Eelco Maan

Eelco Maan

Oosterland, Zeeland, Netherlands

About Eelco Maan

Eelco Maan's compositions in colour can be compared to musical arrangements. Strong contrasts are blended exemplary and with a superb sense of harmony into a unity of subtle variances. His paintings possess a fascinating, mysterious quality which occupies a world of their own, an indescribable world which by far transcends our rational existence. His story begins when words are superfluous.

Eelco Maan has been working as a visual artist since 1994. Initially experimenting with figurative, Fauvism and surrealistic elements - influenced by Klee, Miro and the CoBrA movement - he gradually adopted a more austere and abstract style. Any "Moon-watcher' (his Dutch name 'Maan' means 'Moon') might very well recognize his attraction to the craquelure in early medieval art, to the savage Pollock eruptions and the obstinate colour abstractions by Eugéne Brands and Willem de Kooning.

While his works are abstract, we recognize In them very real imagery - sunlight dancing off water or bursting through mist, cloud formations and rich autumnal colours. His work represents the lyrical abstract art tradition but with its own merit and a mystical undertone. His oeuvre touches ineffably upon works by preceding masters, but always shows a compelling idiosyncratic character, recognisable for its authenticity.

His work has been displayed in galleries and Artfairs in The Netherlands, UK, France, Belgium and Japan since 1995, both as a solo exhibitor and in collaboration with other artists. His paintings are purchased by (private) collectors worldwide.

Exhibitions

(since 2010)

2018 I Galerie Drentsche Aa I Balloo I Netherlands


2017 I Galerie de Paardenstal I Espel Netherlands
2017 I Whitestone Gallery I Karuizawa I Japan
2017 I International Art Fair Sevenoaks I UK
2017 I Kolner Liste Art Fair I Keulen I Germany
2017 I Affordable Art Fair Milan I Milaan I Italy


2016 I Art Fair Asia I Fukuoka I Japan
2016 I Galerie de Paardenstal I Espel I Netherlands
2016 I Galerie Thyade I Rotterdam I Netherlands
2016 I Tunbridge Wells International Art Fair I UK


2015 I Galerie Sille I Oudewater I Netherlands
2015 I Claremont Gallery I Sevenoaks I Kent I UK
2015 I Kunstbeurs Noord Brabant I Lithoijen I Netherlands
2015 I Hotel Pulitzer I Amsterdam I Netherlands
2015 I Zandvoorts Museum I Zandvoort I Tentoonstelling
"Abstractie in Nederland anno 2015" I Netherlands
2015 I Galerie de Swarte Ram I Doesburg I Netherlands


2014 I Kunstbeurs Westeinder Plassen I Aalsmeer
2014 I SEEART Fair Tunbridge Wells UK
2014 I Galerie Thyade I Rotterdam I Netherlands
2014 I Galerie Sille I Oudewater I Netherlands
2014 I Galerie Eclat d'Art I Colmar I France


2013 I Galerie "In de oude school" I Stroe I Netherlands
2013 I Kunst in de kop I SteenwijkI Netherlands
2013 I Kunstbeurs Westeinder Plassen I Netherlands
2013 I Atelierroute Steenwijkerland I Open atelier Eelco
Maan I Basse I Netherlands
2013 I Galerie 713 I Knokke I Belgium
2013 I Oxford Arts Festival I Oxford UK
2013 I Galerie de Paardenstal I Espel I Netherlands
2013 I Kunstwerk! in de stellingen I Noordwolde I
Netherlands
2013 I Art gallery Radeski I Belgium


2012 I Claremont Gallery I Sevenoaks I Kent I UK
2012 I Kunstbeurs Westeinder Plassen I Netherlands
2012 I Galerie Bruelle I Steenwijk I Netherlands
2012 I Atelierroute Steenwijkerland I Netherlands
2012 I Kleine kerk Steenwijk I Steenwijk I Netherlands
2012 I Diaconessenhuis Meppel I Netherlands
2012 I Galerie Tolg'art I Wierden I Netherlands
2012 I Galerie de Swarte Ram I Doesburg I Netherlands
2012 I Art gallery Radeski I Luik I Belgium


2011 I ARTI 2011 Art Fair I Den Haag I Netherlands
2011 I Art gallery Radeski I Luik I Belgium
2011 I Kunst in de kop I "De Meenthe" te Steenwijk I
Netherlands
2011 I Galerie Sous Terre I Aalsmeer I Netherlands
2011 I Cultuurtempel Haarlem Van Duivenboden Interieur I
Haarlem I Netherlands
2011 I Galerie 'In de Oude School' I Stroe I Netherlands
2011 I Galerie Tolg'art I Wierden I Netherlands
2011 I Galerie Miya I Hellevoetsluis I Netherlands


2010 I Open Art Fair Utrecht I Netherlands
2010 I Galerie Art in Maupertuus I Geulle I Netherlands
2010 I Galerie de Vlaming I Den Haag I Netherlands
2010 I Kunstsalon Eindhoven I Netherlands