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Cis Bakker

Netherlands

Last updated: March 2, 2017

ABOUT ME | PORTFOLIO

Dutch painter and collage-maker. http://www.cisbakker.kunstinzicht.nl

BIOGRAPHY

The first visual impressions that struck me as very intriguing seemed simple details. Cracked soil, frost on windows, sunlight on shallow water, tiny creatures, dust patterns on shelves, contrasting colors, a.s.o. The beauty, happiness, truth and life and death in them, were then and still are, a calm and peaceful comfort against uncertainties.

The visual and the audible demonstrated a world to me, where freedom could be created and I could grow. It was there where I became aware of sense and possible connections in time.

In portraying the small universe I lived in, I discovered portraying could be multiple; not only animal or human, but also matter, situation, emotion, energy, space and its limitations. My work is reacting; transformation processes through experimenting with paint, ink or pixels and the peeling off complexity through internal discourse.

Because life is not static, so is my work. It can and must change. I merely follow.
There is not one style (or an –ism) that can define or express best, even though that sometimes can be inconvenient.

ART EDUCATION

1978 - 1983 Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Utrecht / Artschool Utrecht, Netherlands
1985 - 1987 Cursus Pedagogisch Didactische Bijscholing, Arnhem / teaching degree
1992 Cursus beeldend computergebruik ABK Rotterdam / digital image exploration course
1993 - 1997 Universiteit voor Humanistiek, Utrecht / University of Humanist studies (not completed)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1994
Overview of paintings 1979 - 1994.
Kargadoor, Oudegracht Utrecht

2007
Streken/Strokes! Paintings, collages, ceramics.
De Vergulde Kwast, Westerkade Utrecht

2011
Revival. Paintings, 2d & 3d collages.
Sisters in Art, Emmaplein Zeist

2013
Vinex View. Digital collages about a limited perspective on living in a Dutch Newtown.
SubUp, Stichting Sophia, Gruttersdijk Utrecht

2014
Portrait as an old horse. Digital collages about growing and aging as a woman.
Paviljoen pOp, Westplein Utrecht

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1983
Finals exhibition (paintings)
Centraal Beheer, Apeldoorn Netherlands

1986
Group exhibition (1 painting selected)
den Hviten Elefanten, Oslo Norway

1987
Group exhibition (solo room within building)
De Blauwe Wissel, Utrecht

1992
Salon des Refusees (2/3 paintings selected)
Jaarbeurs, Utrecht

1999
Group exhibition around Nacht van de Poezie (Night of Poetry), participating with a spatial collage/installation
Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht

2006
CU in Babel, 6th floor. (coordination & participating with several paintings and digital collages)
CU in Babel, Stichting Sophia, Oudenoord Utrecht

2007
Pracht in de gracht (participating with one floating co-production object in canal)
Zaltbommel, Netherlands

2007
Big Bos (organisation Landart group exhibition& participating with 2 paintings)
National Park Veluwezoom, Rheden.

2010
participating with 4 selected digital collages
Storm Galerie, Amsterdam

2010
Open Art Fair (1 painting selected)
Jaarbeurs, Utrecht

2010
Bagage/Luggage. A travelling exhibition on railway stations around Dutch/German border
(participating with three spatial collages)
MIKC, Delden

2010
CU in AL (participating with one site specific spatial collage: )
Stichting Sophia, Archimedeslaan Utrecht

2011
Te Hooi en te Kunst (selected with one on site installation: Veggie Plea,1)
in a cowstable, Kamerik

2011
BYOB, Utrecht (participating with short stopmotion animation)

2011
Xpozz, Utrecht (participating with several digital and spatial collages and 2 installations. Veggie Plea 2 & Water-val)

2012
Eendags Ruimtelijk (participating with one site specific spatial collage)
CBKU, Drift Utrecht

2012
Het Blauwe Uur/ The Blue Hour. Dreaming with the camera. (selected with 3 digital collages)
Tresoar museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2013
Festival de Basis. Festivalshop Soesterberg. (selected with 3d collage design Dualist Necklace)
Soesterberg former American Air basis

2013
Paper goods : Contemporary Collage (selected with one digital collage)
online curated collection Saatchiart

2014
the Circle of Clothing (participating with 10pieces, clothing designs MeltedMama)
Evenemententerrein Museum Kroller-Muller

2015
New Love/Nieuwe Liefde (group exhibition new 2014 members of artist association Kunstliefde. participating with several paintings & collages)
Kunstliefde, Nobelstraat Utrecht

2015
Locked (group exhibition in travelling lockers filled with miniature art. participating with 1 co-produced spatial collage)
MIKC, Delden Netherlands
& Sylkeborg, Denmark




OTHER

Small (artist)books I made:

* Runners & jumpers (collages on coincidence)
april 2008, 1ste issue

* Horseplay
november 2011, 2nd issue (Paintings, collages and poems in English on horses)
www.Blurb.com as boek and e-book.

* Objet Voulu
december 2011, 3rd issue.
(Image report on design en decay of spatial collage Objet Voulu, for Landart project)

* Where salt and sweet shall meet.
maart 2012, 4th issue. (Image-poem.)

* Dig collages
maart 2012, 5th issue.

* Vinex View
june 2013, 6th issue. (A limited view on Dutch New-towns, digital collages of Cis Bakker.)

* Dualist Necklace
august 2013, 7th issue. (Image material on design of spatial collage)

* Portrait as an old horse
june 2014, 8th issue. (12 collages and Dutch poems on aging as a woman)

* Slakkengang (Snail's pace)
april 2015, 9th issue. (Dutch poems and digital collages.)

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