Jeroen Pomp

Netherlands 1985

Outsider Art

Jeroen Pomp
Jeroen Pomp
April 15, 2013
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Jeroen Pomp is a Dutch artist who based his art on the horror vacui, fear of the empty space, also known in Ancient Greece as kenophobia. By using pencils, this artist doesn’ leave a single detail uncolored, filling the paper with intensely hued flora and fauna. Pomp calls himself a living encyclopedia of animals. Beside nature themes, he also creates cityscapes, seen from twisted bird’s eye perspective, depicting cities as a scrambled but still quite livable places. Jeroen Pomp suffers from both autism and epilepsy, and he lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, collaborating closely with a Herenplaats gallery.

Featured image: artist at work © YouTube