The fascinating thing about painting together with other artists is that your work is constantly painted over. You can never tell what the painting will be like. It's much like fooling around, but serious.

This method of creating is full of suprises. Because every artist brings in his own form-language and signature, the style integration is a stunning process. As if somebody else had been painting instead.

At a certain moment the finishing touch is there. Since all participants have their own criteria about a good work of art, there has to be a kind of consensus about quality. The results often seem ugly but outstanding though!

Anything between eureka and serendipity.

2014-now: Giliam & Geamperle Glasmalerei, Jan Giliam & Daniel Gaemperle
2013-now: Giliam & Mombers Fusing Design, Jan Giliam & Jean-Paul Mombers
2008-now: Cabo Mondego Section of Portugese Surrealism. Members: Rik lina, Miguel de Carvalho, Seixas Peixoto, João Rasteiro, Pedro Prata (Portugal) temporary participants or guests: Jan Giliam, Sergio Lima (Brazil), Marta Perez, Luiz Morgadinho, Celeste Tavares Alves (Portugal), Gregg Simpson (Canada), Michael Vandelaar (Australia), Donald Coulter, Kate Kirkhuff (USA), Miguel Flores Eloz (Chile)
2000-now: Glass Studio Amsterdam, Jan Giliam & Bert Grotjohann
1996-now: Collective Automatic Painting Amsterdam. Members: Rik Lina, Jan Giliam, Dave Bobroske (1949- 2013) (Canada) temporary participants or guests: Hettie Govers, Machteld Teekens, GertJan Evelo, Lex Kieliem, Max Mink, Ziad Haider (1954-2006) (Iraq), John Welson (Wales) Jorge Leal Labrin (Chile), Miguel Lohlé (Argentina), Amirah Gazel (Costa Rica), Antonio Beneyto (España)
1990-1994: Giliam & Gort: Projects on Artistic Grounds, newspaper article