Every history tells a different story

A site specifice work at ZQM, Berlin. A 50 cm high stripe sanded all around the room, completed with several white panels.

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From scratch

‘From scratch’ is a solo show and the first show to be shown in a new art space in Berlin called In the Rackroom. The show is the follow up on my show ‘Sweet nothing’ earlier this year at the Frank Taal Gallery in Rotterdam.

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Sweet nothing

Solo show at Frank Taal Gallery in Rotterdam, 2017. Sweet nothing is a show that challenges the viewer to a closer look and to form an opinion on that what they see.

photo’s Aad Hoogendoorn

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Natural Outreach

Ivy, 30 meter steel cable, 6 holes

30m x 30cm x 30cm

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Entities (1994, 2012, 1911)

When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, the museum received more visitors then ever before. The same thing happened when ‘The Scream’ was stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo in 1994. The people lined up in front of the empty space that the painting had left behind. Continue Reading →

Energy savers

A series of small frames, each containing a little work made out of tape, paper and paint. The works have a feel of leather over them as if they were skins of an animal that is not there any more. Continue Reading →

Modern thoughts, broken dreams

Modern thoughts, broken dreams is a reflection on the relation between the artist and the white wall of the art institutes. Continue Reading →

Remains/Stolen footage (after AA Bronson #3 and #4)

These works are follow ups of two works from two works that I made in 2014. The works are made with material taken from Witte de With in Rotterdam during the building up of the show of AA Bronson.

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Traces of labour

Traces of labour is a work first presented at Double Standard, a show at Lage Egal together with Ivan Liovik Ebel. The work consists of an edition of 15 t-shirts. The t-shirts have all exactly the same stains that look like stains from paining a wall white.

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The white cube remains #2

This installation was build specially for the P/Art 2015 in Hamburg. Dimensions 3 x 3 meter, two meters high and inside a small painting made out of the leftovers of the constructionsite. Continue Reading →

Remains/Stolen footage (After Bram Braam)

A new work in the Remains/Stolen footage series. This time, as a tribute to my friendship with colleague Bram Braam, I used a piece of material that was taken from his studio in Berlin.

Material: wood, frames, paper. Size: 200 x 70 cm Continue Reading →

The whitecube remains #1

An installation built at the Lasloods in Vlissingen during the project ‘If paradise is half as nice 4’.

Materials: plasterboard, scrap wood, paint, frame, floor cover. Size: 4 x 4 meter. Continue Reading →

Out of the White cube #2

Invited by the organisation of the Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum (Germany) I spent four weeks working at this unique location in the small village close to Dessau. This residency period ended with a participation with four of my works in the exhibition ‘Unter zwischen im Ampelhaus’, two new ones and two works that were created last year in Leipzig.

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Remains/Stolen footage (after AA Bronson) @ Frank Taal gallery

Friday the 27th of june Gallery Frank Taal opened ‘Figure That’. In this group exhibition the gallery reflects on itself by showing all the artists they represent. For this event I was invited to act as a guest artists within the show. I presented new work in the series ‘Remains/Stolen footage (after AA Bronson)’.   Continue Reading →

Half empty

During the Kunstweekend Charlois Jeroen Bosch curated an exhibition called ‘Half empty’. In an old officebuilding in the south of Rotterdam he brought together a group of artists that create work with a high level of abstractness in it. I was invited to be part of this show.

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Kedeng kedeng oehoe

In honour of the opening of the new Central Station about 6 artists were asked to create a work in public space. These works were to make a connection between the train station and the inner city. This commission resulted in my work ‘Kedeng kedeng oehoe’, at display at the new CitizenM hotel in Rotterdam.

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Ruïns @ Donau83

Ruïns was the first exhibition in the new projectspace Donau83 in Berlin. I was invited to make a show together with Aldo van den Broek and initiator Bram Braam. Three dutch artists in Berlin with an aesthetic connection in their work.

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Scraps triptych

A triptych of wall pieces made out of framed scraps of brick.

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a wall piece made out of asbestosa wall piece made out of asbestos

Asbestos II

Four pieces of asbestos mounted directly on the wall. Together they make a ode to painters like Piet Mondriaan and Bart van der Leck, a sort of archeology in the collective art memory.

If paradise is half as nice 2 @ atelierhof Kreuzberg Berlin

The project ‘If paradise is half as nice 2’ was presented in Berlin a week after the presentation in Leipzig. The location was the exhibition space of Atelierhof Kreuzberg, a completely different surrounding then the original location in Leipzig and therefor a totally other presentation, based on the same works.

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If paradise is half as nice 2 : ‘Asbestos I’

‘Asbestos I’ is a work that came to existence during the ‘As paradise is half as nice’ project in Leipzig.

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If paradise is half as nice 2 : ‘Out of the white cube (Remains/Stolen footage)’

‘Out of the white cube (Remains/Stolen footage)’ is a series of work that came to existence during the ‘As paradise is half as nice’ project in Leipzig. The works are a follow up of previous works that I have made and have the same subtitle.

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Hatch

 

During the ‘Verborgen Tuinen 2013’ event, I created a closed hatch at the garden of a housing block in Charlois, Rotterdam. This hatch could be a way to pass to another space,  basement, tunnel or whatever. But in the meantime it is also an exit from such a space to the garden. What it really is we will not know, because the hatch appears to be locked tight!

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Re:Rotterdam 2013

From 6 till 10 february the Re:Rotterdam art fair took place. A fair for small galleries and individual artists.  My personal booth showed the series of works under the name ‘Remains/Stolen footage’

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Initial numbers

A serie of neon works in the shape of my own initials ‘TTB’ and numbered as a so called ‘edition’ from 1/5 till 5/5. Continue Reading →

I don’t quit my daytime job

A solo show at Upominki Rotterdam resulted in ‘I don’t quit my daytime job’. The show presented the first works of the ‘Remains/Stolen Footage’-series. The title refers to the background of the materials used for the works which come from jobs I do to maintain my income.

 

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CBK

Hole in One

Hole in One is a work made for the Sports summer at the CBK Rotterdam. Six artist initiatives were asked to make a mini-golf hole. Continue Reading →

Diving in Deep

Diving in Deep is a short documentary work made by me and Lucie Grisey on a project I did in Douala. This project was part of SUD2010, a three-yearly event in Cameroon that deals with art in Public Space. My stay there was part of a residence-program by the Fonds BKVB.

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