Actor, musician and theatrical producer John Buijsman is known for roles including Dr Doolittle in 'Loonies', Cor in 'Raymann is laat' and Freek-Willem in an advertisement for Dutch DIY and home improvement chain Gamma. He likes to wander around Boijmans when he’s working on a new production. ‘There’s so much here that gets me looking at the world in a different way.’
As an actor John Buijsman is involved with performing art every day, but he also has a real interest in fine art. Which are his favourite works in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen?
Which works of art touch you?
‘Don’t ask me to explain why, I think that’s always a difficult question when it comes to art. It either gets to you or it doesn’t. I’m always a little envious of art that doesn’t need an accompanying text.
Charles and Ray Eames are people who really changed the world. Picasso is the artist who reinvented himself most often. To me, his work is really overwhelming; I confess that I’ve had to leave a museum more than once because it all became a bit too much for me; it’s a mild form of Stendhal Syndrome.’
See below John Huijsman's complete selection