Stan Klamer

Stan Klamer (1951) conceives drawing and painting as a form of cartography. By abstracting reality into a map, space is created for reflecting ideas and thoughts. Often Stan Klamer represents islands. The island forms a closed world, offering space for experiments and for the development of ideas because of its isolated position. In other drawings you see line systems reminiscent of the floor plan of an underground railway. In this way you are led from one point to the other along ever changing places and landscapes. Sometimes the journey is explicit and references are made to existing towns or historical and mythical persons as Ulyssses traveller of the ancient world.

The topographic map thus becomes a metaphor for reality in which the artist records and documents his own world. Over the past few years, water and ships have played an increasingly important role in his work. Last year, Stan Klamer extensively photographed the harbor and ships of Hong Kong with his smart phone. In the works resulting from this ships are floating in an ocean with blue, red and yellow blocks of color, each of them portrayed in the rectangular frame coming from the phone’s screen. Other drawings show a stream of minutely detailed objects that steadily pass before our eyes.

www.stanklamer.nl

1951Born in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands

education

1977-1982Academy for Industrial Design: free visual design, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1982-1984Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

solo exhibitions

2015Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2004Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands

group exhibitions

2017Landscoping – true places never are, with Hans Lemmen, Museums- und Kunstverein Osnabrück, Germany
6 for 6, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2016Huis de Pinto Amsterdam, NL
Traumraum, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, NL
Track & Trace I & II, 25 Years Galerie Maurits vd Laar, The Hague, NL
Erasmus Universitiy Rotterdam, NL
Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL
2015Drawing Cabinet, Museum Waterland Purmerend, Nieuw Dakota Amsterdam, Kunstenhuis Amsterdam, NL
Amsterdam Drawing,
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL
C Labwest,
Amsterdam, NL
2014Sea, with Astrid Nobel, Rens Krikhaar, Zeger Reyers, Dirk Zoete,
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Galerie De Meerse Hoofddorp, NL
University College Amsterdam, NL
Object Rotterdam, NL
2013Voyage, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
MK24 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011Twenty 15 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2010Lighten up 2 Bagagehal Loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2008Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2007Lighten up Loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stichting Zetel, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2006Zetel in de Zonnehof, Rietveldpavillion De Zonnehof, Amersfoort, NL
Design ist der Botschaft, Berlin, Germany
2005Dat zit zo, stichting Zetel, De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Dordrechts Museum (cat), The Netherlands
Galerie Maurits van de Laar The Hague, The Netherlands
2004Kunstencentrum Signe Heerlen, The Netherlands
SVB, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
2003Oratio Pro Domo 2 loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001Winner Jeanne Oostings Award, Museum for Modern Art Arnhem, The Netherlands
2000Stadtmuseum Gohre Jena, (cat), Germany
Samenscholing, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1999Oratio Pro Domo, loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Edition Lutz Fiebig Berlin, Germany
1998Die Holländische Welle, Art Multiple Düsseldorf, Germany
Steiger 8 Multiples Kunst RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997Galerie Maurits van de Laar The Hague, The Netherlands
1996Galerie Asselijn, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1995Wim Izaks Stipendium, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim (cat), The Netherlands

awards, grants

2001Jeanne Oosting Award for watercolours
1995Wim Izaks Stipendium