Artist Resume of Robert van Bolderick

Education

Robert van Bolderick studied Fine Arts in Stockholm at Stockholm Municipal Art School and at Paletten Art School. Studied Film and Editing at Kulturama Film School and crossmedia/DTP/webdesign at NTI school in Stockholm, Sweden. Studied Corporate Finance at DUID school in Stockholm, Sweden.

Biography

Robert van Bolderick was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1968 and is of both Swedish and Dutch descent. Grew up in Stockholm and from age eleven in Las Palmas de Grand Canarias, Spain. Growing up in the pulse of a cosmopolitan city like Las Palmas and its mix of nationalities gave Robert an early interest in various languages and symbols which he uses in his art today.

He is focused mostly on mixed media, combining acrylic, oil and tempera with the praxis of collage. This unique combination gives life to his art by expressing dreamlike and vibrant scenarios. Rhythm, pattern and balance are important, while images and text fragments are prominent but do not give the viewer all the information. His art captures the essence of dreams and memories which are fragmented and provide only a glimpse of what happened.

Robert will often create an image in which the meanings of the adjacent symbols change, using hieroglyphs and cave paintings along with modern symbols, old family pictures, notes, recent events, or historical extracts in text and images. The familiar imagery loses its inherent symbolic value and becomes part of a new image. Robert currently lives and works between France and Sweden.

Artist Statement

I use memories in an artistic process in a movement where thoughts and ideas are transformed into a visual artistic design that gives a picture of our common history and individual memories to a new world of images that can be perceived abstractly, but if you step into the picture finds an atmosphere of recognition and reflection with dreamlike and lively scenarios, a sense of travel, memories of places, people and emotions. My paintings are eclectic and symbolic and have a balance in patterned and rhythmic combinations of collage and color.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Redsheep Gallery, Duo Show, Kerstin Paillard & Robert van Bolderick, 2021
  • Redsheep Gallery, Summer Group Show, Virtual Group Exhibition, 2021
  • Redsheep Gallery, Winter Show, Virtual Group Exhibition, 2021
  • Hartexpo 5 Edition, Espacio120, Barcelona, Spain 2020
  • The Zari Winter Show 2019-2020, Zari Gallery, London, UK, 2019-2020
  • Distorted Memories, Redsheep Gallery, Antibes, France, 2019
  • Whitesheep Gallery Art Shows, Redsheep Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019
  • In Situ Art Fair, Draw the Line, Youth Center, Skopje, Macedonia, 2018
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018
  • Caelum Gallery, New York, USA, 2017
  • Art Nou Mil·lenni Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2017
  • Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
  • Redsheep Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
  • Act Aberdeen, Mixed Bag, Group exhibition, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017
  • Israeli Art Market, The Big Exhibition, 2017
  • Hartexpo, Espacio120, Barcelona, Spain 2017
  • Paratissima International Contemporary Art Fair, Hyperspace, The Youth Center, Skopje, Macedonia, 2017
  • Stockholm Art Fair, Lavalhallen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
  • BIAF, Barcelona International Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain, 2016
  • Gallery 360 Contemporary Art, Florens, Italy 2016
  • Paratissima International Contemporary Art Fair, To The Stars, Torino Esposizione, Torino, Italy, 2016
  • Flyer Art Gallery, Rom, Italy 2016
  • Paratissima Skopje, International Contemporary Art Fair, Transformation, The Youth Center, Skopje, Macedonia, 2016
  • Deeloop Art Fair, Luftkastellet, Limhamn, Sweden, 2016
  • Art Monaco, Monaco, 2016
  • DAAC gallery, Dubuque Area Arts Collective, Blurring the edges, Iowa, USA, 2016
  • AWE Some Art Gallery, Singapore, 2016
  • USEUM Exhibition, World Child Cancer Charity at Le Dame Art Gallery, London, England, 2016
  • Le Dame Art Gallery, USEUM, London, England, 2016
  • Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6x6x, Rochester, USA, 2016
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015
  • Swedbank with Modern Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014
  • Gallery Nybroviken, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014
  • Art from Sweden, EU, European Economic and Social Committee, Bryssel, Belgium, 2013
  • Gallery Nybroviken, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
  • Gallery Artmeet, Milano, Italy, 2013
  • Dutch Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012
  • Art from Sweden, EU, European Economic and Social Committee, Bryssel, Belgium, 2010- 2012
  • Gallery Nybroviken, Stockholm, Sweden 2007
  • Gallery Loyd, Oslo, Norway, 2007
  • Gallery Nybroviken, Stockholm, Sweden 2006
  • Gallery Artlab, Stockholm, Sweden 2006
  • Dutch Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden 2005
  • 1988-2000
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998
  • Kitchen & a Bar Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 1997
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 1997
  • Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1997
  • Midsommargården Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden, 1996
  • Stockholm Food Factory Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 1996
  • Tegen Service Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 1996
  • Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995
  • Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden 1995
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995
  • Gallery Lilla, Östersund, Sweden, 1994
  • Gallery Ludvig, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994
  • Galleri Zero, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994
  • Gallery Manolo Rivero, Merida, Mexico, 1993
  • Gallery Malle, Örebro, Sweden, 1993
  • Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993
  • Gallery Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993
  • Art Gallery Sky City, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993
  • Gallery Java, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993
  • Gallery Off Side, Stockholm, Sweden, 1992
  • 54 Gallery, New York, USA, 1992
  • Hotel Continental, Stockholm, Sweden, 1992
  • Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1992
  • Botkyrka Art Center, Botkyrka, Sweden, 1992
  • Gallery Java, Stockholm, Sweden, 1992
  • Gallery Off Side, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991
  • Gallery Studio Four Seasons, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991
  • Gallery Dombron, Uppsala, Sweden, 1991
  • Folkens Museum Etnografiska/Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991
  • Artist Space, New York, US, 1991
  • Gallery Off Side, Stockholm, Sweden, 1990
  • Jakobsberg Art Center, Stockholm Sweden, 1990
  • Folksam Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden, 1990
  • Gallery Mundial, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1989
  • Jakobsberg Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden, 1988
  • Scandinavian Club, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 1985

Museum

  • USEUM, Interactive Fine Art Gallery & Museum, London, England, 2016
  • Museum of Ethnography/Folkens Museum Etnografiska, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991

Selected Collections

  • Anita Gradin Family Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dalén Family Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lindau Familly Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Staffan Jonstoij Family Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Holmkvist Family Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Salén Family Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Riksdagen Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Trygg Hansa Collection, Sweden
  • SPP Collection, Sweden