Joris Kuipers

Joris Kuipers

Rotterdam, Nederland, Netherlands

About Joris Kuipers

Wall reliefs, suspended sculptures and room-filling installations populate the realm of Rotterdam-based artist Joris Kuipers. His abstract forms, reminiscent of floral and crystalline exuberance, are made of two-dimensional elements layered into airy ensembles that organically expand in the surrounding space.


The energy and dynamics Kuipers invests in each individual work are transformed into lively, complex compositions full of movement and joy. His deliberate palette, with its initial sense of harmony, turns out to consist of many contrasting colors that give the hand-drawn and laser-cut component their deep, vibrant hue.


In large installations and smaller pieces alike, Kuipers strives to delight the viewer, dazzling them with an abundance of shapes and vivid details that immediately appeal to the imagination.


His work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs, including Big Art No4 (2019), Object Rotterdam (2018 and 2019), KunstRAI (2018), Gent ART FAIR (2011) and Art Amsterdam (2009).

He received commissions from Ritz Carlton Hotel (2021), Royal Caribbean Cruises (2019), Facebook (2016 and 2019) and Vodafone (2011).

Education

2001-2003
Frank Mohr Instituut, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, MFA Painting.

1995-1999
Artez Arnhem.

Exhibitions

2020
-Solo presentation, Flower Art Museum, Aalsmeer, NL

2019
-BIGART 4, Art Fair, Zaanstad, NL
-Paper Art, group show, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL
-Solo Presentation, Object Rotterdam (Art and Design Fair), NL

2018
-KunstRAI, presentation by SBK Amsterdam and Gallery Helder the Hague, NL
-Solo Presentation, Object Rotterdam (Art and Design Fair), NL
-Coordinated Coordinates, group show, Gallery Helder, The Hague, NL

2017
-Solo presentation, SBK Noord, Amsterdam
-Solo presentation, Room Studios, Rome, IT2016
-Wall reliefs, Facebook office, Amsterdam
-In a state of flux, groupshow, Kers gallery, Amsterdam

2015
-Goodbye George, burn the ship come spring, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
-Papier in de hoofdrol, groupshow, Museum Gorkum, Gronichem
-Kersentuin, groupshow, KunstRai, curated by Kers Gallery

2014
-Network Clay / GRASIEKWC, groupshow, curated by B. Kramer, Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle
-The Daylight Show, groupexhibition curated by Gallery Ton de Boer, Dresselhuys Paviljoen, Hilversum
-Solo presentation, Whispering Wall, The Hague
-Artist Paper Biennale, groupshow, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk
-Goodbye George, Burn the ship come spring, solo presentation, De Witte slagerij, solo presentation, Rotterdam
-Goodbye George, Burn the ship come spring, solo presentation, Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht
-Rock Paper Scissors, group show, Roodkapje Rotterdam

2013
-Letting go, solo presentation, Het Plafond, Rotterdam
-Letting Go, group show, Glow festival, Eindhoven
-We Like Art at the Westergasfabriek , group show, Amsterdam
-Final Presentation EKWC, Den Bosch
-Ende Neu, solo exhibition Gallery Jaap Sleper, Utrecht
-Re:Rotterdam, Artfair, Rotterdam

2012
-I miss my youth, group show, Gallery Joey Ramone, Rotterdam
-Völlig losgelöst, solo presentation at Art Gent
-Völlig losgelöst, solo presentation at Het Plafond, Rotterdam

–Attraction of the opposites, group show, CUCOSA, Rotterdam
–RE: Rotterdam, Artfair, Rotterdam

2011
-Preludium, Gallery 10, Utrecht
-RE: Amsterdam, group show, Amsterdam
-RE: Rotterdam, group show, Lantaarn Venster, Rotterdam
-Flowers!, group show, Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde
-Drawing Art Fair, CBK Schiedam, Schiedam

2010
-Anatomy of Desire, solo exhibition Gallery 10, Utrecht
-Enigma, group exhibition TENT, Rotterdam
-Alles is goed hier, group exhibition Gallery 300%, Rotterdam
-Art flow for Pakistan (charity auction), NAI, Rotterdam
-We like 6%, group exhibition, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam

2009
-Solo presentation at Art Amsterdam, presented by Gallery 10, Amsterdam
-The Netherlands – Iraq Cultural Exhibition, The Atrium of The Haque City Hall, Den Haag