Bas Zoontjens

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Disciplines: Schilder

Omschrijving werk

Bas Zoontjens is one such artist who creates spectacular effects on the canvas without using a lot of technology. The simplicity of his techniques is contrasted with the images and ideas that go with his painting. A look at his paintings takes the viewer on a journey through space, time and a dimension that humans still have to learn of. Bas is a Dutch artist who shuttles between The hague and Berlin. After having graduated from the Royal Academy of Art & Design and the Grafic Lyceum Eindhoven, he received several stipends and grants from many Dutch institutions. In a pensive mood, one can see an image of an alien invasion, or an intergalactic war taking place. Most of the paintings seem to be connected with each other, bringing a sort of synthesis in a state of defragmentation. Bas uses bright colours in order to set the differences between time, space and the unknown third. Like in a science fiction movie, the paintings seem to reveal the story of mankind which is caught in an eternal conflict between the destroyer and the destroyed. If one continues to ponder upon the paintings even more deeply, there really isn’t much in the paintings for the human race. Surprisingly many of his paintings hide a malevolence and raw energy in an unreal representation of images. Perhaps this malevolence is something unimaginable to the human mind, and indicates an uncertain future for the human race. The fate of humankind is almost impossible to know, and one of the possibilities is the extinction of species due to an unimaginable catastrophe from the outer space. Jaiyant Cavale

Werk

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Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek acryl & olieverf op paneel
Formaat 140 x 160 cm
Shorewall
Titel Shorewall
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek acryl & olieverf op paneel
Formaat 120 x 100 cm
Defect
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Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek acryl & olieverf op paneel
Formaat 130 x 140 cm
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Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek acryl & olieverf op paneel
Formaat 130 x 140 cm
Unité
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Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving
Techniek olieverf op paneel
Formaat 61 x 40 cm
Psyche
Titel Psyche
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving
Techniek olievrf op paneel
Formaat 50 x 40 cm
Under Pressure
Titel Under Pressure
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving
Techniek olieverf op doek
Formaat 190 x 140 cm
Terranean
Titel Terranean
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving
Techniek acryl & olieverf
Formaat 100 x 80 cm

Omschrijving werk

Bas Zoontjens is one such artist who creates spectacular effects on the canvas without using a lot of technology. The simplicity of his techniques is contrasted with the images and ideas that go with his painting. A look at his paintings takes the viewer on a journey through space, time and a dimension that humans still have to learn of. Bas is a Dutch artist who shuttles between The hague and Berlin. After having graduated from the Royal Academy of Art & Design and the Grafic Lyceum Eindhoven, he received several stipends and grants from many Dutch institutions. In a pensive mood, one can see an image of an alien invasion, or an intergalactic war taking place. Most of the paintings seem to be connected with each other, bringing a sort of synthesis in a state of defragmentation. Bas uses bright colours in order to set the differences between time, space and the unknown third. Like in a science fiction movie, the paintings seem to reveal the story of mankind which is caught in an eternal conflict between the destroyer and the destroyed. If one continues to ponder upon the paintings even more deeply, there really isn’t much in the paintings for the human race. Surprisingly many of his paintings hide a malevolence and raw energy in an unreal representation of images. Perhaps this malevolence is something unimaginable to the human mind, and indicates an uncertain future for the human race. The fate of humankind is almost impossible to know, and one of the possibilities is the extinction of species due to an unimaginable catastrophe from the outer space. Jaiyant Cavale

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website artnews.org/baszoontjens

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Bosch, Academie van Kunst en Vormgeving Schilderen 1992/1996 J

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2016 Heartpool, Hengelo Wolvecampprijs GROEP
2014 Cokkie Snoei galerie, Rotterdam Artist's proof GROEP
2013 Cokkie Snoei galerie, Rotterdam As tears go by GROEP
2012 Nest, Den Haag, Nederland GROEP
2011 David B. Smith Galery , Denver U.S GROEP
2011 Artfair, Bazel, Zwitserland GROEP
2010 PopUPSpace, Londen, Engeland You Are Here GROEP
2009 Berenitzky galerie, Berlijn, Duitsland Reliquaries of Empires Dust GROEP
2009 Kunst in Kreuzberg, Berlijn, Duitsland Das ist einfach Schwierig GROEP
2009 Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Duitsland Weltraum als Fluchtlinie GROEP

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
Cokkie Snoei Galerie Rotterdam
David B Smith Galery Denver, V.S

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2009 Asteries, Marseille, Frankrijk
2007 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlijn, Duitsland

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2009 Diverse particulieren Nederland schilderijen
2009 CBK Rotterdam schilderij
2008 Diverse Particulieren Nederland schilderijen
2007 Diverse Particulieren Nederland schilderijen
2006 Diverse Particulieren, CBK Nederland, rotterdam schilderijen
2005 etc nederland schilderijen
2000 ABN AMRO Amsterdam schilderijen

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2007 Space in Between Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlijn, Duitsland Catalogus
2003 Vrije schilderkunst accenture, nederland verzameling winnaars koniklijke subsidie schilderkunst

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2007 CBK, Rotterdam werkbeurs voor Kunstlerhaus Bethanien
2006 Fonds BKVB Basisstipendium

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Docentschap, Artez Fine Art, Arnhem 2010 2011
Docentschap, Willem de Kooning academy, Rotterdam 2006 2007