Jochem Rotteveel

Jochem Rotteveel describes himself as a painter, who utilizes special materials: adhesive foil and tape. For more than ten years, these materials have served as Rotteveels ‘paintbrush’ and ‘paint’ as he continually refines his technique with each new work.

With foil and tape, Rotteveel investigates several boundaries. By folding the foil, they add volume onto flat surfaces, stretching the boundary between two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The material becomes pasty but does not reveal its origins. The spectator does not know whether it is metal, plastic or ceramic.

As Rotteveel is not able to physically blend colors, he aims to blend the colors optically. By following the creases, the viewer blends the colors optically. Whether the colors lie in line of each other or they clash, they always teach the viewer something new about themselves and each other. On his works on dibond panel, Rotteveel folds the foil around the edges of the panel. This raises the question: where does the work stop and where does the carrier start? Is there even a front and a back?

Rotteveel works on dibond panels but also creates large murals. The murals address all the questions raised above yet add another question around eternity value, since all murals are temporary. After each exhibition, Rotteveel takes them down and the only image that remains is the image inside your head. These murals make a statement, to prove that art should not necessarily hold eternity value, for the real value of art lies in the moment that you experience it.

• Recent exhibitions at Galerie Bart: Art Busan 2023Art Rotterdam 2023BOOST 2022Art Rotterdam 2021 •  flatFOLDfoil 2020 • Big Art 2019.


Jochem Rotteveel, born in 1976, The Hague, currently lives and works in Rotterdam. After Communication studies at the University of Groningen and Film and TV production at Concordia University, Montreal, Jochem graduated in 2009 from the Royal Academy of Visual Arts (KABK) in The Hague.

Since 2009, Rotteveel has been exhibiting solo and in group exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad, both in galleries and museums. Among other places, his works have been on display at Stedelijk Museum Kampen, BCMA Berlin, Studio Seine in Rotterdam, De Hallen in Haarlem, Espacio Naranjo Madrid and the Shanghai based Pantocrator Gallery.

Furthermore, his work is part of the collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Stedelijk Museum Kampen, Villa Zebra, KPMG and various private collections. The collaboration between Galerie Bart and Jochem dates back to 2012 and has resulted in multiple exhibitions and participation in fairs such as Volta Basel, Big Art, KunstRAI and Positions Art Fair Berlin.

Jochem Rotteveel is also represented by Gärna Art Gallery in Madrid.

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2022 •
22.03 GalleryViewer Laatste kans: Kleurtherapie in Galerie Bart by Flor Linckens.
17.02 Volkskrant Vaag, helder of vies? Kleur verbindt kunstenaar Jochem Rotteveel en modestylist Thomas Vermeer by Sarah van Binsbergen.

2021 •
03.07 Metropolis M Art Rotterdam 2021: een feestelijk startschot, barstend van het optimisme by Pernilla Ellens.
01.07 Trendbeheer Art Rotterdam 2021 by Jeroen Bosch.
01.07 Lost Painters Art Rotterdam 2021 by Niek Hendrix.
01.01 Sign + Magazine No. 1 Folie als kunstvorm by Ido Dijkstra.

2020 •
30.04 Parool Jochem Bouwens: ‘Samen kunst kopen lijkt me erg lastig’ by Manuela Klerkx and Oscar van Gelderen.

25.09 Volkskrant Mooie spullen: van materiaal voor motormuizen tot chique broekrokken: Grote kunst op grote afstand by Volkskrant redactie.

01.10 Marie Claire Aan de maat by Marie Claire redactie.

2019 •
01.06 Palet Magazine No. 401 Schilderijen van plastic interview with Merel van den Nieuwenhof.
31.05 Trendbeheer Ien Lucas en Jochem Rotteveel @ Park by Niels Post.
30.05 Omroep Tilburg Let’s stick together – Ien Lucas en Jochem Rotteveel in Park by Nanne op ’t Ende.
02.05 Algemeen Dagblad Ien Lucas en Jochem Rotteveel blijven bij elkaar by Gerrit van den Hoven.

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