Johan Kleinjan spent four months as artist in residence in Beijing at the
Chinese Institute for Provocation, which cooperates with the Dutch Mondriaan Fund. Wherever he goes Johan takes his pencils and sketchbook. He likes to draw people in their own environment, preferably without them being aware of it. In China people eat out much more often than in the Netherlands, and crowded places such as restaurants are excellent locations for Johan to work. His drawing materials are easily hidden between all the dishes and bowls on the table.