Auke Mulder

Auke Mulder

Julianadorp, Netherlands

About Auke Mulder

about the work
Auke Mulder is born in 1946. He lives and works in Julianadorp, Netherlands and in Alvdal, Norway. His work can be described as lyrical abstract and abstract-expressionistic. Oil or acrylic on canvas and acrylic on paper. His work is not framed but is easy to hang on the wall. His concept can be described on the following way:

"How imagination and reality relate to each other and where the origin of human desire can be found are questions that constitute my thinking. Longing is something like the Far. The Far will never be nearer. Every step to the horizon makes it move. The questions are never solved, remain open and search full of expectation for a new content and a new form. The Far is is not here neither there, unless it directs thoughts. That can be forwards but likewise backwards. Horizon extends in all directions. The Far is, like desire, not accesible, but is constituting- and starting point, is source or purpose, from which the present is coloured and gets its ultimate form. This is the philosophy that constitutes my work."

"During the process of painting things happen that are controlled, but not planned. This "organic painting process" is of fundamental importance. The reality it aims to depict is not visually framed in advance. This reality is rather undefined abstract and it is the human ability of imagination that forms an image from these abstract figures. My work consists of two parts: lyrical abstract and abstract expressionistic."

" What motivates me to an abstract depiction of reality is the search for a visual language that allows me to show the authenticity and intensity of my perception."

"In the abstract depiction of reality, I look for the point of origin of the ultimate form, the essence of things as the germ where forming takes place , the point where form is still in its embryonic phase and the structure of emergence exists, but the ultimate form in familiar visuals remains open and receptive for a large number of opportunities. This authenticity and the possible developments that follow from this, are to me a representation of life itself and the processes that form it."

The dimensions of the acrylic paintings are the dimensions of the paper. The painting itself is sometimes a little smaller.

His work is sold in nearby all countries in Europe and America by collectors and art-lovers


MA Theology and history of Christian Art.
The New Academy of Fine Art
Wackers Instituut Amsterdam, academy of fine art.


interview and article in La Frimeuse
Publication in JaamZinMagazin November 2020


2020. Online exhibition JaamZin.
2020. Upcoming: 29 August-30 September Tynset
Norway. Canceled by corona.
2019 24November 2019 - 2 February 2020
Dinkelsbühl Germany.
2018 Vernissage "Karistua II"
2017 Vernissage "Karistua"
2016 Vernissage "Annual rings"
2016 Gallery Richter,Stadshal Den Helder
2 august-31 sept.
2016 Palm Art Award nomination
2016 Gallery Elgen Tynset, Norway 20 aug-15sept.
2014 Vernissage "The flight of the eagle"
2014 Gallery Marzia Frozen, Berlin Germany. (5 juli - 31 juli)
2014 Gallery 'Tiende Kind, Julianadorp. Netherlands(1 juni - 1 september)
2013 Gallery Fija, Kunstmoment Diepenheim. Netherlands (17-27 oktober)
2013 Camaver Kunsthaus, San Nicolao, Bellano Italy. (13-28 juli)
. 2012 Vernissage "Spore", 11 december
2012 Gallery Elgen Tynset, Norway (18 augustus - 11 oktober)
2012 Werkatelier Richter (24 februari - 7 april ) Den Helder
2011 "Informeel Monumentaal", Doopsgezinde Kerk Den Helder
2011 Vernissage "Membrana",
2010 Vernissage "Synthese",
2009 Vernissage "World in progress, reframing history",

2009 Nominated Vermeulen Brauckman Kunstprijs
2005 Oude Ursulakerk, Warmenhuizen.
2004 Thalens Kunstprijs Publicaties 2013
and so on

2018 Karistua I
2017 Annual ringslang
2015 The langzame of silence
2014 The flight of the egale
2013 The Color of light
2012 Spore.
2011 Membrana.
2010 Synthesis.
2009 World in progress, reframing history .