Marc Mulders 1958

Lives in Oostelbeers. Works in Oostelbeers.
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Kersgallery

Painter and glazier Marc Mulders (1958) works and lives at Landgoed Baest, between Tilburg and Eindhoven. There he has his own inspirational gardens, his own Giverny. The estate is the result of a long development, in which creation and nature became more and more central. For Mulders, everything stems from the concepts of religion, tradition and attention. Mulders studied at the Sint Joost Academy in Breda between 1978-1983. Two years later he won the Prix de Rome. The work of Mulders, inspired by Catholic themes, such as Ecce Homo (1989), formed a counterpoint to that of popular postmodernists of the time, such as René Daniels, Rob Birza and Rob Scholten. This gave Mulders a great deal of international attention, which resulted in a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1991, among other things. Shortly after the exhibition, Mulders visited the Isenheimer Altar in Colmar, France. Mulders realized that the realism with which Matthias Gruenewald had depicted the suffering of Christ was not for him. Back in Tilburg, Mulders decided to paint white flowers without stems in order to depict the vulnerability of the human body. More and more Mulders would draw attention to the eternal cycle of life and death represented by nature. Fish and bird figures, flowers and numerous organic motifs are therefore recurring elements in his work. Mulders considers his canvases as indefinable spaces, as "rooms of creation", and considers it to be his task to make these rooms beautiful and pleasant in order to meet the other. Over the years, Mulders drifted further away from Catholicism, drawing inspiration from other religious and spiritual currents. The Moonlight Garden adjacent to the Taj Mahal played a major role in his 2014 exhibition at Het Noordbrabants Museum. This garden was specially designed for contemplation: "to be able to rest after a day’s work and to be able to get up again with confidence". In recent years, Mulders has drawn his inspiration mainly from nature in his immediate vicinity: the beauty of the flowers at Landgoed Baest. There Mulders paints in the tradition of the Impressionists en plein air in a mobile studio. Mulders has also made a large number of stained-glass windows for the St. John's Cathedral in Den Bosch and the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

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Marc Mulders Interview Studio Baest (EN subtitle)
Hollandse Meesters - Marc Mulders
Marc Mulders, Studio Baest - Marc Mulders
Studio Baest - Marc Mulders
Marc Mulders, Studio Baest - Marc Mulders
Studio Baest - Marc Mulders
Marc Mulders, Studio Baest - Marc Mulders
Studio Baest - Marc Mulders
Marc Mulders, Studio Baest - Marc Mulders
Studio Baest - Marc Mulders

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Marc Mulders studied at the Sint Joost Academy in Breda from 1978 to1983. In 1986 Mulders won the Prix de Rome and had a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1991. Subsequently, the attention for his work was great, both at home and abroad. Mulders was represented by galleries in Paris and New York. Yet, he decided to quit working abroad. Mulders calls his position as a painter anti-globalist and local. According to Mulders, there is plenty of work to do in the place to which you relate. In order to further develop this, Mulders decided to open up his mobile studio, made by designer Piet Hein Eek, to Dutch artists.

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Tilburg 1958 Woont en werkt in Oostelbeers www.marcmulders.com Solotentoonstellingen – selectie 1991 • Marc Mulders, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam • Marc Mulders, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden • Marc Mulders, Galerie Wittenbrink, München [ de ] 1993 Marc Mulders, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 1997 Marc Mulders, Galerie Daniel Templon, Parijs [ fr ] 1999 • Splinters and Grass, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York [ us ] • Marc Mulders, De Pont Museum, Tilburg 2003 Galerie Brennecke, Berlijn [ de ] 2006 De zachte vacht van het sterven, met Sarah Lucas, Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen, Haarlem 2008 Mapping Out Paradise, met Claudy Jongstra, De Pont Museum, Tilburg • Lost for Faith/returned for beauty, Marres center for contemporary art Maastricht 2013 The Moonlight Garden, Het Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch 2014 • Vensters, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort 2018 Bloem en dier, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Nieuwe schilderijen, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam Groepstentoonstellingen – selectie 1986 Prix de Rome 1985, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam 1987 Een grote activiteit. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1990 Gemengd bedrijf. Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag 1992 De Opening, De Pont Museum, Tilburg. 1994 Idea Europa, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena [ it ] en Museo Civico, Padua [ it ] 1995 Couplet V: dansende meisjes, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1997 Dutch light, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York [ us ] 1998 NL, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 2000 • SO by Alexander van Slobbe, spring collection 2001, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Parijs [ fr ] • Collection 2001, SO by Alexander van Slobbe, Flagstore, Tokio [ jp ] 2003 • Gogh Modern. Van Gogh en de hedendaagse kunst, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam • Nederland niet Nederland, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 2018. • WeerZien, De Pont Museum, Tilburg 2019 • Vrijheid, De 50 Nederlandse kernkunstwerken vanaf 1968. Museum de Fundatie Zwolle. Glas in loodramen – selectie 2004 Een tuin van glas, t.g.v. het 25-jarig regeringsjubileum van koningin Beatrix, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam 2006 • Apokalypse, Museum Catharijne Convent, Utrecht • Het Laatste Oordeel, Sint-Janskathedraal, ’s-Hertogenbosch 2007 Amor Proximi, Oranjefonds, Utrecht 2013 Sterrenhemel, Grafkapel Van Abbe, Waalre 2016 Erasmusraam, De Grote Kerk, Gouda Prijzen 1985 Prix de Rome basisprijs 1989 Charlotte Köhlerprijs 1997 NBM-Amstelland/Pulchri-prijs 2006 Glas-in-loodraam Een tuin van glas in de Nieuwe Kerk te Amsterdam 2017 • Kunstenaar van het jaar, Stichting Kunstweek • De provinciepenning van Noord-Brabant, Ereburgerschap van de provincie Bibliografie – selectie • W. Beeren, ‘Marc Mulders’ in Een grote activiteit (Amsterdam: catalogus Stedelijk Museum, 1987). • J. Guldemond, ‘Marc Mulders’ in Zes projecten (Eindhoven: catalogus Van Abbemuseum, 1994) • L. Heyting, Een tuin van glas. Herdenkingsraam zilveren regeringsjubileum koningin Beatrix (Amsterdam: Nieuwe Kerk, 2005). • H. den Hartog Jager, Dit is Nederland in tachtig meesterwerken (Amsterdam: Atheneum-Polak, 2008). • J. Goedegebuure, ‘Pulserende vitaliteit, over het vroege werk van Marc Mulders (Lecturis, 2013). • A. Leclaire, ‘Marc Mulders: de monnik’ in Vrij Nederland, 3 augustus 2013. • J. Benschop, ‘Het buitenatelier. Marc Mulders’ in Zout in de Wond. Kunstenaars in Europa (Amsterdam: Van Oorschot, 2016). . H. den Hartog Jager, Marc Mulders, 'Het Laatste Oordeel' in VRIJHEID De 50 Nederlandse kernkunstwerken vanaf 1968.( Amsterdam: . Atheneum-Polak, 2019). Werk in collecties van musea – selectie; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Stedelijk museum Amsterdam Centraal Museum, Utrecht Haags Gemeentemuseum De Pont Museum, Tilburg Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht Museum Gouda, Gouda Museum Jan Cunen, Oss Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar Museum voor Religieuze Kunst, Uden Het Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch Werk in openbare collecties – selectie; ABN AMRO-kunstcollectie, Amsterdam KPN Kunstcollectie, Den Haag Van Lanschot Kempen Kunstcollectie, ’s-Hertogenbosch De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam Rabobank Kunstcollectie, Utrecht Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, Amsterdam Triodos Bank, Zeist