Tape and adhesive plastic foil of all sorts and sizes – shiny, matt, transparent and in a wide variety of colours. Jochem Rotteveel explores all artistic possibilities within the limitations that he sets for himself by his choice of materials. ‘There is room in restriction. Once you realize that, you can explore it to the full. There is a starting point, and after that everything is allowed.’ Jochem’s artwork has become increasingly minimalistic in recent years. Rough experiments have given way to smaller interventions, with compositions that are quieter, sometimes even contemplative. ‘My work is now purely about formal research into material and colour.’ This is where it touches upon painting. Jochem says he takes a painter’s approach in his way of thinking and working and applies it to tape and foil. Naturally he cannot mix plastic foil like paints, but by pasting related shades next to each other or by adding transparent layers, he finds painterly solutions with the material.
• Recent exhibitions at Galerie Bart: 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 groups 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.
30.04 Parool Jochem Bouwens: ‘Samen kunst kopen lijkt me erg lastig’ by Manuela Klerkx and Oscar van Gelderen.
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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