Koen

Taselaar

Rotterdam

,

1986

Lives and works in Rotterdam

bio

The work of Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986) is a unique universe in which only he determines the rules. He makes skillful drawings, but also clumsy ceramics and abstract silkscreen prints. Taselaar’s visual language emerged from the grey area in which text is not only meaning but also form. He expresses this in drawn puns, imaginary record sleeves or large psychedelic paintings. In search of ways to process his diverse output, he makes publications and large scale drawings, which function as flat exhibition spaces. Taselaar is continuously working to further develop his wide scope, for example by learning new techniques in several residencies. Taselaar was nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs and had a solo exhibition at Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam.

-words by Rianne Groen

CV

Vase Face

2020

group exhibition
Galerie Cokkie Snoei
Rotterdam

Ongetemd

2020

group exhibition
Museum Ijsselstijn
IJsselstijn

Koen Taselaar

2019

solo exhibition
Galerie Block C
Groningen

Of Clay

2019

group exhibition
Kunstmuseum The Hague
Den Haag

Sabine Koen Tom

2019

group exhibition
Galerie Vivid
Rotterdam

Souterrain toont schilderwerken

2018

group exhibition
Souterrain
Antwerp (BE)

B-sides, Rarities and a Book Presentation

2018

solo exhibition
TTHQ
Rotterdam

Toen Kaselaar

2018

solo exhibition
Roodkapje
Rotterdam

We Come in Peace

2017

group exhibition
Galerie b_2
Leipzig

Ja Ta Ta Ja

2017

group exhibition
Erasmus Gallery
Rotterdam

Slow Slow Fast Fast

2017

solo exhibition
KRETS
Malmo

Stromboli

2017

group exhibition
Studio Omstand
Arnhem

Paradise Lost

2016

group exhibition
Base-Alpha Gallery
Antwerp (BE)

Wishful Thinking

2016

group exhibition
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim
Diepenheim

Meander Wildly

2016

solo exhibition
Boijmans van Beuningen
Rotterdam

Ryan Wallace & Koen Taselaar

2016

group exhibition
Francis Boeske/Hofland
Leipzig

No Place Like Home

2015

group exhibition
SMAC
Berlin (DE)

Upcoming Attractions

2015

group exhibition
Galerie Mieke van Schaik
Den Bosch

Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs

2015

group exhibition
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Schiedam

Let us Meet Inside You

2015

group exhibition
Garage
Rotterdam

Neometrism

2015

group exhibition
NEST
Den Haag