Visionary Art Series - Kamiel Proost
Featuring in our Visionary Art Series is Kamiel Proost, an artist hailing from our own humble city of Amsterdam.
Born in Amsterdam in 1969, Kamiel Proost has been a painter for as long as he can remember. He is also a renowned poet, singer and writer, having written for both the Amsterdam Joy magazine as well as Frontier Magazine. Known for his sense of humour, Kamiel Proost set up a website with Olaf Zwetsloot asking for donations so they could buy a yellow hummer, his nonchalant outlook on life also has him wondering if he will ever reach the high echelons of fame whilst he sits around drinking beer and fathering his two children – he calls it the Van Gogh-Syndrome. His work has been shown all over the world, with his “dollar art” series gaining quite a bit of recognition, but he maintains a permanent display in the Amsterdam smart shop Kokopelli – drawing attention to the links between his work on the effects of psychedelics on the consciousness.
Kamiel Proost describes his inspirations coming from pop surrealism, dreams and everything from Mexican tattoos to Hieronymus Bosch.
Painting and drawing
Magic Mushroom Buddha