Rob Bouwman (1981)
Lives in Haarlem. Works in Haarlem.
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Rob approaches paint and the act of painting as a liquid formless material and how this material can be spread over a carrier in different ways. This smudging goes with extreme precision, comparable to looking through a microscope toward a bacterium or fungus molded in between two glass plates. Since the end of 2015 Rob has started making a serie of works, concentrating on the mixing of different colors by means of a single paint touch. By intensive preparing of the surface, distributing the oil paint from various ways, he can then pull the pigments through each other with the aid of assistants and with a kind of home-made painting tools. These works originate from a contextual, visual and a paint-technical investigation into color, form and appearance in which all preparations were initiated by Rob down to that one final brush stroke. Rob Bouwman (1981, NL) lives and works in Haarlem. He studied at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen. His work has been in a number of exhibitions, in both The Netherlands and abroad. Art Rotterdam - Prospects&Concepts (Rotterdam), 37PK Art Platform (Haarlem), Schau Fenster (Berlin) and De Fabriek (Eindhoven) to name a few. He has been nominated several times for the Royal Awards for Painting.
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Rob Bouwman (1981) EDUCATION 2009-2011 Frank Mohr Institute MFA Painting, Groningen 2011 Hunter College MFA Program of exchange, New York 2004-2009 Minerva Academy BA, Groningen 2008 Hunter College MFA Program of exchange, New York EXHIBITIONS 2018 - NO/TIME - Willem Twee Fabriek, Den Bosch - 'Setting action / Defining moment’ - C&H Gallery, Amsterdam 2017 - Generatieportretten Schilderkunst deel 3 - Museum Waterland, Purmerend - Grensgebieden - CBK Emmen in collaboration with de Passages, Emmen - Echo's van De Stijl - 37PK, Haarlem - Amsterdam Art Fair - C&H Gallery, Amsterdam - Abstract Wall Paintings III - De Stijl 100 years. ACEC, Apeldoorn 2016 - Art Rotterdam - Prospects&Concepts, Mondriaan Fund, Rotterdam - Regenerate #2. A way of screen printing - Vishal, Haarlem -Royal Awards for Painting, Amsterdam - Moving Modernism - Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam - Regenerate #1. A way of screen printing - Horizonverticaal, Haarlem - Artists of the gallery - C&H Gallery, Amsterdam - LUW anniversary exhibition - 37PK Art Space, Haarlem - Material Matters - Concordia, Enschede - Edging Iris - C&H Gallery, Amsterdam - RC Art Fair - (Nieuwe Vide), Rotterdam 2015 - 20 Years of deferred value - Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem - Launch, Studio Onvervalst - Horizonverticaal, Haarlem - Kleinbeeld 3 - Museum Waterland, Purmerend - get FED ART fair, Arnhem 2014 - Dots That Go For A Walk - Art@Nuyens, Arnhem -Royal Awards for Painting, Amsterdam - Alle vogels bouwen nesten - de-Passages, Haarlem - RAW Art Fair - (MILK), Rotterdam - Zonder Pardon' - Horizonverticaal, Haarlem - 's Gravenhaarlem (part 2. Nieuwe Vide) - Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem 2013 - AIR9 Art in Red Light - (MILK), Amsterdam - Am Tisch ! Aan tafel. - Schau Fenster, (de-Passages), Berlin - Royal Awards for Painting, Amsterdam - Nieuwe uitleenschatten 2013 - CBK, Groningen - Post-Rotterdam - SANAA Gallery, Utrecht - RAW Art Fair - (MILK), Rotterdam - RE: Art Fair, Rotterdam - My love which is a building - 37PK Art Platform, Haarlem 2012 - Das Spectrum - IMG_SRC Collective, Utrecht - VOL.22, p012012 - 37PK Art Platform, Haarlem - Transition [4] - MILK - solo, Amsterdam - Groningen Concreet - Kunstruimte 09 & Pretty Vacant, Groningen - Salon#2 - Stichting WEP, Groningen -Soul Machine - Locatie Z Villa Ockenburgh, Den Haag - Buiten de lijnen 02 - De Fabriek, Eindhoven - Transition [0] - MILK, Amsterdam 2011 - The Importance of Being Frank - Frank Mohr Institute MFA, Groningen - Gasunie Art Price - Gasunie, Groningen - FMI Masters presents. - Defka, Assen 2010 - Young Talent XXL - Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam - Alternative Modernity - Frank Mohr Institute, concept: Ingrid Commandeur, Groningen - Jong uit Groningen - Anderwereld Gallery, Groningen - Aah Liz - Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam - Wallhouse #2 - Wallhouse, Groningen - Stichting SIGN+, Groningen - Art Rotterdam - (Mart House Gallery), Rotterdam - Colour Matters, part. 5 - Kunstruimte 09, Groningen - Black Matters - Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam 2009 - Sweaty Handshakes, FMI Masters - DNA, concept: Erik Tode & Jan Wattjes, Groningen - Art-olive Young Talent Award - Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam - Academie Minerva BA, Groningen - Showmaster - Minerva Academy, concept: Roel Arkesteijn, Groningen 2008 The System - Hunter College MFA, open studio's, New York - Jonge verf 5 - Minerva Academy, concept: Ton Mars, Groningen GRANTS: Work Contribution Young Talent - Mondriaan Fund, 2015/2016 NOMINATIONS / PRICES: Royal Awards for Painting 2016, nominated Royal Awards for Painting 2014, nominated Royal Awards for Painting 2013, nominated Gasunie Art Price 2011, nominated Art-olive Young Talent Award 2009, nominated PUBLICATIONS / TEXTS / ARTICLES : Catalogue Royal Awards for Painting 2016 Het Parool, Een grote rivier vol kleurverloop 2016 Catalogue Royal Awards for Painting 2014 Catalogue Royal Awards for Painting 2013 Catalogue Colour Matters - part. 5 Kunstruimte 09, Groningen Catalogue K09 08/09 - 09/10, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen Catalogue Art-olive Young Talent Award 2009 OTHER ACTIVITIES: 2015 -Guest teacher Projectweek, Zonder Pardon' - Minerva Academy, Groningen 2014 - Guest curator De vishal - As art as can be, Haarlem - Initiator Frank Mohr alumni exhibition series, Mohr Mohr Mohr, Haarlem - Guest teacher Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen 2013 - Guest teacher Minerva Academy, Groningen 2012 - Artist-talk 37PK Art Platform, Haarlem - Artist-talk Horizonverticaal Artist-run Space, Haarlem - Artist in residence VOL.22 - 37PK Art Platform, Haarlem