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2. An Honest Puck

Any story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Right now this story has neither except for a small concept. When I was thinking about a concept for this project three weeks ago two sentences came to mind. ‘An honest Puck’, taken from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare being the first which I am currently reading again. ‘We have killed eachother with our ignorance’ which comes from Nineteen Again in Grand Central Station by Killglare Riley being the second. I have reposted this ingenious and beautiful song on my Soundcloud account so you can listen to it and download it. Do you remember what it was like when we were nineteen, and couldn’t tell anyone? I do, but by that time I already told everyone.

With only having the short film and sketches right now I am trying to soak up as much inspiration as possible. Today I saw the ‘Inside Björk’ documentary again which after almost 14 years continues to maintain my interest. Still being a much respected artist today Björk continues to discover, create and innovate. Her work with modern technology today makes me wonder why I don’t dare to play around more with that. I guess that once we have found our element we struggle to play around in fear of not being taken seriously anymore. Yet a playground is there to have learn and have fun at the same time.

The working title for the project will from now on be ‘An Honest Puck’. And the upcoming weekend I will visit Antwerp again to gather more inspiration. There I hope to work further on the concept to get a clearer picture of the project.

Do you have a question or a request?  Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

06/20/2017 — 19:25

1. Once upon a Night

I despise calling myself an artist because it feels pretentious. I would rather call myself a storyteller, still learning how to develop and present my stories. Last year I started one of my biggest projects, my first solo exposition Full Square. Full Square collided paintings, jewelry, video and music. After two years it felt like a worthy showcase of my work. It also stated the fact that I needed to continue to create in order to stay happy in life.

After watching Amanda Palmer’s ‘The Art of Asking’ TED Talk I realised I couldn’t do that project alone. I reached out to friends, family and acquaintances through social media for help. Someone offered me space, friends offered to hand out flyers and even deliver drinks and snacks. I learned that help will always be there if we have the decency to ask or offer something in return.

Even though I look back on the project proudly and with fond memories there was enough space for improvement. It was a showcase of my work and a big learning process. A year has passed and I am ready to embark on the next journey with a brand new project with new work. This time I  have decided to share the journey of this project online. The struggle, the decisions, all the work and everything that happens in between.

By sharing my journey I hope to interact more with friends, family and anyone who is interested in the project. By doing so I hope the project forms itself in ways that I would not be able to do alone.

I hope you will join me on this journey.

06/13/2017 — 08:11

Square One Revisited

Today, on the 6th of June, Jules Joseph celebrates it’s three year anniversary. What once started as a moniker for my paintings has since grown into my own creative platform. Having released jewerly, music, videos and paintings with great enthusiasm and creative freedom. To celebrate today I revisited the Square One EP, which is still my favorite out of all three released last year. You can now listen to Square One Revisited on Soundcloud and see the animated video for ‘Floating’ over at Vimeo.

Square One Revisted is a small side project to celebrate the anniversary. As announced I picked up painting again and am working on a new project. This new project will include the final version of the short film Another Night among other brand new work. More news about this project will be announced soon.

Do you have a question or a request? Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

06/6/2017 — 17:23

Floating

On the 26th of may the single mix of ‘Floating’ was released through Soundcloud. Now the official animation video has been uploaded to the Vimeo channel as well.

One week left until the 6th of June arrives, Jules Joseph will celebrate it’s three year anniversary and Square One Revisited will be launched through Soundcloud. Meanwhile I have started working on a bigger project which will feature the cut version of Another Night. More information about the project will follow in July.

Do you have a question or a request? Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

05/30/2017 — 16:20

Three Years

On the 6th of June, Jules Joseph will celebrate it’s three year anniversary. What once started as a moniker for my paintings has since grown into my own creative platform. This website was launched back in october of 2013 as a gallery for my paintings. It was relaunched in June of 2014 officially with handmade jewelry.

The year of 2015 was filled with multiple jewelry collections and the launch of the Facebook page, Vimeo account and Instagram. In 2016 that Facebook page was deleted and a Soundcloud account was made to provide an outlet for music. Three EP’s were released digitally. Square One, Square Two and Square Three.

The project reached it’s peak with Full Square. My first solo exposition colliding paintings, jewelry, video and music. After two years it felt like a worthy showcase of my work. It also stated the fact that I needed to continue to create in order to stay happy in life.

While I am slowly returning to painting and working on a new project which includes the short film Another Night, June is already around the corner. To celebrate I revisited the Square One EP, which is still my favorite out of all three. Square One Revisited will be launched on the 6th on June through Soundcloud. More news about it will follow soon.

Do you have a question or a request? Feel free to get in touch with me by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl

05/17/2017 — 20:52

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About Me

Martijn Jules Joseph Winkel is a graphic designer from Rotterdam with a specialization in art & design. He has also finished a study in Desktop Publishing – Allround. Besides graphic design, painting is his passion.

His passion for painting emerged at an early age, with his mother always pushing his creativity forward by trying to work with different materials and tools. After finishing his studies he also started focussing on jewelry releasing several collections through his website.

Celebrating the two year anniversary of Jules Joseph and the release of an online musical project divided in three EP’s, Martijn had his first solo exposition in Rotterdam in 2016 called ‘Full Square’. The exposition displayed paintings, jewelry, music and video.

After experimenting with a short film called Another Night at the start of 2017 he is now completely focussed on painting again. This website will serve as a showcase of his work, a way to get in contact with him and an active blog.

Do you have a question or perhaps a request? Feel free to get in touch by sending an e-mail to mail@julesjoseph.nl.