During my daily walks, through the stony almond fields, I started to collect what people had left behind.

Many of these abandoned objects had become a part of the landscape and crossed the border from being an artificial object to being part of nature.

This relationship, between artificial and natural objects, increasingly became the main ingredient of my work. By combining them, I noticed how they interacted with each other and it gave me a new poetic vocabulary.

 

Joost Gerritsen graduated cum laude in 1993 from the A.K.I., Academy of Fine Arts, in Enschede, Holland. Since 2006 he lives and works in the countryside of Valencia, Spain. In 2007 he won the Art in the Volkspark Award and has exhibited extensively throughout the Netherlands and Spain. His works are in many collections including the RABO Bank Enschede, SBK Amsterdam and the AKI Academy of Fine Arts, as well as various private collections. 

Joost Gerritsen – 01-08-1968

Education :
1988-1993 – AKI – aCADAMY FOT THE FINE ARTS – eNSCHEDE

 

Exhibitions:

03.2019 – By the Way – Lewisham Arthouse – London
01.2017 – Fotografia y cía – Sala Raphael Calduch – Villar del Arzobispo – Spain
10.2016 – Grup Arreu – Atarazanas – Valencia
12.2015 – Exposition “Post-it” – Garleria 33 – Valencia – Spain
10.2015 – Benimaclet Confusión Festival – Valencia – Spain
03.2015 – MORF & MUR grupo ARREU exposición – Villar del Arzobispo – Spain
10.2014 – Mural Project – Villar del Arzobispo – Spain
05.2014 – Mural Project – Sot de Chera -Spain
07.2013 – Solo Exhibition – Alice and Bob – Enschede – Holland
09.2010 – Ermita de Santa Cruz – Chelva
07.2012 – Sala Junta Central Vicentina – Valencia
08.2010 – Sala De Exposiciónes Rafael Calduch – Villar del Arzobispo
08.2009 – Sala De Exposiciónes Rafael Calduch – Villar del Arzobispo
06.2007 – Art in the Volkspark – Enschede – Holland
10.2005 – Solo Exhibition – Compared to What? – Galley Por Fín – Lonneker – Holland
06.2005 – Solo Exhibition in the Artbakery – Amsterdam
10.2004 – Curator and participator exhibition Frontiers – Amsterdam
03.2004 – Overview Art Studio’s Amsterdam – Arti ey Amicitiae – Amsterdam
09.2003 – Exhibition “Wednesday night” drawings – Gallery Por Fin – Lonneker – Holland
06.2003 – Curator Project The Artbakery – Wittenkade – Amsterdam
10.2002 – Drawing Exhibition – The Artroom – Amsterdam
08.1999 – Exhibition – Gallery Neuenhove – Diepenheim – Holland
01.1997 – Exhibition “the birth of the shadow” Gallery Het Langhuis – Zwolle – Holland
12.1996 – Exhibition – Gallery Loerakker – Amsterdam
11.1993 – Overview students exam Art school AKI Enschede – Holland
06.1993 – Solo exposition “De Yselmij” – Hengelo – Holland

Prizes : Art in the Volkspark Award. 2007.

Work in Collections : RABO Bank Enschede, AKI Academy of Fine Arts, VU Amstelveen, SBK Amsterdam, PKU Utrecht, PBK Enschede, CBK Assen and various other private collections.

 

Publications:

2010 – Book – Inside-Outside – 1999-2009 – A collection of drawings.
2005 – Interview for Radio “East” – “The Torn Canvas”
2003 – Newspaper – “Het Parool”, Amsterdam – “Automaat geeft kunst”
2002 – Interview for Radio “East” – “The Torn Canvas”
2001 – Magazine “No Label”
2000 – Art magazine “De Krokodil”
1999-2002 www.snack-bar.nl – art website.
1998 – Alzheimer Magazine
1997 – Newspaper “Zwolsche Courant”
1995 – “Five years Cum Laude” International Press Centre Nieuwspoort – The Hague
1993 – Newspaper “Twentsche courant
1988-1993 Art magazine “De Krokodil”

Various other activities :

Lectures – 1999 – 2000 School of fine arts Enschede
2003/2006 Curator Gallery The Art Bakery, Amsterdam
2004 – Curator Exhibition “Borderlines” Expositron, Amsterdam
2015… Curator Sala de Exposición Ojalá
Art Teacher – Cultural Center Ojalá