Floor van Keulen

Floor van Keulen (1951)

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.

Floor van Keulen Human figures and cartoons are the only motifs in the repertoire of drawings created by Floor van Keulen since 1980. They appear to be randomly spread across the surface, components of a well-balanced composition without any specific meaning. Shapes effortlessly melt into one another, debate with each other; emotions occasionally flare up, only to harmoniously merge together afterwards. Floor van Keulen appears to shirk from the formal experiment, the abstract art experiment, in which realistic and figurative art that set the tone for hundreds of years is brushed aside as a truly relevant form. Van Keulen does not allow himself to be drawn into movements or trends within contemporary art. He has developed his own unique vision and confrontational visual language in which figurative depictions are interwoven with abstract shapes. His art originates in his imagination and reality. He uses the ‘vocabulary’ he has put together through the years to formulate a vision of the world around him. The viewer encounters the virtuosity of the image and gets carried away in the painter’s exuberant gesture.

About

De Groene Amsterdammer
Rudi Fuchs

CV Floor van Keulen

Opleiding Ateliers 63, Haarlem (1971-1973) Prijzen Laureaat Schilderkunst, Jeanne Oosting Stichting Tentoonstellingen 2003 Kunstfaktor, Berlin Exposities Vorm in Herhaling JANSEN & KOOY - Warnsveld 13/5/2018 - 16/6/2018 Crossing lines De Vishal - Haarlem 18/3/2016 - 17/4/2016 Floor van Keulen Kers Gallery - Amsterdam 13/2/2016 - 27/3/2016 40 Kunstenaars zien Van Gogh: De collectie van Cornel Bierens Arti et Amicitiae - Amsterdam 25/8/2015 - 30/10/2015 Disaster of war Kers Gallery - Amsterdam 12/9/2014 - 12/10/2014 100 euro! Kers Gallery - Amsterdam 30/5/2014 - 8/6/2014 Kim Habers en Floor van Keulen Kers Gallery - Amsterdam 13/3/2014 - 1/4/2014 Stop Making Sense Dordrechts Museum - Dordrecht 12/10/2013 - 20/1/2014 Floor van Keulen: Vier richtingen ARTTRA Galerie - Amsterdam 13/9/2013 - 23/10/2013 De kunstenaar en zijn collectie: John Blake Arti et Amicitiae - Amsterdam 14/5/2012 - 21/7/2012 Guerrilla Drawing Retort Art Space - Amsterdam 23/2/2012 - 1/4/2012 Floor van Keulen Galerie Piet Hein Eek - Eindhoven 4/7/2011 - 27/8/2011 De Proloog Galerie Piet Hein Eek - Eindhoven 23/1/2011 - 10/4/2011 BuitenGewoon Kunstcentrum de Boterhal - Hoorn 19/10/2010 - 28/11/2010 Woord in beeld, Beeld in woord II ARTTRA Galerie - Amsterdam 4/4/2008 - 3/6/2008 Thank you: De schenkingen Merkus en Cleveringa Museum De Lakenhal - Leiden 12/10/2007 - 6/1/2008 Het kunstenaarscollectief: Lonkende licht fonteinen De Kring - Amsterdam 12/5/2007 - 16/6/2007 Floor van Keulen De Kring - Amsterdam 18/2/2006 - 28/2/2006 Gert Germeraad: Modelstudies naar Egon Schiele Galerie De Zaal - Delft 9/9/2001 - 14/10/2001