Gert-Jan Akerboom

Berlin | Deutschland

Gert-Jan Akerboom is a Dutch artist based in Berlin, Germany. The precision of Akerboom’s drawing technique combines the depth and surfaces of the real world into an impressive representation of ideas that are notably theoretical and conceptual. Explorations into subjects dealing with science, culture, astronomy, mathematics and history, Akerboom’s works display impeccable skill in balancing form with shading and a complex array of perspectives. The artist notes that drawing has always been an important part of his life, and a singular constant in his artistic practice. For Akerboom, drawing acts as a visual diary, where his conscious and unconscious thoughts about the world are transformed into imagery. In the detailed yet raw and unmediated medium of ink on paper, drawing becomes not only the road, but the place of meeting, for ideas, concepts and experiment. Art is a place where images come to be about things that are not accurately said in language — it is an area that, at times, forgoes our rational, logical verbal statements and finds its power directly manifesting from areas of the subconscious mind at work. Akerboom states that art is about listening to the universe, following the flow, much more than about visualising facts or concepts. In the flow of drawing, Akerboom allows his creative process to be free from an affixiation with the world or an end result, in order to fully explore and visualise its mysteries. It is this balance between the precision and skill of the draughtsman and impossible imaginative worlds that find harmonious expression of the scientific mysteries of existence in Akerboom’s endlessly varied and intriguing drawing works.

2005 BA Fine Arts Willem de Kooning Art Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Vergangene Ausstellungen

2018 - VJ Performance , Acud club - Berlin 2018 - gruppenausstellung, Silent Auction, Drawinghub - Berlin 2017 - VJ Performance, Mensch Meier Club - Berlin 2016 - gruppenausstellung, the end, let's start again, Donau 83 - berlin 2016 - gruppenausstellung, Inbetriebnahme, Galerie Carolyn Heinz - Hamburg 2016 - gruppenausstellung, Papierverliebt 1, Galerie 03 - Berlin 2016 - gruppenausstellung, Papierverliebt 2, Carolyn Heinz Galerie - Hamburg 2015 - gruppenausstellung, ONE PLUS ONE, Lage Egal (off site) - Berlin 2015 - gruppenausstellung, CGG pop-up, Art space Tetra - Fukuoka, Japan 2015 - duo ausstellung mit Hannah Reber, Nami Multifraktal, studio Kura - Fukuoka, Japan 2015 - gruppenausstellung, Chaos/kosmos, Kunstverein Offenburg - Offenburg 2015 - gruppenausstellung, If this, then that, Lage egal at Frontview temporary - Berlin 2014 - award, FID drawing prize (shortlist) 2015 - award, FID drawing prize (shortlist) 2014 - gruppenausstellung, Auslage 3, Lage Egal projectspace - Berlin 2014 - gruppenausstellung, Abstract in Black, kreuzberg Pavillon - Berlin 2013 - gruppenausstellung, Adapt, Studio 75 - Berlin 2013 - gruppenausstellung, a night at the park, das Moosdorf - Berlin 2012 - gruppenausstellung, Walk the Line, Delicatessenhaus - Leipzig 2012 - gruppenausstellung, Empty space, HBC - Berlin 2012 - gruppenausstellung, FUKT Presentation, Kunstnerforbundet - Oslo 2012 - gruppenausstellung, Auslage, Lage egal - Berlin 2011 - kunstmesse, Art Duba, Galerie Christian Hosp - Berlin 2011 - gruppenausstellung, Fitax 1500, Grimmmuseum - Berlin 2011 - gruppenausstellung, Playground, Miica Moca - Berlin 2011 - gruppenausstellung, Tracks & Traces, WEI - Eindhoven 2011 - gruppenausstellung, Preview 2011, Kunstraum Richard Sorge - Berlin 2011 - publikation, Project space MMX, ein Jahr ein Buch - Berlin 2010 - duo ausstellung mit Luuk Bode, Galerie Iris Cornelis - Rotterdam 2010 - einzelaustellung, Tabletop bonsai, Nano Gallery – Los Angeles 2010 - einzelaustellung, the BIG anouncement, The Center For Endless Progress - Berlin 2010 - gruppenausstellung, Show V, MMX Open Art Venue - Berlin 2010 - gruppenausstellung, Vörwarts, Kunstraum Richard Sorge - Berlin 2009 - kunstmesse, Berliner Kunstsalon, presented by Kunstraum Richard Sorge - Berlin 2009 - gruppenausstellung, Get free %, Golden Parachutes projectspace - Berlin 2009 – einzel ausstellung, Dreamwatching, Kunstraum Richard Sorge - Berlin 2009 - gruppenausstellung, Bring down your ruler, Atelierhof Kreuzberg - Berlin 2009 - publikation, 'FUKT', Magazine for Contemporary Drawing #7,5 - Berlin 2008 - gruppenausstellung, 2nd Bankok triennale for drawing and print - Bangkok 2008 - gruppenausstellung, YES, Showroom MAMA - Rotterdam 2008 - gruppenausstellung, Joint Custody Project, Raab Gallery - Berlin 2008 - gruppenausstellung, Nomad Biennial, Parkin gallery - Istanbul 2008 - einzel ausstellung, Negative Party, Waschhaus Gallery - Berlin 2008 - gruppenausstellung, Goodbye Hirofumi, Waschhaus gallery - Berlin 2007 - gruppenausstellung, Ground Zero, Size Zero, Vegas Gallery- London 2007 - gruppenausstellung, New Collection, CBK - Rotterdam 2007 - kunstmesse, Year 07 Londen, presented by Showroom MAMA - London 2006 - einzel ausstellung, R.I.P.(ped), Rechtsachter-CBK - Rotterdam 2006 - gruppenausstellung, Stick Figure, Showroom MAMA - Rotterdam 2006 - kunstmesse, Preview Berlin, presented by Showroom MAMA -Berlin

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'Rainbow Country' 29,7 x 21 cm, ballpointpen on paper, 2019

Rainbow Country

Gert-Jan Akerboom

Zeichnen 21 W x 29 H x 0.01 cm
650,00 €
Berlin | Deutschland
Gemstones

Gemstones

Gert-Jan Akerboom

Zeichnen 21 W x 29 H x 0.01 cm
650,00 €
Berlin | Deutschland
the Black Monopus

the Black Monopus

Gert-Jan Akerboom

Zeichnen 21 W x 29 H x 0.01 cm
650,00 €
Berlin | Deutschland
'the White Monopus' 29,7 x 21 cm, ballpoint pen on paper, 2019

the White monopus

Gert-Jan Akerboom

Zeichnen 21 W x 29 H x 0.01 cm
650,00 €
Berlin | Deutschland
Shenron

Shenron

Gert-Jan Akerboom

Zeichnen 21 W x 29 H x 0.01 cm
650,00 €
Berlin | Deutschland
Tannenwald

Tannenwald

Gert-Jan Akerboom

Zeichnen 21 W x 29.7 H x 0 cm
650,00 €
Berlin | Deutschland
2018
Fire

Fire

Gert-Jan Akerboom

Zeichnen 21 W x 29.7 H x 0 cm
650,00 €
Berlin | Deutschland
2018