Klaas Kloosterboer in the Submarine Wharf. Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg
The Amsterdam-based painter Klaas Kloosterboer (Schermer, 1959) lives and works in Amsterdam. He makes abstract paintings, often containing circles and dots, which he construct and deconstructs according to strictly defined rules, until they are theatrical objects and costumes.
Kloosterboer tries to pose fundamental questions about the art of painting in each and every painting he makes. He is an explorer. He tries things out and therefore sometimes puts himself and his canvases on trial. He is also an inventor, innovative in his painterly techniques and in his use (and sometimes misuse) of materials. Klaas Kloosterboer experiments continually, so that the form and appearance of his works constantly changes. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has diverse works by Kloosterboer in the collection, which can be seen in the Collection Online.
In ‘XXXL Painting’ Kloosterboer presents his work in the long hall of the Submarine Wharf. In this space he has attached a circular railing to the ceiling which slowly moves existing and new works through the space. The paintings are 4.5 meters wide and 9 meters high, brightly coloured and sometimes contain holes. In addition, a few video installations will be shown which can be interpreted as backgrounds and insights into the rules with which the artist works. Kloosterboer has exhibited his works in several places in Europe.