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Bob Eikelboom

°1991, Leeuwarden (NL) – lives and works in The Hague (NL) and London (UK)

Bob Eikelboom is well known for his’ magnetic paintings’ – hybrids between painting, collage and wall sculpture – of which the artist says: “ they can be seen as a personal language that I have developed, in which collages are partly liberated from painting and as such play with the limitations of the flat surface.”

The magnetic elements in these paintings equally play with the viewer’s perception of artistic originality, as the magnets can be repositioned and thus question the artist as solely responsible for the composition of the different elements that together constitute the artwork. These questions of originality are further developed through the pictorial motifs Eikelboom uses in his paintings – which carry references to his previous works; references to everyday objects such as checkered plastic bags; as well as art historical references to motives used by for example Picasso, Matisse or Warhol.

Bob Eikelboom is a Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague and Royal College of Art, London graduate. In 2014 he won the Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in numerous private and public collections, including Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.

Bob Eikelboom is represented by the following galleries;
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Fons Welters, Amsterdam 

Barbara Seiler, Zurich