One in a million

Site specific installation, golden stone and glass.

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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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Cool Calm Collected @ Galerie Gilla Lörcher

I am pleased to present my first solo show at Galerie Gilla Lörcher in Berlin under the name Cool Calm Collected. The show presents works made during my first two years in Berlin.

The show is on display from March 19 – April 22 2016,  Pohlstraße 73 , 10785 Berlin.

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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 →

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 →

the Continuum

The continuum is a series of work that form the start of a new research. Until now the series exist out of 3 works: ‘A controversial thought in a continuum’, ‘In search for the continuum’ and ‘Swinging in the continuum’.

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'A controversial thought in a continuum', 2015, wood/paint/chalk, 150x250 cm, €5900'A controversial thought in a continuum', 2015, wood/paint/chalk, 150x250 cm, €5900'Remains/Stolen footage (after Angela Bulloch #2, #3 and #4)', 2012, found footage/frames, 70x70 cm, 53x93 cm, 80x80 cm, €1700/piece, €4600/tryptich'Remains/Stolen footage (after Angela Bulloch #2, #3 and #4)', 2012, found footage/frames, 70x70 cm, 53x93 cm, 80x80 cm, €1700/piece, €4600/tryptich'Remains/Stolen footage (after Erik van Lieshout)', 2013, found footage, 41x70 cm, €950'Remains/Stolen footage (after Qiu Zhijie #3)', 2013, found footage/tape/glass, 34x50 cm (50x70 cm glass), €950'Creating the whitecube #2', 2014, fotoprint in frame, edition 1//1, 55x75 cm, €1100'Eurydice's Mask #2', 2014, paper/tape/frame/felt, 37x43 cm, €650'Holier than thou', 2014, photoprint on dibont, edition 1/3 (+1 ap), 100x150 cm, €2900'Little remains of paradise', 2014, found footage/cardboard/paint, 11x16 cm, €550'Out of the whitecube #2', 2014, found footage/painted metal sheets, 30x102 cm, €1250Three works at 'Reverse Causality' (middle work by Mike Ottink)Overview of 'Revere Causality''Paradise Isle', 2014, plinth/glass/found footage/ceramics, 130x30x30, SOLD'Paradise Isle' (detail)'Remains/Stolen footage (after Qiu Zhijie #1), 2013, found footage/tape/glass, 55x100, €1450'the quality of the blue, the quality of the red (with Erik van Lieshout)' 2015, found footage/wood/paint/chalk, 250x180 cm, €6700'Searching for the continuum', 2015, chalk/paint/wood, 57x125 cm, €2300'Swinging in the continuum', 2015, chalk/paint/wood, 57x125 cm, €2300'Searching for the continuum' (detail)'Swinging in the continuum' (detail)'the quality of the blue, the quality of the red' (detail)'the quality of the blue, the quality of the red' (detail)Wall at 'Reverse causality' with Mike OttinkWall at 'Reverse causality' with Mike Ottink

Reverse causality @ Frank Taal Gallery

Reverse causality is a duo show of me together with Mike Ottink at the Frank Taal Gallery from 20/02/2015 till 28/02/2015. This is an overview of my works at that show. For more information, please contact me or the gallery. Continue Reading →

Holier than thou

photo print on dibont, 100×150 cm

The photo is made during the project ‘If paradise is half as nice 3’ and is printed in an edition of three. Price on demand.

Abstract in Black @ Kreuzberg Pavillon

On the 27th of september the one night show ‘Abstract in Black’ was at display at Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin. I was invited to curate this show by invitation of this small, but popular project space.

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If paradise is half as nice #3

From the 6th of august till the 7th of september 2014 I spend my time working in Leipzig. Together with Willem Besselink, Pim Palsgraaf, Daan Botlek, Regina Kelaita and Bram Braam, I used an old empty factory building to make site specific works in order to present this during the ‘Tag für Industrie Kultur Leipzig’. Parallel to this presentation we had a small show at Post-Industriale as a teaser for our factory show as well.

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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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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: the project

‘If paradise is half as nice’ is a project initiated by Pim Palsgraaf and Daan Botlek. This year me, Willem Besselink and Braam Braam had the honour to be part of the second edition of the event that takes place in an abandoned factory in Leipzig.

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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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Hosting ‘De Derde Dinsdag’

In January I had the honor of hosting ‘De Derde Disdag’, a monthly talk show about the cultural activities in Rotterdam. This short documentary is made by Marieke van der Lippe and ‘De Derde Dinsdag’ is an initiative by a group of cultural institutes in Rotterdam.

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 →

Steinkohle Deutsch (Stonecoal German)

‘Steinkohle Deutsch’ is the first short film made for the Volksrekorders project in Dresden in 2008.  Continue Reading →