welcome to the official website of CAVUM
Vince Trommel, AKA CAVUM, was born in 1989 and lives at the island Goeree-Overflakkee in the Netherlands. He graduated from the AKV St. Joost as an illustrator in 2012.
After his graduation he started a job as a printer in a factory to earn some money. In his spare time he explored his own ideas and interests. From the heavy music scene to philosophy, art history, symbolism and the Christian (protestant) religion. Medieval manuscript paintings, woodblock prints and painters like Jheronimusch Bosch and Pieter Brueghel the Elder are a huge source of inspiration.
The main thing he does is making woodblock prints.
“I am not made for this stressful society. I even threw myself into a burnout because of how fast life is expected to go. Life itself became a product, made to throw away just like your cheap purchased crap. That is why I turned myself to woodblock prints. You can’t make a quick woodcut and print it. It takes a lot of time to create something good. Even the ink takes about five days to dry. But after the piece is printed you can enjoy it for at least a lifetime.”
By focussing on details and the story in symbols he forces the viewer to take time to read the images. Printmaking is developed to spread a message and images are messages without words but for everyone to read.
His illustration work is also known from Roadburn Festival (Weirdo Canyon Dispatch), The Obelisk Radio and The Sleeping Shaman webzine. Furthermore he has worked for various other bands, festivals, projects and custom works.