Bas Van Den Hurk combines and manipulates multiple spatial co-ordinates through different mediums in a given context. His practice circles around the ability of expressing an action which passes over to an object. Bas’ recent paintings, stretched of silk, are smeared and dabbed with a palette that pulls at ones eyes – with bright magentas, deep sandstones, and crystal blues. Motives are printed through them, a fragmented image of a costume from the Triadic Ballet designed by Oskar Schlemmer. These paintings are brought into play with pieces of fabric patch-worked and sewn into collaborative, handmade suits and dresses and sculptural structures that function as displays for elements referring to the painting process. These structures divide and create intimacy with the objects and paintings while also allowing one to move around and find new vantage points – providing additional layers.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bas Van Den Hurk (b. 1965, Tilburg, Netherlands) lives and works in Tilburg. He studied Fine Art at Academy St. Joost in Breda, and Philosophy of Aesthetics at the University of Amsterdam. His work has been show extensively worldwide at, amongst others, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Autocenter, Berlin; Liste, Basel; Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam; and Hopstreet, Brussels. Recent solo exhibitions include Rod Barton, London, RH Contemporary, New York, Jerome Pauchant, Paris, Halsey McKay, East Hampton and CCA, Andratx, Spain. Recent group shows include De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Cell Project Space, London, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, The Neutra Museum, Los Angeles, Thierry Goldberg, New York and The Colombo Biennale, Sri Lanka.
Academy St. Joost, Breda, 1984-1989 (cum laude)
BA, University of Tilburg, Philosophy, 1990-1991
MA, University of Amsterdam, Philosophy, 1991-1996
MAJOR GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 – Scenarios of Desire, CCA Andratx, Kunsthalle, Mallorca, Spain (with Koen Delaere)
2017 – Someone Has Left Her Marks (solo exhibition), Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium