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£2700
Narcissus
 
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Parking Automat
 
£2100
The Cage
 
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The Check Out
 
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The Ikea
 
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The McDrive
 
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The Security
 
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The Shell
 
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The Textmessage
 
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Gerard Boersma Paintings
Gerard Boersma (1976) is one of the leading young Dutch artists and well known in his native country for his highly detailed hyper-realist works of individuals caught in moments. He studied painting and fine art at the School of Arts Minerva in the Netherlands, specializing in meticulous form drawing and realistic painting. He's been a professional since his graduation with many shows all over his native country and abroad. Gerard is determined to be one of the best new artists entering the scene and he's here to stay for the long run.
 
Education:
School of Arts Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands
 
Awards:
Dutch Desing award, Vredeman de Vries Vormgevingsprijs, public award for the project Queen Emma, 2003

Lorenzo Il Magnifico de Medici, Florence, Italy, 2005
 
Selected Commissions/collections:
2004-2005 Various portrait commissions

2003 Painting 'The Bus' added to collection Fries Museum

2003 Portrait of Dutch Queen Emma in Park, luxurious appartement building Regentes, Groningen in coŲperation with Louise Cohen, Nederlands Textiel Museum, Fries Museum

2002 Mural, Gloppe, Leeuwarden

 
Single Exhibitions:
selected single exhibtions

2001 Pinkroccade, Groningen
2002 Met Verve, Leeuwarden
2002 Royal Talens, Apeldoorn
2002 Jan de Jong Interieurs, Leeuwarden
2004 ARTemisia, Leeuwarden
2004 Postma Interieur, Drachten
2005 Expositie aan huis, Leeuwarden
2005/ 2006 Warenhuis Vanderveen, Assen
2006 Lyppens Diamantairs, PC Hooftstraat, Amsterdam

 
Group Exhibitions:
selected group exhibtions

2001 Eindexamenexpositie Minerva, Groningen
2001 Galerie Bas, Sneek
2001 Chassť Theater, Breda
2002 ICO, centrum voor kunst & cultuur, Assen
2002 Galerie Noord, Groningen
2002 Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
2002 / 2003 Gemeente Smallingerland, Drachten
2003 Galerie Walls, Amsterdam
2003 / 2004 Omrop Frysl‚n, Leeuwarden
2004 Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, USA
2004 ARTemisia, Leeuwarden
2004 Postma Interieur, Drachten
2005 Mc Kinsey, Amsterdam
2005 Castor en Pollux, Bilzen, Belgium
2005 Galerie Rudolfv, Amsterdam
2005 Demonstration, Drents Museum, Assen
2005 Galerie Help U Zelven, Winterswijk
2005 Galerie Walls, Amsterdam
2005 Louise Cohen, Leeuwarden
2005 Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, USA
2005 Eewal 92, Leeuwarden
2005 Florence Biennale, Florence, ItaliŽ
2006 ARTemisia, Leeuwarden
2006 Galerie Graus, Echt
 
Artist's Statement:
Artist StatementGerard Boersma is one of the leading young Dutch artists and well known in his native country for his highly detailed hyper-realist works of individuals caught in moments. His paintings are photorealist portraits of souls alone in modern city landscapes perused with the precision of a brutally honest sociologist. The society is getting harder and more individualistic everyday and people are further estranged from nature than ever before, especially in the cities. People seem to be satisfied with this role and Gerard wants to show this in a more or less objective manner. He therefore chooses for a realist style. Gerard continues this long time tradition, but makes it of his own days and time. Often he paints subjects that have never been painted before.He takes an interest in everyday situations where people are waiting or are put together in public spaces with people they donít know. Gerard Boersma registrates common people on the streets, in public transport, in stores, waiting rooms or bars. He takes pictures of these situations, which he later uses as a starting point for his realistic paintings. The paintings suggest the reproduction of the reality of the picture, but the pictures are only sketch materials. Boersma has prearranged the whole picture in his works of art. He chooses his own colors and style and adds elements or leaves them out. He also picks his own point of view for his paintings. Itís not accidental that we see his figures from the back. Boersma wants to create a distance between us and his figure on the painting.The paintings by Gerard Boersma seem to be realistic and they tempt to stand still at things usually donít observed. The loneliness of some people, the lack of communication between people, or how people who are waiting retire within oneself. A moment in modern urban living with all the distortion that comes with it. And then itís obvious that the situations usually donít observed saya whole lot about todays society. With his paintings Gerard creates awareness and makes you think about these situations. BiographyBoersma studied painting and fine art at the School of Arts Minerva in the Netherlands, specializing in meticulous form drawing and realistic painting. He has been a professional since his graduation in 2001 and exhibited all over his native country and abroad.In 2003 the most influential museum in his region, the Fries Museum, decided to add his work to their permanent collection. In the same year he won the public prize of the Vredeman de Vries Vormgevings Award for the project Emma. In 2004 and 2005 he was the recipient of a scholarship by Fonds BKVB, the scholarship for the most promising emerging artists from the Netherlands.His star is rising ever since and there is a growing interest from abroad. For example, his paintings were shown in 2004 and 2005 in Soho, New York. Besides the United States he also exhibited his works in 2005 in Belgium. In the same year he won the 4th prize for painting during the Florence Biennale in Italy. After winning this prestigous Lorenze Il Magnifico Medici Award six paintings have been added to major collections by private collectors in Italy. This year Gerard had two shows at the same time at the Fries Museum. Gerard Boersma is a master draftsman and in the recent years he build up a good reputation in the art world. Heís determined to stay here for the long run and you can expect a lot from him in the future.
 
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