The Act of Painting (TAOP) is a dynamic and international collective of artists organizing shows all over the world. With each show, TAOP seeks a city-specific connection. Localartists are invited to participate and thinkers, scientists and curators are asked to reflect on the work shown.
Though the composition of TAOP is constantly changing, the connecting factors remain the
intuitive process and intuitive way of working. That process closely correlates with a personal consciousness, the soul of the artist.

Another important spearhead of TAOP is the search for the meaning of abstraction. In each exhibit, the current relevance of abstraction is investigated and examined each time from a different perspective
Raymond Cuijpers