Klaas Kloosterboer

Klaas Kloosterboer (1959)

Lives in Amsterdam (NL). Works in Amsterdam (NL).

The work of Klaas Kloosterboer was for the first time communicated to a larger audience at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht in 1992. His work was placed in the group exhibition 'Dumb Painting' (curator Dr. Marja Bosma) in the midst of 'radical' or 'speechless artists' such as Günter Umberg, Ian Davenport, Bernard Frize and Steven Parrino. His work, however, was particularly striking because - contrary to the work of others - it did not pursue a further reduction in abstract painting. The work of Kloosterboer shows much more the ambition to build a bridge between the abstraction of a canvas and the concreteness of an action or work plan, such as making a suit, prop, painted box or a sanded canvas for example. In the course of the years Klaas Kloosterboer has specialized more and more on this. KvG

Kristof De Clercq gallery
Gent - Belgium
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Klaas Kloosterboer lives and works in Amsterdam after attending the Rijksakademie there. He had solo exhibitions at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2003), and at Villa Roma, Florence (2010). As part of the Reykjavik Arts Festival (2009), he had a solo exhibition in Sudsudvestur. He participated in ‘Dumb painting’ at Centraal Museum, Utrecht (1992); ‘Bildraum Erweitert’ at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (1997) and The ‘Projection Project, Budapest episode’ at Kunsthalle, Budapest (2007). In 2009 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen presented work by Kloosterboer in The New Collection, and in 2011 he was part of the Maurice van Valen donation show in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. His work was on view at the exhibition XXXL Painting with Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw at the Submarine-wharf curated by Museum Boijmans director Sjarel Ex and curator Els Hoek.

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Klaas Kloosterboer Noord/Zuid Schermer, Netherlands, 1959 Lives and works in Amsterdam Education 1979-1983 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL Solo exhibitions 2017 Goochelen en Verlies / Magic and Loss, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, BE (with Frank Koolen) 2016 Voorraad, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL 2015 Guts (No Guts), Kristof De Clercq gallery, Ghent, BE (with Peter Morrens). 2014 Blue Suit, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, CH 2013 De Kunstbank, curator Herman Labro, Brussel, BE Open/the priciple of uncertainty, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL / Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Painting XXXL: Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin en Jim Shaw, Onderzeebootloods/Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL 2012 Klaas Kloosterboer, Kristof de Clercq Gallery, Gent, BE 2011 Summer Paintings I, Dolores Project Space, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL 2010 Cover, solo at the Summer Show, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL Solo, Dick de Bruijn, Middelburg, NL Pulpmachineries/Kammerspiel, Villa Romana, Florence, IT 2009 Solo Klaas Kloosterboer, Ellen de Bruijne Projects/Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Suðsuðvestur, Reykjanesbaer, Reykjavik Festival, Leafet, IS Löcher in der Zeit, Galerie Barbara Oberem, Bonn, DE 2008 Partij/Wederpartij, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Trennung, Galerie Barbara Oberem, Bonn, DE 2006 Solo, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL 2005 KK03, Galerie Barbara Oberem, Bonn, DE 2004 Conflict en weerstand, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL Sandwichman, Galerie van Gelder Amsterdam, NL 2003 Toekenning 017, Fonds BKVB, NL Ballast, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, DE 2001 Juffrouw en de regels, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL 2000 Spiderman, Exedra, Hilversum, NL 1999 % Painting, Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht (curator Moritz Küng), NL 1995 APP-BXL, Brussel, BE Group exhibitions (selection) 2017 The Painted Bird, Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands, brochure The multiple versus series versus a unique work, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam Paint it Soft, Schunck, Heerlen, Netherlands, cat. 2016 2000 Years of Art, Design and Collectibles: Boys’ Toys & Girls’ Pearls, Bob van Orsouw gallery, Zurich, CH After Gerolama Cardano’s suspense, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL 2015 Face to Face, Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, CH Postcards are to be looked at, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Parellel, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, BE Current Current, Bov van Orsouw, Zurich, CH Hand on Fabrics, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Casting Couch, Billytown, The Hague, NL 2014 Summertime, groupshow at Kristof de Clercq gallery Gent, Belgium Concept Store, Nest, The Hague, Netherlands Beauty is for Free, Nouvelle Image gallery, The Hague, Netherlands 2013 Capriccio, JCA de Kok centrum voor actuele kunst, The Hague, Netherlands This and That and This, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2012 Porta Nigra, Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, Londen, UK Couleur Radicaal, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, NL 30 Days of Peace, Love and Painting – Summer Painting Show, Ellen de Bruijne Projects Amsterdam, NL A for Artists, E for Exhibitions, Part 2, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Whatever Lola Wants, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Door Schildersogen / From a Painter's Perspective, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam The Island, Fatform Bijlmer, Amsterdam, NL Present Forever 55 Contemporary Dutch Artists, Fatform De Kleine Biennale, Fort Ruigenhoek, Groenekan/Utrecht, curator Mark Kremer, NL Clinch / Cross / Cut – Team 404 & John Armleder, New Jerseyy, Basel, CH My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, SCA Gallery/Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Rozelle, Superscope, Monika Bobinska (former Lounge Gallery), London, UK 2007 November ist vor Dezember, Galerie Barbara Oberem, Bonn, DE Colour first, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL The Projection Project, Budapest episode, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary, curator Mark Kremer HU My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, organised by CCNOA, Brussels, NL A Bit o’ White, CCNOA, Brussels, BE Minimalpop, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, curators Petra Bungert and Tilman, NL 2006 Bstrct, Kunsruimte 09, Groningen, NL Borderline, Stadsgalerij, Heerlen, NL Façade, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL Colour matters / part three, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen, NL Gegenstånde/Handlungsformen, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DU 2005 Winterkou/Winterly cold, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL ELF – Collectie aankopen, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, NL Fields for Propositions, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Kleurbeurs, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL 2004 Floor of Heaven, Artis, curator Jack Jaeger, Den Bosch, NL Social-minimalism, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Yellow Pages, curator John M Armleder, Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, CH Wunderkammer, 3 Hoog, Amsterdam, NL Live forever, or die trying, Torch, curator Twan Janssen, Amsterdam, NL 2003 Yellow Pages, Turm Galerie, Helmstedt (16 mei 2003), cat, DE 2002 Life in a Glass House, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, cat, NL 2001 Anders, Smart Project Space, curator Mark Kremer, cat, NL Biennale Leuven, curator Herman Labro, cat, BE 1999 00, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, cat., NL Festival a/d Werf, curator Moritz Kung, NL 1998 Showrooms, Huis ald Werf, Utrecht, NL Aachener Kunstverein, Aken, NL Losse Werken, Rake Klappen, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL 1997 Bildraum Erweitert, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, cat., BE De Verbouwing, de Vehuizing en de Verandering, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL 1995 Filiale, Basel (Moritz Küng), CH 1994 Mauritshuis, Den Haag, NL Art Hotel ’94, Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, NL Schoon, Oranjerie, Rotterdam, NL The Drawing Room, Amsterdam, NL 1992 Paintings & paintings, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, with Gerard Kodde en Steven Parrino Dumb painting, Centraal Museum, Utrecht , NL 1991 They see the light, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Buitengewoon, Impresariaat Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, NL 1990 Galleri Riis, Oslo, NO The Eye & The Ear, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Galerie van Kranendonk, Den Haag, NL 1989 Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, NL Gemeente-aankopen, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, cat., NL 1987 Terzij de Horde, Christofori, Amsterdam, cat., NL 1985 Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, NL 1983 De Selby, Amsterdam, NL International Art Fair presentations 2014 Presentation at Drawings Artfair Amsterdam, at Van Gelder Galerie Presentation at FIAC Paris, at Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Salle d´Honneur, booth I.J02 Presentation at Art Basel, at Bob van Orsouw gallery, Hall 2.1, booth P21 Duo presentation Klaas Kloosterboer and Julian Opie at Arco Madrid 19 - 23 February, Bob van Orsouw gallery booth 9B03 Duo presentation Klaas Kloosterboer and Thomas Rentmeister at Art Cologne 10 - 13 April, Ellen de Bruijne Projects Monographies, selection 2010 At the studio, publicatie in relation with Pulp Machineries exhibitions, Ellen de Bruijne Projects / Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2008 Trennung, Galerie Barbara Oberem, Bonn 2004 Vormen van schilderkunst - conflikt en weerstand, Stadsgalerij, Heerlen 2003 Shivering emotions + feverish feelings, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2002 Ritual of occupation/Ritueel van bezetting, Galerie Van Gelder/The Bifrons Publisher, Amsterdam 2002 1990 Klaas Kloosterboer, The Bifrons Publisher/Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, texts by Robert Jan Muller and Kees van Gelder Bibliography, selection 2013 XXXL Painting, Onderzeebootloods/Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, paper/catalogue, Els Hoek 2012 Door Schildersogen / From a Painter's Perspective, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam Schunck Collectie, Die Keure, Brugge, catalogus 2008 Schouwstukken, Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, The Hague Poldergeist, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Centrum voor Actuele Kunst, Vijfhuizen 2007 My eyes keep me in trouble, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem/CCNOA, Brussels 2005 Kleurbeurs, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam 2001 Smart Papers, Höhere Wesen befahlen: anders malen, Mark Kremer De Keeshond hapt, Biënnale Louvain, Louvain 1997 Bildraum Erweitert, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, curator Moritz Küng 1991 Pas geverfd, Stichting Air, Amsterdam Articles, selection 2014 ArtForum International website, review on the exhibition at Bob Van Orsouw gallery, by Hili Perlson 2012 Klaas Kloosterboer, Inge Braeckman, H ART, no.102, October 2010 De kunst om niet in beeld te staan/ The art of not getting in the way, Jurriaan Benschop, Door schilderogen/from painter’s perspective, Arti et Amicitiae 2010 Trappenhuis - Klaas Kloosterboer, Schouwstukken, Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, The Hague, Dutch text by artist Een frisse wind in Florence/Klaas Kloosterboer in Villa Romana, Alexander Mayhew, website Metropolis M, June De ander weet meer, ziet meer, voelt meer dan ikzelf, Evi Vingerling, Endless Lowlands [blog], 2010 2009 Bonner Galerie Oberem zeigt: “Locher in der Zeit”, Ann-Kathrin Akalin, Generalanzeiger Bonn, 17 November 2008 Pirate squared / Piraat in het kwadraat, Anno Lampe, Cut magazine about art, issue 3 Party - Opponent / Partij - Wederpartij, Kees van Gelder, Cut magazine about art, issue 2 2004 Een leeg pak, Jurriaan Benschop, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, n.p 2003 Klaas Kloosterboer, Michael Hübl, Kunstforum/ Band 167 Burlesker Modernist aus Holland, Laedtke, in Stadtzeitung, September Eine Peepshow als ferne Assocation an Platons Hohlengleichnis, Michael Hübl, Badischer Neue Nachrichten, September 2002 Ritueel van Bezetting/ Ritual of Occupation, Kees van Gelder, Galerie van Gelder/The Bifrons Publisher, Amsterdam Life in a Glass House, red. Jan Hein Sassen/Renske Janssen, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2001 Een diepe bespiegeling/A deep reflection, Jan WillemKnipscheer, Nieuwsbrief, Boekel de Neree, October De lichtvoetigheid van het oog, Lars Kwakkenbos, Studentenweekblad of the Leuvense Overkoepelende Kringorganisatie, April 1998 Balanceren op de rand van glans en drab, Grote schilderijen van Klaas Kloosterboer, Janneke Wesseling, NRC Handelsblad, 19 November Het hier en nu, Rogier Schumacher, Het Parool, 12 November Donkerbruine halo’s en ananas uit blik, Erik Hagoort, de Volkskrant, 4 November 1995 Zonder veel pretenties, Marina de Vries, Het Parool, 31 March 1994 Er waart een cowboy door de exquise Haagse kunstcollecties, Wilma Suto, de Volkskrant, 16 July Klaas Kloosterboer at van Gelder, Janet Koplos, Art in America, nr 2, February 1993 De schoonheid van een witgekalkt raam, Moritz Kung, Metropolis M, nr 4 1992 Domme kunst luidt tijd in van nieuwe abstracties, Mark Peeters, NRC Handelsblad, 24 July Silk cut & Dumb Painting, Mark Kremer, Kunst- en Museumjournaal, jg. 4, nr 1 Dumb Painting in het Centraal Museum Utrecht, Robert-Jan Muller, Archis, nr 9 Schilderkunst, een stabiel medium in een luidruchtig tijdperk, Rob Smolders, Metropolis M, nr 3, June 1990 Klaas Kloosterboer, Kees van Gelder, The Bifrons Publisher/Galerie van Gelder, unpaginated Klaas Kloosterboer, Rober-Jan Muller, The Bifrons Publisher/Galerie van Gelder, unpaginated 1987 87 Jaarboek Beeldende Kunst, Klaas Kloosterboer, Ed Bleij, Beeld, November 1984 Metropolis M, March-April Collections Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL Friesmuseum, Leeuwarden, NL SCHUNCK*, Heerlen, NL Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL Textiel Museum, Tilburg, NL Delta Lloyd Groep, Amsterdam NL PTT Telecom Collectie, NL Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, NL The Mind’s Eye, Amsterdam, NL Private collections in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden.