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Kees Goudzwaard Biography

Kees Goudzwaard born in 1958 in Utrecht (NL), lives and works in Arnhem (NL).

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Kees Goudzwaard makes works which at first sight appear to be minimal colour studies constructed from rectangles of paper and masking tape. But seen close up, the works are revealed as painstakingly created trompe l'oeil paintings. Goudzwaard initially makes a model using paper sheets, transparent acetates and tape arranged over a coloured ground, often taking long periods to arrive at a final composition, before he makes a painted illusion of them to exact scale. Goudzwaard fuses art separated by three centuries-playfully precise 17th Century Dutch still-life paintings and pre- and postwar abstraction in Europe and America. (Ben Luke, 2009)

Kees Goudzwaard has had solo exhibitions at S.M.A.K. Ghent (BE), Culturgest in Lisbon (PT), Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (NL) and Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam (NL). His work was included in several group shows at Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf (DE), Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (NL), Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris, and Programa Art Center, Mexico City amongst others.

Goudzwaard's work can be found in the permanent collections of S.M.A.K. Gent (BE), Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf (DE), Collectie Nederlandsche Bank (NL) and the Rubell Family Collection Miami (US), amongst others.

Text courtesy Zeno X Gallery.

Kees Goudzwaard Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Kees GoudzwaardUntitled, 2021Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm
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Continuously Falling by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting
Kees GoudzwaardContinuously Falling, 2017Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm
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Compare by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting
Kees Goudzwaard"Compare", 2021Acrylic on cardboard
45 x 32 cm
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At Rest by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting
Kees GoudzwaardAt Rest, 2021Oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
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Spacing by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Kees GoudzwaardSpacing, 2021Oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm
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Arranged Fragments by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting
Kees GoudzwaardArranged Fragments, 2019Oil on canvas
75 x 60 cm
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Position by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Kees GoudzwaardPosition, 2008Oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm
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Clockwise by Kees Goudzwaard contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Kees GoudzwaardClockwise, 2020Acrylic on cardboard
26 x 21 cm
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Kees Goudzwaard Recent Exhibitions

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