About Peter Geerts
The abstract tradition gives me the best potentiality to use the elements of painting without a preoccupied meaning. I define my work as 'SYNTHETIC CONCRETISM'. © Quote review: "Geerts excels in his use of colour, tonal contrast and composition but most especially in his masterly application of paint." ..."His work is a painterly response to visual enquiry, an experiment in the juxtaposition of rational, constructive elements and emotional gesture. Above all, his use of color and form resound -quietly but insistently- with a sense of being 'exactly where they should be, and nowhere else.' Noord Hollands Dagblad 2010 © Lida Bonnema, Artcritic Translated review: 2010 'Understandable imagery by Peter Geerts'
1975 – 1978 Tehatex/Moller Instituut Tilburg
1979 – 1982 Royal Academie of Fine Arts and Design, ‘s- Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Peter Geerts, 1957, is born in Engelen, a small village close to 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Painting has been his natural passion from an early childhood on. The immediate surroundings were the subject matter for his drawings and paintings.
In elementary school he saw the reproduction of Rembrandt's 'De Emmausgangers', this was Peter's first introduction to 17th century Dutch art and it opened new horizons for him. In his next school holiday his father took him to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and from that moment on he was certain: he was going to be a painter.
After secondary school, his search for art took him to the teacher's training college in Tilburg where he received a thorough and classical education.
After three years he went to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 's-Hertogenbosch. The 'Amsterdam Limburgmen' Ger Lataster and Lei Molin tought Peter in his education towards abstract painting. In his search for concrete design he arrived at the creation of collage-constructions on which he graduated.
Eventually the two-dimensionality proved to be the decisive approach to achieve his own form of art, which he describes as 'SYNTHETIC CONCRETISM'.
Peter's artists monograph outlines this development.
More reviews and the Monograph on 'Synthetic concretism': http://www.issuu.com/artistbook
9 november - 29 december 2014 Bogert Gallery, Knokke, Belgium http://www.bogertgallery.be/artist.php?var_content=10
Austria, Switserland, Belgium, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Heemstede, IJhorst, Hellendoorn, Rotterdam, Zwolle, Maastricht, Hattem, Vlaardingen, Coevorden, Amersfoort, Dalfsen, Heino, Tilburg, Kampen, 's-Hertogenbosch, Hasselt etc.
Collection HBV bv Schiedam, Collection Isala-klinieken, Collection Historisch Centrum Overijssel, Collection Tendem, Collection Dynadro, Books Unlimited, Province Overijssel Collection
Selection 2006 – 2014
2014 Diaconessenhuis, Meppel –solo-
2013 Grensloos Kunstverkennen, Ijhorst en de Wijk
2012 ACEC, Apeldoorn
2011 De Medici Beeldende Kunst Nunspeet, Finale
2011 Gemeentehuis Emmeloord –solo-
2011 KCO, Symposium Autonomus and Instrument
2011 PBCO, 45 Beeldbepalende kunstenaars Overijssel
2010 De Medici Beeldende Kunst Nunspeet
2010 Kunstcentrum De Twee Wezen Enkhuizen –solo-
2009 ArteZ, Institute for the Arts, teacher
2009 Museum de Fundatie,Paleis a/d Blijmarkt Zwolle, Met zorg verzameld
2008 KCO –solo-
2007-2009 AFM, Amsterdam
2007 Museum de Fundatie,Paleis a/d Blijmarkt Zwolle, De keuze van Kirsten
2006 Stedelijk Museum, Zwolle, retrospective –solo-
2006-2008 'Lost innocence'. Dedicated to the victims of the Srebrenica massacre.
2005 'InnenRaum' Artcentre De Twee Wezen, Enkhuizen
2004 INNER V IEW' Stedelijk Museum Zwolle
2001 'Taste Symposium', Galery het Langhuis, in collaboration with Odeon, Peter van Kester and Frans Haks
2002 'Dreamer', Nieuwe Brabantse Kunst Stichting, Breda, with Cor Dera, Ans Verdijk and Helma Veugen
1999 'Opus Black' Wijhese Kunstkamer, Wijhe
1994 Manifestation '20 X 1 J.' Librije, Contemporary art, Zwolle
1985 'Music in the dark', Gallery het Langhuis, Zwolle in collaboration with Ben Vulkers, L. Meijer, G. Bouma. Musicians: Henk Zomer, Erik Raayman, Machiel Scholder and Ben Gerritsen
1982 Kunstwerkplaats, Borne