Saturday, May 13, 2006

Cuadros -Pieter Adriaans-

Pieter Adriaans

Cuadro “Rini Reading” del artista Pieter Adriaans

Pieter Adriaans (1955)
Got his first drawing lessons at the end of the sixties from the well-known painter Jacobus Koeman in Bergen aan Zee. In the seventies he was member of Teekengenootschap Pictura, in Dordrecht. He got painting lessons from G.E. Meertens, and from J. Van Kesteren. He studied philosophy in Leiden, the Netherlands, under Nuchelmans and van Peursen, and he worked as a painter in the eighties with occasional exhibitions. In spite of this background he considers himself to be an autodidact. After a successful business and science career and a single-handed sailing trip to the Azores in the year 2000 he decided to take up art seriously. He visited the Vrije Academie in The Hague were he got lessons from Ed van der Kooy, Pien Hazenberg en Marijke Verhoef. Since then he has developed his own style of painting. Using multiple layers of acrylics paint he creates large radiant canvasses in his characteristic robust handwriting. These paintings are greatly appreciated by a select group of admirers.
He was research assistent of Fresco for a while with the study of the philosophical estate of the well known Dutch philosopher and poet Johan Adreas Dér Mouw (1863-1919) as a special assignment. In 1983 he graduated and started to work as a software developer, and later service manager for Buro Microsoftware. In 1985 he became general manager of Compu'Disc and later general manager of Info'Products Informatica Diensten. He has been active in research in the areas of artificial intelligence and relational database systems since 1984. He and his business partner, Dolf Zantinge, founded Syllogic B.V. in 1989. In 1992 Adriaans received a PhD in computer science at the University of Amsterdam, where he is now a part-time professor in machine learning/artificial intelligence since 1998. Dolf and Pieter sold Syllogic to Perot Systems ( in 1997, and stayed on as managing directors - a transaction which officially included time off for Pieter to sail the Singlehanded TransAtlantic Race 2000. For this race he developed the Syllogic Sailing Lab the most advanced open 40 racing yacht currently around ( He is now advisor of Robosail Systems, a company that manufactures and sells selflearning autopilots, as well as senior research advisor for Perot Systems Corporation. Adriaans is member of the ICGI (International Conference on Grammar Induction) steering committee.
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