Jaco Putker

Jaco Putker

The Hague, Netherlands

About Jaco Putker

Jaco Putker is a contemporary artist and printmaker from The Hague, The Netherlands. He combines digital and traditional techniques to produce images which are both playful and sinister, nostalgic and magical.

His preferred medium is photopolymer, or solar plate, etching. This technique is a non-toxic way of etching which allow for photorealistic depictions.

Rather than impose a meaning to his work, Jaco Putker invites the viewers to associate freely and give his etchings personal significance through individual perceptions and filters.

Jaco Putker was awarded with the dutch national Business Art Service competition for Graphic Arts in 2010. He won the Awagami Paper Factory Prize (at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition) twice; in 2015, and again in 2017. In 2017 he also won the ON PAPER International Printmaking Award 2017.

His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Argentina, Canada and the USA.

Education

1995 - 2000 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
1997 - 1998 Escuela Superior de Belles Artes Ernesto de la Carcova, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exhibitions

-Etch Ink Art Space, Athens, Greece, ‘Bestiarium II’

-Theatre Sever, Shrewsbury, UK, ‘Printing in Dutch’

-Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon Canada, ‘The Okanagan Print Triennial 2021’

-Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, ‘Third International Print Biennale Yerevan 2021’

-‘Boris Georgiev’ Varna City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria, ‘Twenty-first International Print Biennial 2021’

-Art Gallery Kazanlak, Kazanlak , Bulgaria, ‘International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak 2021’

-Yogyakarta, Indonesia, ‘The 4th Jogja International Miniprint Biennale’

-Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, ‘Online Exhibition I: Infinite Dreams’

-Art Gallery Kazanlak, Kazanlak , Bulgaria, ‘International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak 2020’

-Dom Kulture Čačak, Čačak, Serbia, Third International PrintMaking Biennial 2020 Čačak’

-Sexyland, Amsterdam, ’Some Hours Later - L’Age D’Or surrealistic group exhibition - short films’ —> ONLINE ONLY due to COVID-19

-Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Servia, ‘Fourth International Printmaking Triennial of ULUS’ —> ONLINE ONLY due to COVID-19

-Transylvanian Art Center, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania, ‘4th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland’ —> ONLINE ONLY due to COVID-19

-Bgallery, Tokyo, Japan, 'The 2nd TKO International Miniprint Exhibition'

-Dubai Design District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ’Authentic Marks 3rd International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition 2020’

Bashkortostan State Nesterov Art Museum, Ufa, Russia, ‘Ural Print Triennial 2019’

Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria, ’8th International Print Triennial Sofia 2019’

Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London, UK

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, ‘Film Positive’, USA

Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, ‘Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019’

The Krasnodar Art museum named after F. Kovalenko, Krasnodar, Russia, Graphic Art Festival – Uni Graphica’

‘Boris Georgiev’ Varna City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria, ‘The 20th International Print Biennial – Varna 2019’

Douro, Portugal, ‘4 Global Print 2019’

Bangkok Art and Cultural Center, Thailand, ‘5th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition’

El Catascopio Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, ‘21x21 – II International Triennial of Contemporary Engraving’

Grafische Werkplaats, The Hague, Netherlands, ‘The New Etching’

Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 'The 6th Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial 2018'

Transylvanian Art Center, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania, '4th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland'

Dom Kulture Čačak, Čačak, Serbia, 'Third International PrintMaking Biennial 2018 Čačak’

Museo de Douro, Douro, Portugal, ‘9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2018’

Art Gallery Kazanlak, Kazanlak , Bulgaria, 'International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak'

Museo G. Fattori, Livorno, Italy, 'Premio Combat Prize 2018'

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA, 'FOOTPRINT International Competition'

Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. United Arab Emirates, 'Authentic Marks 2nd Annual International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition 2018'

Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, Belgium, 'Rene Carcan International Prize for Printmaking 2018'

Galleri Heike Arndt DK, Berlin, Germany
'Mini Prints Berlin 2017'

China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, China
'6th Guanlan International Print Biennial 2017'