Maarten van den Bos
Maarten van den Bos currently lives and works in London. In 2012 Maarten graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art & Design and was then selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA and Spike Island. He has been included in a multitude of group exhibitions including shows at the Saatchi Gallery (2014), Fitrovia Gallery (2013) and Hanmi Gallery (2013). He has also participated in international exhibitions in Amsterdam at Appels Gallery (2012) and Gallery Ron Mandos (2011). 'My paintings and sculptures evoke the modernist expressive way of handling material, however being a contemporary artist I am reinventing the possibilities of this language. My practice is one of discovering through making setting off with the confidence that an image can be transformed through painting and sculpture to find new images and metaphors. I have an ongoing fascination with the ambiguity of human form, the final works evoke subjects and situations that have continued to fascinate me after seeing films, reading newspapers and real life observations.' - Maarten van den Bos 'The most impressive of the painters, however, seemed to me the most conventional in Modernist terms. Maarten van den Bos’s figurative paintings, in acrylic, emulsion and filler, have an energy in their rough outlines and even rougher textures that suggest there is still mileage in the De Kooning legacy.' - Adrian Hamilton (The Independent).