Klaas Kloosterboer | 2 steps 3 steps

Ellen de Bruijne Projects is pleased to announce “2 steps 3 steps” a solo by Klaas Kloosterboer with paintings, semi-paintings and paintings in disguise.


Klaas Kloosterboer is a conceptual painter whose art takes variable forms. In his practice he pursues a kind of 'expanded painting'. Kloosterboer makes pieces following instructions that warrant a swift and objective execution, but he designs his exhibitions as spatial environments that give a feel of improvisation or experimentation. With him a display is never a fixed visual entity but rather a testing ground for artistic ideas.


Kloosterboer's new exhibition at Ellen de Bruijne Projects is an intimate affair. 16 small-scale paintings made over a period of 30 years have been installed in the gallery spaces. The earlier paintings were made in 1990, some works around 2000, plus there's a recent division of paintings (2008-today) consisting of 'compositions found in the studio' and of new paintings based on those findings.


Words by Mark Kremer.