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Bas van den Hurk

Bas van den Hurk and Koen Delaere included in Whatspace Project's group exhibition in Denmark

August 30, 2016 - Mike Weiss Gallery

Bas van den Hurk and Koen Delaere will be included in A Full Open Hand, Drippings and Carefully Masked Lines, a Whatspace Project in collaboration with Jacob Bjorn Gallery, Denmark.  The exhibition will open September 6th, 2016 and run through October 22, 2016.

Bas van den Hurk Accidental and Inevitable

June 8, 2016 - Peter Nijenhuis, De Wereld Werkt in Arnhem

When I use the word intuition I definitely do not mean that I am working in a mist or more or less from a blank sheet. I have been working as an artist for a long time; I have seen a lot. I think about my work and that of others, and over the years I have read a lot too. You cannot forget or switch off that background while you are working. By saying that I work intuitively I also wanted to react on the art theory that presents art as a form of knowledge production. In my opinion that is not the essence of art.

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Bas van den Hurk Will Have an Exhibition with MWG

June 8, 2016 - Mike Weiss Gallery

Bas van den Hurk will have an exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery in Winter 2017.

Pulling Painting From its “Living Death” at RH Contemporary

October 15, 2014 - Alexxa Gotthardt, Artsy

Abstract painting, says the Dutch artist Bas van den Hurk, is in the throes of a kind of “living death.” Its processes have been repeated and reworked for more than a century, yet still it possesses unique potential. Van den Hurk, along with the three other mid- and early-career artists currently showing at RH Contemporary’s multilevel space, is mining that history to create abstract works for the 21st century—and if they aren’t exactly all paintings, they’re certainly painterly.

Interview with Bas van den Hurk: On 'Once Upon A Time You Dressed So Fine"

March 21, 2014 - Ariane Belisle

Oscillating between painting, sculpture, installation, architecture, fashion and performance, Bas van den Hurk’s upcoming show ‘Once Upon A Time You Dressed So Fine’ (21 March - 26 April 2014) at Rod Barton explores art-making in its many forms. Revealing traces of their modes of production, the works are simultaneously presented as autonomous agents and active participants on the exhibition’s stage. Entwined in their respective networks of histories, temporalities, locations and materials, they speak of Arthur Koestler’s Holon philosophy, of the auratic dimension of art and of the subjectiveness of representation.


The artist talks to Ariane Belisle about his artistic practice, in light of his upcoming solo exhibition at the Rod Barton gallery in London. This interview was conducted via a telephone conversation on Friday 14 March 2014.

Bas van den Hurk & Harm van den Dorpel

June 11, 2011 - Jenny Cusack, Dazed Digital

The two Dutch artists set their sights set on transcribing the context of a fluctuating and cut-copy age with the collaborative installation 'You’re so Beautiful, and so on.... and so on.... and so on....'

Going Dutch

February 22, 2011 - Quinn Latimer, Art Forum

At the fair the next day I ran into Liste director Peter Blaeuer at Christina Wilson’s booth (filled with excellent works by Vanessa Billy and Alicja Kwade), and Sarah McCrory, Frieze Projects curator, at Rob Tufnell’s space. Though collectors such as Jean Bernard and Erika Hoffmann were present, the fair was quiet, a reprieve before the night ahead, which included a stop at Duende, where the show “Beside Itself” played Minimalist sculpture by Martijn Hendriks against Minimalist painting by Bas van den Hurk. A lovely pairing, but I hurried off in the downpour to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen to meet critic Vivian Rehbergand Dutch artist Gabriel Lester, whose opening had brought in the masses.