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

1951 Born in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands

education

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

solo exhibitions

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

group exhibitions

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

awards, grants

2001 Jeanne Oosting Award for watercolours
1995 Wim Izaks Stipendium