donderdag 2 juni 2016

Carel Lanters


Carel Lanters (Didam 1955) was educated at the Academy of Fine Art AKI in Enschede (1976-1981). During his education he initiated the department mixed media in which he graduated cumlaude. His tutors were Sigurdur Gudmundson and Ad Gerritsen. In 1990 he took a masterclass with Etore Spalletti and Haim Steinbach in Niggendijker Groningen.  

By way of sublimation he intensifies observation. He is not locked in one technique or material. For some complicated situations he developed monumental works, but he also integrates his art in daily life by arranging street furniture in a new order. He develops experimental work; work for exhibitions and for the public space in which he also operates as a curator. He is married with the South Korean artist Lee Eun Young and working in collaboration with her.
In the publication CL, Gerrit Willems writes concerning his work:
An artist may incorporate almost everything in his work: Nature, literature, dream images, trivial images of daily life or grand examples from art history, indeed anything. However, defining the inspiration of an artist does not bring us closer the secret of his art. The fact that certain images are a starting point does not entirely explain the final result, which evolves from an enigmatic and almost inaccessible process. We may have words in mind and express thoughts into words. It is as mysterious to have images in one’s thoughts, as it is to express thoughts into images. A thought becomes an image and the image continues the thought, one might say (with a nod to Nijhoff, the Dutch poet). One image leads to another. That’s what thinking is in visual art.


From 2007 till 2014 Carel was lecturer at the ArtEZ art school in Arnhem, the Netherlands in the Fine Art with specialisation in sculpture. He also coached the third and fourth year student for their bachelor. He is guest lecturer at Aki Enschede, st. Lucas Brussels and the Willem de Koning Academy Rotterdam. At the moment he is giving workshops at art school considering techniques and conceptual use of this; like : what can you do with casting bronze and aluminium in contemporary art.


His work is collected by Haags Gemeente Museum, the Hague; Museum of modern art, Apeldoorn; ABN-Amro art collection, Amsterdam; AKZO Nobel art collection, Arnhem; Province of Gelderland art collection, Arnhem; Province of Noord Holland art collection, Haarlem; Rijnstate hospital art collection, Arnhem; Aras Eanna art centre, Ireland; Godot, Seoul Z Korea and private collectors. 

An important part of his artwork can be found in public space. The best examples are: The branche of Salzburg, inspired by the French author Stendhal, Zeist, 2009; Lotus, sculpture at the wedding entrance of the town hall of Diemen, 2002;
A botanical guided tour, Laren NL, 2005; Entrance Amstelpark Amsterdam, 2007; st. Quivan’s cross, Inis Oìrr, co Galway, Ireland, 2007; The seaweed bridge in Hoorn, 2007; Project design for a special Dutch coin, 400 years Netherlands—Manhattan, ministry of finance, the Hague, 2008; 100 ceramic objects in new town Westeraam. The object are situated in niches in the walls of the new constructed houses, 2009; A monument for nature, Tynaarlo, a commission of the province of Drenthe, 2011.

Exhibitions since 1981 with a summary of the most important ones:
Museum of modern art the Hague solo; Handlungsraum, Galerie Ehrhard Dresden
(D), solo; Kunst-rai, A'dam (S Biederberg gallery, A’dam); Triade, sculpture
exhibition in Apeldoorn; Evora, a luz Holandesa, Museum of EvoraPortugal;
Prima Materia, exhibition nominee’s Materiaalfonds & Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam;
ZT, duo exhibition in Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam; Mutatis Mutandis  Broerenkerk Zwolle, contemporary sculpture;The many faces of the bank, ABN AMRO art collection the Hague; Die Holländische Welle, artspace Berlijn (D); Die Stadt wird zu Galerie- Nordhorn, Germany; Draußen vor der Tür, Archipel, Apeldoorn; Double portraits, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, ItalyHotel Europe, Aorta gallery of photography, Chisinau, Moldavia;  Per Saldo, Noord Brabant’s museum,
‘s-Hertogenbosch, ABN Amro Art collection; Museum of modern art, Apeldoorn; Tendency, Paraplufabriek and Marienburgkapel in Nijmegen; Gallery Godot, Seoul South Korea; Aras Eanna, Inis Oìrr, Ireland; De Branderij, Unreasonable optimism 2, Antwerp, Belgium; Museum of  Modern Art Arnhem, “Made in Arnhem ad Inis Oìrr”;Seoul International Art Festival, South Korea; Museum of modern art, Harbin, China;  Pakt M2 Amsterdam; the glasshouse, Amstelpark, Amsterdam; Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam; Shadowplay III Shallow then halo, Gele Rijder, Arnhem;  4de Höhler Biennale Gera, Germany;  New saints, Gallery Objectief Enschede; The lecturer and his students, Kunstverein Das Haus im Park, Emmerich, Germany; Essent headquarters Arnhem, nu montant et descendant l’escalier’; Drawing,  Áras Éanna T H Gallery, Galway Ireland; Biennale Gelderland, Valkhofmuseum Nijmegen; The Beckettness of Inis Oìrr, interdisciplinary project with visual art, music and theatre, Aras Eanna Ireland; SART, NANO Gold, stereo photography in collaboration with Optical Science, University Twente, NL; Pronounceables ll, Gallery Arttra Amsterdam NL;Pronounceables lll, Galerie Espace Enny Laag Keppel NL; Tetem, Enschede, Phantom Reality Reset. Curator and participant of "Soundscape ll", Espace Enny,

translation nl-english: Hanny Keulers

                       the branche of Salzburg, Zeist   hight 8 m.

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