Michaël de Kok

Recollecting landscape experiences (Piet Hein Eek Gallery – 8 July – 14 October 2018)

For Michaël de Kok (Hilvarenbeek, 1958), looking at and experiencing a landscape is a reason for painting. He depicts his memory of an experience.

In his figurative work, the ‘landscape image’ is highly abstracted and forms the representation of a memory, composed in a studio using paint. These memories are not necessarily true-to-nature portrayals of reality, but rather landscape experiences that exist independent of topographically located situations.

In more recent work, the memory of the ‘landscape experience’ has become even more abstract and is captured in dynamically painted areas of colour that depict the radiant or absorbing experience of light and colour as you would experience them walking through the landscape. They are expressions of colour that reflect upon memories and are inextricably linked with the personal perceptions of the artist.

De Kok’s work exists midway between reality and alienation – on the one hand unfathomable and extremely personal, on the other hand very concrete and recognisable to everyone.

Education

Akademie St. Joost Breda
Stadsakademie Maastricht
Rijks Akademie Amsterdam

Solo exhibitions, selection:

Kussenneers ( Be)
Lanzenberg   ( BE)
Geukens & DeVil ( BE )
Bertrand Delacroix (New York)
Roberto Polo ( BE)

Group exhibitions selection:

Museum De Lakenhal (NL)
Museum Schunck (NL)
Museum De Pont (NL)
New Art Gallery Walsall Museum (UK)
Park 013  Tilburg (NL)
Kunsthalle Athene (GR)

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Description

Pool 2015
Michaël de Kok     
Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
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Night Roses 2013
Michaël de Kok     
Oil on canvas
40×35 cm
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Evening drive 2016-2018
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
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Abandoned house 2015-2017
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
150 x 170 cm
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Fisherman’s place 2016-2018
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
40 x 70 cm
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Late Night Dinner 2015-2017
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
80 x 90 cm

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Resort 2014-2018  
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm

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Untitled 2013-2015  
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
110 x 120 cm

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Untitled 2013-2017  
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
140 x 170 cm

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Untitled 2015-2018
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm

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Diptych 2016
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
40 x 60 cm
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Night 2 2017
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
90 x 100 cm
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Reflections 2014-2018
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
100 x 120 cm
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Untitled 2016  
Michaël de Kok
Oil on canvas
160 x 180 cm
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