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Information about Tymon de Laat


Tymon de Laat alias "MeLikePainting" is an urban contemporary artist from the Netherlands. Tymon was born in 1979 and grew up in Delft. In 2001 he graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy. His work can currently be found all over the world, especially on concrete and canvas in his hometown Rotterdam. Tymon searches for contrast which manifests itself in a colourful and energetic form. His signature style portraiture can be originated to an travel instilled fascination that started in central and south America. His weapons of choice are acrylics, markers & spraycans.



Tymon de Laat alias MeLikePainting (1979) studeerde in 2001 af aan de Willem de Kooning Academie. Hij heeft een sterke binding in kleur en techniek met urban contemporary en street-art. Zijn werk is brutaal geschilderd in felle kleuren, trefzekere gebaren en is geïnspireerd door zijn reizen om de wereld , met name Latijns –Amerika. In 2007 heeft Tymon MeLikePainting opgericht. Sinds 2011 is MeLikePainting galerie opgericht, een pop-up winkel die rond reist in Rotterdam. Naast vrij werk behoren toegepast schilderen, muurschilderingen en customizen ook tot de bezigheden.

Behalve schilderijen zijn er Fine Art Prints beschikbaar van toegepast werk met veelal de skyline van Rotterdam als inspiratie bron.

In 2011 zijn 5 werken opgenomen in de internationale kunst collectie van de "World Art Games" en het museum van Vukovar te Kroatie. Ook heeft hij werk in collecties bij het "Street Art Today Museum" Amsterdam, "Museo de Arte e Historia Guanajuato" Mexico, "Museum Rotterdam" en het maritiem Museum te Rotterdam hangen. Zijn klandizie bestaat o.a uit XITE music TV, Southern Comfort, Stolichnaya vodka, Ketel 1, Wereld haven dagen, Amports, Toms, Levi’s, Cardinal condoms. TV Ned 3 programma RamBam, Heijmans, Gemeente Rotterdam en Delft.



MeLikePainting  project “EatStreetBreatheArt”

First edition: https://vimeo.com/55685794
Second edition editie:  http://youtu.be/i0VgeXa85Os

MeLikePainting & gallery RR project: #RdamLivePaint.

second edition of #RdamLivePaint 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghin0lXC1jM
third edition of #RdamLivePaint 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEqW1fMWlQo




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"Tatuś" You will be missed dad. Digital drawing, #cintiq

Date: 2015-11-10 14:33:03.000000
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Yesterday evening DJ Ronald Molendijk wore our limited edition signature T-shirt, we designed in cooperation with LIGER , during his performance with Esmee Denters at RTL Late Night. Thank you for supporting MeLikePainting!

Date: 2015-11-05 13:34:27.000000
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A last minute red carpet job for the MeLikePainting exhibition tomorrow at the all inspiring Ted X event. And our intern Ivar striking a pose :)

Date: 2015-11-03 17:51:00.000000
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Trying some digital sketching and testing for a mural. #portrait #dad #WorkInProgress

Date: 2015-10-28 13:12:56.000000
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Crafting some new works at the MeLikePainting Studio. #portrait #commissioned

Date: 2015-10-27 19:33:32.000000
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Yesterdays opening of the 'Intern Outturn' expo was a huge success! We want to thank everyone for coming and making it such a great night :) For everyone who couldn't make it yesterday; you can still visit the expo untill the 23rd of november!

Date: 2015-10-24 07:35:20.000000
Intern Outturn exhibition opening

We cordially invite you to come to the festive opening night of 'Intern Outturn' Art Exhibition on Friday October 23th from 18:00 to 21:00 p.m.! From October 23th untill November 23th, MelikePainting Art Gallery and Studio presents the exhibition Intern Outturn. This temporary exhibition shows the vision and works of three emerging, Rotterdam based artists, namely Nuno Viegas (age 29), Wouter van der Giessen (age 20) and Laxmi Prithipalsingh (age 29). All three of them came into contact with MelikePainting Art Gallery and Studio as an intern and are now, after a learning period of a few months, ready to go their own way. These artists all have a distinct personal style of painting, that come together in this exhibition. You can visit the Intern Outturn art exhibition in the basement of MelikePainting Art Gallery and Studio (Lijnbaan 60) in Rotterdam. Wouter van der Giessen (Foose) http://byfoose.weebly.com/ Laxmi Manuela (Pritty Artistic) http://www.pritty-artistic.nl/ Nuno Viegas http://nunoviegas.weebly.com/

Date: 2015-10-19 17:47:09.000000

Our latest newsletter is out! Read all about the upcoming expo Intern Outturn exhibition opening , find out whats new in the gallery and meet our new interns!

Date: 2015-10-16 16:45:41.000000
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In the upcoming two weeks lovely lady Xenga will accompany us in the gallery :) Her specialities are being enthusiastic and drewling.

Date: 2015-10-15 13:23:00.000000
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Our intern Randy Bos at work in the Studio. Come and pay us a visit to see the end result!

Date: 2015-10-14 10:58:38.000000
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Door Edgar Mueller van pagina Indonesian scenery

Hi..is Castellon from Castellon?

Door eddy allart van pagina

Trots dat wij deze een mooie plek mogen geven in huis!! Dank!

Door Nancy van pagina

Hee Tymon,
leuk dat mijn broek in je gallery staat. Ik mis alleen je eigen verfLevi´s, die ik onlangs voor je gerepareerd heb. Dat is toch ook van je projecten die een eigen leven aan het leiden is.

Door Arie van den Berg van pagina


Door Nesha van pagina MeLikeMC

Hoi Tymon,

Ik heb je zojuist gebeld over het evt. werken op 18 september op de Wp in Bilthoven. Helaas kun je niet. Mocht je toch een gaatje hebben, laat het dan nog even horen, want je werk ziet er ontzettend goed uit!
Ik bel morgen Marcel even.

Yvonne Ordelmans

Door Yvonne van pagina project Eat Street Breathe Art

Hi Tymon,

Wat maak je mooie kleurrijke kunst!
Wil je een kleurrijk stuk ruilen voor kleurrijke schoenen? Check: www.mascolori.nl
Als je dat leuk vindt laat het me weten...


Door Jochem van pagina mex face black and white two

Well captured. Nice homogeneous colors.

Door Sascha Kolberg van pagina New Delhi and Agra

Incredible painting! Saw it while walking past Weena the other day. It kept me dreaming and thinking.. My dad's been working in the container industry for more than 30 years. If you ever think of painting something alike, I'm definitely interested.

Keep up the marvelous work.


Door Wouter van pagina more than meets the eye, commisioned

Damn brother, your not only a bad ass painter but sick ass photographer as well! You are the man my homie! Also, I didnt know you were Mexican. I love Mexico, I have been to Mexico City quite a few times. The street art is very pure in the form of the people, love it. I posted a few old canvases I did if you would like to have a look at them in my photos. Peace my friend, talk to you soon!......Bubo

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