Bas de Boer

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Videokunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

"Bas de Boer’s black, smoking, noisy installations are a metaphor for a incompetent, ailing world. De Boer is after mechanical disorder, an exact opposite of what the domestic appliances in the works are made from aspire to produce. In fact, De Boer’s clumsy, apocalyptic machines start falling apart as soon as they are installed in the exhibition space and are in constant need of ‘repair’. And so, his contraptions act as a comment on the banality of modern industrial existence. Made to look like scale models, his works always refer to the real world, but are not an illustration of it. They act more like a stage set for a fairy tale for adults, or function as the backdrop of a children’s party gone terribly wrong. However, besides the dark and gloomy appearance, his work also shows a sense of humour and a rich, child-like imagination as cartoon characters, explosions, masks, cowboys, and all sorts of party paraphernalia predominantly figure in his paintings and sculptural work. By combining the funny with the disastrous, De Boer points at the destructive circles humans tend to make while simultaneously holding on to the idea of societal advancement towards something better. With his caricatures of contemporary life De Boer lets us laugh at our own ineptitude and stupidity while we watch the never-ending repetitions of failure that are like a dog chasing his own tail. The recurrences that are visually exploited in De Boer’s work are resonated in the sounds that the apparatuses produce: forming their own loop they amplify the feeling of the endless repetition of useless acts."

Werk

Wingwalker
Titel Wingwalker
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Kinetisch werk
Techniek Sculptuur
Formaat 250 cm x 400 cm
Tubelight
Titel Tubelight
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving landschap met ondergaande zon, video en kunstlichten.
Techniek Sculptuur
Formaat 120 cm x 300 cm x 40 cm
Sunset
Titel Sunset
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving collage van elementen uit eerdere werken samengebracht om zo een nieuw werk te maken
Techniek Installatie
Formaat 500 cm x 200 cm x 200cm
Inverted Panorama
Titel Inverted Panorama
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving afgesloten werk waarbij alleen schaduwen van objecten binnenin te zien zijn door belichting
Techniek Sculptuur
Formaat 500 cm doorsnee
X
Titel X
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Doorhangende tafels in X-vorm, met elementen die hoesten, kotsen, draaien, blazen, kuggen, kreunen.
Techniek Installatie
Formaat 600 cm x 600 cm x 120 cm
Cuckoo
Titel Cuckoo
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving "Koekkoeksklok" met zichtbare techniek aan achterkant
Techniek Installatie
Formaat 250 cm x 400 cm x 200 cm
Small Circles of Disaster
Titel Small Circles of Disaster
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving maquette met draaiende,stoterende elementen
Techniek Installatie
Formaat 200 cm x 200 cm x 300 cm

Omschrijving werk

"Bas de Boer’s black, smoking, noisy installations are a metaphor for a incompetent, ailing world. De Boer is after mechanical disorder, an exact opposite of what the domestic appliances in the works are made from aspire to produce. In fact, De Boer’s clumsy, apocalyptic machines start falling apart as soon as they are installed in the exhibition space and are in constant need of ‘repair’. And so, his contraptions act as a comment on the banality of modern industrial existence. Made to look like scale models, his works always refer to the real world, but are not an illustration of it. They act more like a stage set for a fairy tale for adults, or function as the backdrop of a children’s party gone terribly wrong. However, besides the dark and gloomy appearance, his work also shows a sense of humour and a rich, child-like imagination as cartoon characters, explosions, masks, cowboys, and all sorts of party paraphernalia predominantly figure in his paintings and sculptural work. By combining the funny with the disastrous, De Boer points at the destructive circles humans tend to make while simultaneously holding on to the idea of societal advancement towards something better. With his caricatures of contemporary life De Boer lets us laugh at our own ineptitude and stupidity while we watch the never-ending repetitions of failure that are like a dog chasing his own tail. The recurrences that are visually exploited in De Boer’s work are resonated in the sounds that the apparatuses produce: forming their own loop they amplify the feeling of the endless repetition of useless acts."

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters B.R.
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.debasdeboer.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten 3D 1998-2003 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging voorzitter ateliercomplex Maakhaven te Den Haag
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief voorheen 1646

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 ......Riga, Letland Nieuwe sculptuur SOLO
2016 Wingwalker, Clovis XV, Brussel, Belgie sculptuur Wingwalker en video Kaleidoscope SOLO
2015 In your livingroom, Maakhaven, Den Haag bijdrage schilderij GROEP
2013 Afscheidstentoonstelling Rien Monshouwer Sculptuur, Sunset GROEP
2013 Museumnacht,Let there be light, Nest Video 3 luik, Circle. GROEP
2012 I'm losing more than i will ever have, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam Grote expo met vele kunstenaars, deelname met 1 schilderij GROEP
2012 Present Forever, Fatform, Amsterdam Show met 55 kunstenaars, deelname met 1 sculptuur. GROEP
2011 It would not carry such grace, if it were not desirable, Fatform, Amsterdam Solo,installatie en schilderijen SOLO
2010 Cuckoo, Heden, Den Haag Solo, installatie, video en schilderijen SOLO
2010 Cuckoo, Kim, Riga Solo, na 3 maanden AIR, presentatie daar in Kim (galerie in Riga) SOLO

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
Fatform Amsterdam, NL
Fffuck. Amsterdam, NL

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2006 Museu de L'emporda Figueres, Spanje

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2015 OSB De Vlierboom Den Haag, NL Ontwerp en uitvoering, grote lampen in basisschool
2014 Grote Markt, Zeta Den Haag, NL Zeta, logo voor cafe
2013 Paard van Troje Den Haag,NL 3D logo PVT ter promotie

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2015 Popper Magazine Popper, Riga, Letland catalogus bij expo Above the ground
2013 Haagse kunstkalender ?, Den Haag selectie werk en kunstenaar, kalendardag 13 maart
2008 Kunstenaarsinitiatief 1646 zit vol potentie Den Haag Centraal recentie in krant
2008 DH/ Stroom Den Haag magazine ter promotie haagse kunst
2006 Nou artistes <despullats i potser sexys>exposen al Museu de L'emporda Emporda, Spanje aankondiging groepsexpo in Figueres, Spanje

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2006 Stroom Den Haag Projectsubsidie voor filmproject Cowboy Cardboard
2005 Stroom Den Haag Presentatiesubsidie

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
voorzitter, projectontwikkeling van ateliercomplex Maakhaven 2010 20..