P. Winkel - Death Skull Moth

P.Winkel /   Unknown

Netherlands 1985

Installation, Typography, Prints, Design


December 9, 2015
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?

P.Winkel is a Dutch graphic designer and visual artist known for the materials he uses as well as some old crafts and techniques involved in a process.

P. Winkel’s craftsmanship

P. Winkel - Head Hunters
P. Winkel – Head Hunters

Winkel was born in 1985, and in 2007 he graduated at AKI in Enschede, Netherlands. During his studies, he spent more time in a wood shop than on a computer, which is kind of strange – having in mind that his major was Communication and Design.

Very soon after graduation P.Winkel started working for Siren Designers in Rotterdam where he became senior graphic designer with a lot of free time to spend on his artistic projects. He is concentrated on highly tactile work, experimenting with different techniques and materials.

P. Winkel’s typography design

P. Winkel - Memory Box
P. Winkel – Memory Box

His fascination for traditional typography, illustration and craftsmanship is obvious in the emphasis on details. The computer usually plays just a minor role during the creation of his artworks. His hand painted lettering, woodworking and printing techniques hold a symbolic value added to the chosen material, providing very personal context.

This artist is represented by Art is Just a Four Letter Word gallery.

P.Winkel lives and works as a graphic designer for Sirene Ontwerpers in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Featured image: P. Winkel – Death Skull Moth
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Wonder WorldArt is Just a Four Letter WordDuo