Marijn van Kreij

Marijn van Kreij 1978

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
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andriesse eyck galerie

Marijn van Kreij’s exhibitions are comprehensive installations in which each individual work contributes to a web of references. The creative act itself serves as a primary theme within Van Kreij’s practice. The artist exploits the manual nature of his work while questioning notions of authenticity and originality. Van Kreij avoids virtuosity, works relatively quickly, on impulse, and allows mistakes to be present. In his installations the artist tries to enforce an intense, associative way of looking. His work is about these associations and 'copies'. He combines a personal spirit with an analytical and investigative approach. His recent work consist of large paintings on paper using details from Picasso works among others. Not copying the details as closely as possible but using the details as a point of departure.

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Marijn van Kreij, Marijn van Kreij - Nude in the Studio, Marres, Maastricht
Marijn van Kreij - Nude in the Studio, Marres, Maastricht


ABN AMRO Kunstprijs 2016 juryrapport
With its decision to grant the ABN AMRO Art Award to Marijn van Kreij, the jury has chosen an investigative artist who has his own very distinct visual language. In Van Kreij’s oeuvre, consisting of drawings, paintings, collages, videos and installations, the process of duplication plays a key role. The jury values the artist’s contemporary stance demonstrated in the way he raises ‘non-subjects’ and ordinary details to the level of art, as well as in his manual approach to appropriating images amidst the current age of digital and online visual culture.
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ABN AMRO Kunstprijs 2016
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Helena Julian

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Marijn van Kreij had solo exhibitions at Marres, Maastricht (2018), Hermitage Amsterdam (2017), Ming Studios, Idaho (2015), AND/OR, London (2013), Museum De Hallen, Haarlem (2011) and group shows at the ACG Art Gallery, Athens (2017) Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2014/2016), La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2012) among others.


Solo 2018 Nude in the Studio, Marres, Maastricht 2017 ABN AMRO kunstprijs, Hermitage Amsterdam 2016 Nude in front of a Garden, Klemm's, Berlin Contingence for Beginners, Marijn van Kreij / Nickel van Duijvenboden, Barbara Seiler, Zurich Art Cologne, andriesse eyck galerie, Cologne 2015 Range Anxiety, andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam Traces, Ming Studios, Idaho 2014 According to Klee the Artist Should Create Like Nature, Barbara Seiler, Zürich 2013 He Who Sings Is Not Always Happy, AND/OR, London 2012 Riffs and Variations, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam 2011 How to Look Out, Museum De Hallen, Haarlem (cat.) 2011 The Passenger, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam (cat.) 2009 The Passenger, ZINGERpresents, London 2009 Hey Hey, My My, Kisterim, Budapest 2009 We Could Be Looking For The Same Thing, Loraini Alimantiri/Gazonrouge, Athens 2009 And Singin’ La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Schaufenster) 2008 Tomorrow is Humourless, Stedelijk Museum Bureau (SMBA), Amsterdam 2008 Hey Hey, My My, Liste '08, Basel 2007 Another Hole Inside The Hole You're In, KLERKX, Milan 2007 I Can't See Until I See Your Eyes, ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam 2004 Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch 2003 Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam Group 2018 Die wechselnde Erscheinung – The Changing Appearance, Kunstverein Langenhagen New Arrivals II, SCHUNCK*, Heerlen Der erweiterte Blick / The extended view Kunstverein Langenhagen Arco Madrid Art Rotterdam Fair 2017 Keep on Keeping on. A visual meta-collection JOY IN REPETITION, Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam ACG Art Gallery, Athens 2016 gerlach en koop, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht 2015 Let Us Meet Inside You, garage rotterdam, Rotterdam 2014 Wolvecampprijs 2014, Hazemeijer, Hengelo Repeat, 38CC, Delft Pointing Elsewhere, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg Hoge Horizon: Breugelland Vroeg 21ste Eeuw, Stedelijk Museum, Lier Beating around the bush – Episode #2, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht Voorbij het zichtbare: Een keuze uit eigen collectie, Het Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch Una Exposición Luminosa, Jugada a Tres Bandas, Esther Montoriol, Barcelona Tasten in het Duister, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg 2013 Dublin Doubles, Broadcast Gallery, Dublin Manœuvres, Voorkamer, Lier Hey you!, 1646, The Hague (with Jack Segbars and Nickel van Duijvenboden) Social Sound, VHDG, Leeuwarden People can only deal with the fantasy when they are ready for it, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere 2012 A Place No Cars Go, Pou, Barcelona Secret Postcards, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht The Only Rule is Work, Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde Present Forever, FATFORM, Amsterdam De Nederlandse Identiteit? Half suiker, half zand, De Paviljoens, Almere Picasso Grid, Autocenter, Berlin Newseum, Schunck at Pinkpop, Landgraaf A Dutch Landscape, La Casa Encendida, Madrid A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam 2011 Trompe Le Monde, Galerie Transit, Mechelen 25 +25, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen In- and outside - writing, Voorkamer, Lier All About Drawing, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam Poisson d'Avril, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam 2010 ARTSCHOOL/UK, Cell Project Space, Whitechapel Gallery, London Zweierlei, Austellungsraum Klingental, Basel Meer, Voorkamer, Lier Passanten 2010: Pods, Fundament, Tilburg Seventeen, London Stip 2010 en kunst nu, Centraal Museum, Utrecht X Artworks In A Straight Line (Seeking The Perfect Sphere), Crisp, London Diary of a Madman, Regina, Moscow Phoebus, Rotterdam (with Piet Dirkx and Marc Nagtzaam) Arrivals and Departures, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona Die Reliktion/Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg (with Remco Torenbosch)The Destroyed Room, Whatspace, Berlin / Tilburg 2009 You Can Tell A Cowboy By The Horse He Rides, Barbara Seiler, Zürich B-sides and Rarities, Lokaal 01, Breda Towing the Line, White Box, New York Unknown Territory, De Paviljoens, Almere Het Gesnoeide Matisseboompje, Kunst over kunst, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss I Was Lookin' Back To See If You Were Lookin' Back At Me To See Me Lookin' Back At You, ReMap2, Athens Today is OK, KLERKX, Milan The Tragic and The Funny Meet Again, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam Remain In Light, W139, Amsterdam Faux Frères, In Situ, Aalst 2008 A Meeting Between The Tragic and The Funny, Hessenhuis, Antwerpen From Cobra to Contemporary, Artnews Projects, Berlin Work The Room, GON, Istanbul Brabantpresentatie, NBKS, Breda, Endless Lowlands, Breaking Up (Pt. 2), KLEMM's, Berlin Standpunten, Centraal Museum, Utrecht Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, W139, Amsterdam Endless Lowlands, Breaking Up (Pt. 1), BINZ 39, Zürich 2007 The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future, De Hallen, Haarlem Drawing Typologies, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam (cat.) Paulo Post Futurum, Lokaal 01, Breda Kölnshow 2, European Kunsthalle, Cologne (cat.) Comfort/Discomfort, Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch Arcipelago Olanda, Fieromilanocity, Milan, (cat.) Those Quaint Moments Of Distress, Montana, Berlin I Want To Believe, Eva Presenhuber, Zürich You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory…, Galerie 48/SBK, Breda Cover Up, KOP, Breda 2006 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (cat.) Rijksakademie at Parts, Parts, Xiamen 2005 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (cat.) Salon VIII, NBKS, Breda 2004 Present Tense, Playstation/Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam Achterland en Achterdocht, Lokaal 01, Breda Prix de Rome 2004 Drawing/Graphics, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam (cat.) Match!, Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven / NBKS, Breda 2003 Eindexamententoonstelling, Akademie voor kunst en vormgeving St. Joost, Breda (cat.) CURATORIAL AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS 2014 33 Drawings on Language and Communality in A Straight Line, Barbara Seiler, Amsterdam Drawing With contributions by: Dina Danish, Sander van Deurzen, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Marcel van Eeden, Wineke Gartz, Tomoko Kawachi, Marijn van Kreij, Joost Krijnen, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Jannis Marwitz, Bert Mebius, Marc Nagtzaam, Rory Pilgrim, Christian Rothmaler and Ante Timmermans 2012 The Only Rule is Work, Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde. With works by: Douglas Huebler, Graham Hudson, WJM Kok, Klara Lidén, Dennis Oppenheim, Karl Pelgrom and Insituut voor Creatief Werk, Maarten Sleeuwits and Jennifer West 2011 The Passenger, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam. With works by: Gwenneth Boelens, René Daniëls, Maria Eichhorn, Daan van Golden, Richard Hamilton, Bas van den Hurk, Henri Jacobs, Michael Landy, Oliver Laric, Sol LeWitt, Ann Lislegaard, Christian Marclay, Duane Michals, Jan van de Pavert, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Yutaka Sone, Christopher Williams and Ian Wilson 2008 Tomorrow Is Humourless, Museumnacht 2008, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam. Video’s and performances by Yasser Ballemans, David Blandy, Aleksandra Domanovic, Fifi Hengsten, Meiro Koizumi, Torsten Lauschmann, Seth Price, Pipiloti Rist, Bas Schevers and Jennifer West PRIZES 2016 ABN AMRO Kunstprijs 2013 Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst 2008 De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2006 Uriôt Prize, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 2005 Salonprijs, Nieuwe Brabantse Kunst Stichting 2004 Prix de Rome, basic prize