Commissioned artworks

Keep calm and think of new recipes


Photo 5 (Close up) of a handmade illustration / painting, a commissioned artwork by KPN, a large Dutch telecommunications provider. Artwork is created by Dutch contemporary urban artist Michiel Nagtegaal / Mr. Upside.


Commissioned artwork for major Dutch telecommunications provider KPN, as a farewell gift to a manager who left the company.

The artwork is a handdrawn illustration on a linnen canvas. It is a double portrait of the manager. The left side, looking backwards, depicts the business side as an IT-manager. The right side shows the person as a passionate home cook.

Calm and passionate
In the character description given by co-workers of the manager, 'keeping calm in stressful situations' was one the characteristics mentioned. Furthermore the manager is a passionate home cook that likes to show his culinairy achievements.

More pictures and background info in the corresponding blogpost on this artwork here.


• Original, unique and one of a kind
• 50cm x 100 cm
• 19,6" x 39,3"
• Wooden floating frame included
• Posca acrylic paint markers
• High gloss varnish
• January 2017

Interested in having an artwork like this on your wall or as a present?
Feel free to contact me anytime. I am sure we can work something out.

Limited edition prints?

Interested in having this artwork as a numbered and signed limited edition print? Please let me know because the possibilities are endless!

Estimated time of delivery?

My office and studio are located in The Hague, The Netherlands. Generally I try to ship the artworks within 48 hours. Depending on the location and shipping method the actual delivery can take up to two weeks.

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Dutch artist Mr. Upside

The painted, wooden phone holders are a artwork commissioned by large Dutch telecommunications provider KPN. The artwork is created by contemporary urban artist Mr. Upside. He uses vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual language of happiness and joy. Artist Mr. Upside is the art brand name of Michiel Nagtegaal.

He owns a small art gallery in Voorburg and works in a studio space in The Hague in The Netherlands (Holland). Besides paintings and art objects Mr. Upside loves doing a mural on your office wall, shop wall or illustrations on walls in a home. Michiel Nagtegaal is also a freelance UX designer and illustrator at Designia.

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