Maarten van den Bos

Location: London

My paintings 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 observations in daily life. "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).


'Multiverse', 9 September - 8 October, Academiegalerie, Utrecht
Work acquired for the collection of Soho House Barcelona

'Oriel Davies Open 2014', 19 April - 18 June, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales
'Continental Shift: Emerging Artists From Saatchi Art', Saatchi Gallery, London
'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013' Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
'Studio. Tomorrow. Buy me things like machines', Showspace Fitzrovia Gallery, London

'Slice', Hanmi Gallery, London
'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013', Spike Island, Bristol
'House of the Nobleman' Studio, London
'Open Work Project', Studio 15, London
'Academy Now', 30 Maple Street, London