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Toon Diepstraten

Toon Diepstraten
Born 1963, Diessen, Netherlands.
Lives and works in Europe, Spain.




Toon Diepstraten was born and raised in the Netherlands He started drawing and painting at a very young age, he attended Art-academy in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. During this time he got highly involved in aplying computers in Art. Using his own artificial intelligence routines this resulted in his graduating with a software-program that could communicate in dutch with visitors and changed the environment accordingly by displaying paintings, drawings and even Poetry. For years Toon went ever deeper into virtuality… Upto 2002. After reaching 40 he returned to ‘reality’ and started making physical objects again in an attempt to reconnect. Feeling the brushes, smelling the paint, hearing the canvas. a routine of traveling while working is creating a growing production of charcoal drawings which gives the guiding ‘Map of Europe’ a unique point of view in discovering the most amazing places.