Bio & CV

André Kruysen, Den Haag 1967

Lives and works in Den Haag

Education:

KABK, 1987-1992

Rijksacademie, Amsterdam 1996/1997

My work relates to daylight and the architectural structure around me. I make interventions in spaces which have influence on these aspects. These interventions can result in free standing sculptures or sculptures merged in the space.

My more complex and chaotic form language of recent years originates from the current (visual) culture that is becoming more and more complicated. The search for a personal balance in that forms the core of my work.

Amidst my distorting spacial interventions, I search for stillness; the stillness that occurs due to the sacred effect of daylight. This contradiction is the base of my sculptures.

Expositions (selection)

  • 2019, The greatest longing, Bohuslands Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden (group,  April-June)
  • 2018, Volta 14, Basel, Switserland (with galery NL=US)
  •  See what you know, Quartair, Den Haag, NL (group)
  •  De Stenen kamer, Den Haag, NL (group)
  • 2017, Duo exhibition with Joan Banach, OMI art center, Ghent, NY, USA
  •  Nothing is what it is..., NL=US galerie, Rotterdam (duo met Arnout Kilian)
  •   De verzakelijking van het ondoorgrondelijke, 37PK, Haarlem
  •   Permanent repetition, Arti Amsterdam
  • 2016, Being the universe, Rosalux galery, Berlijn 
  • 2015, The quiet force of descent, Galerie Ramakers (solo)
  •    TAOP, Schaufenster, Berijn
  • 2014, Indisch DNA, Coda museum, Apeldoorn
  • Act of painting. Galery Valeur, Nagoya, Japan
  •         Casa Sakanoue, Hiyoshi, Japan
  • Beelden van de binnenstad, Stadhuis Atrium, Den Haag
  • 2013, Topfloor, Dordtyard, Dordrecht
  •   Act of painting, Tetem, Enschede
  •   Kruysen/Ter Aar, Museum Kruysenhuis, Oirschot
  • 2012, Confined, Nest, Den Haag,
  •   Operandi, Vrije Academie, Den Haag
  •     Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam  
  • 2011, Ouborgprijs 2011, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (solo)
  • Urban Expressionism, Nest, Den Haag
  • 2010, Op=Op, Heden, Hier, Den Haag (solo)
      East side, Museum De Fundatie, Kasteel 't Nijenhuis, Heino
  • 2009, ivm.IVM, 38CC, Delft (solo)
     Close enough, Galery Leguern, Warschau
  •   KAAP, fort Ruigenhoek,Groenekan Utrecht 
  • 2008 Schaal 1:∞, Quartair, Den haag
    Gallerie de Meerse, Hoofddorp (solo)
    Standbeeld voor Thorbecke, Stroom Den Haag
  • 2007 MuHKa, Antwerpen The projection project 
  • 2006 Galerie De Expeditie with Jaroslav Flichinski (DUO)
    Stadsgalerij Heerlen Vademen 
  • 2005 Hedge House, Kasteel Wijlre A host + a guest is a ghost 
  • 2003 Toussaintkade, Stroom hcbk, Den Haag Over Vedra (SOLO)
  • 2002 NICC, Antwerpen NOT I 
    ABC, Haarlem i.c.w M III architects (duo)
  • 2000 The Foundry, London, Engeland en Archief, Den Haag Mirrors 
    Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum, 's Hertogenbosch Zelfportretten (SOLO)
  • 1999 "Lightcolorspace", Galery Dorothee de Pauw, Brussel, België  (duo)
  • 1998 Verboden op het werk te komen, Consortium, Amsterdam
  • 1997 Open studio's , Rijksacademie, Amsterdam
  • Shall I compare thee..., W139, Amsterdam (duo)
  • 1996 Open studio's, Rijksacademie, Amsterdam

Assignments

  • 2011 Beeld van Westdam, sculpture in public space, Woerden
  • 2007 Medisch Centrum Haaglanden Den Haag, sculpture in revolving door
    2007 Politieburo Leidscherijn Sculpture in vide
  • 2005 Rondanini, sculpture in gallery Stroom/P. Struycken, Den Haag
  • 2002 gemeente Zwaanshoek Vrijheidsbeeld, 5 may monument
  • 2000 Consortium, Amsterdam Sky-box, hanging office
    2000 Den Haag partial execution sculpture "Frog with Umbrella" by Karel Appel in front of the town hall of Den Haag
  • 1998 HSL lijn utility buildings i.c.w. MIII architects
    1998, "Koningsgracht", office building, Amsterdam i.c.w. MIII architects
    1998 Autoschadebedrijf "Splinter" i.c.w. MIII architects
    1998 House building Edam Winning design i.c.w. E. Smit, architect

Purchases / works in collections

Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

 Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

 Museum De Fundatie, Heino

Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag

Heden, Den Haag

 Collectie P.Struycken, Gorinchem

Collectie Lampe/Plompen Den Haag

Collectie Meeuwissen Oirschot

Various private collections

Prices and stipends

    1998 Charlotte van Pallandtprijs
    2011 Ouborgprijs
  • 2012 Mondriaanfonds, Amsterdam, basisstipendium
  • 2008 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, Basisstipendium
  • 2004 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam Basisstipendium
  • 2001 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam Basisstipendium
  • 1999 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam Werkbeurs
  • 1997 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam Studiebeurs
  • 1995 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam Basisstipendium

Tutor

  • Tutor Sculpture, KABK, Den Haag, 2010 - present
  • Tutor 3D, Vrije Academie, Den Haag, 2010- 2011 
  • Tutor division Monumental Design, AKI, Enschede 2004 - 2009
  • Tutor Visual Arts, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam 2001 - 2003

Artistic side activities

  • Curator Beeldengallerij P. Struycken/Stroom, Den Haag 2010 - present
  • Member of commision Wilhelminaring 2017
  • Member of commision Stichting Stokroos/Museum Beelden aan Zee 2016 - present
  • Member of commision subsidies STROOM, Den Haag 2004 - 2007
  • Member of commision Charlotte van Pallandtprijs 2003