrangement


Small painted envelope mailed to Dean Marks in France

During 2 much drinking and kissing


Small painted envelope mailed to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan

LA COUTURIERE


Fusion of painting and collage, size A4 landscape
Mailed to Emilio Carrasco in Mexico

The Bird House


Collage 6 X 8 inches

The nesting panic


Collage 6 X 8 inches

A LA RECHERCHE DES AMANTS aka l’amour fait de nous des géants

Collage A4

donderdag 11 oktober 2012