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Gertjan Scholte-Albers

Born in Valthermond, 1971 - The Netherlands  During his studies decided Gertjan to leave the concept of painting in a studio and embraced the rich experience of painting ‘en plein air’. For fifteen years he has been painting outdoors, riding his bicycle, to use the elements in feeding his experience of the landscape.

“I experience the changing atmosphere, the direct light and the vast spaces. They give me a feeling of joy.” Scholte-Albers paints in the woods or on the high grounds of Groningen where he lives. He is capable to convert the joy he feels when working outside into his own colour harmonies. He calls this: “an urge to satisfy the joy of my eye.” Remarkable is that his landscapes are not realistic. He paints with colours, which hardly occur in nature. He converts the contrasts of light and dark that he sees in the landscapes into his own bright colours. Scholte-Albers tries to combine intuitive choices of colour with the experiments of his own designed colour circles. The constant need for these investigations and experiments play a major role in his work.

AWARDS / HONOURS
Gerrit van Houten Prize
Nominated MS Research Prize
Buning Brongers Prize

Basisstipendium Fonds voor beeldende kunsten vormgeving en bouwkunst

EXTRA
Vpro Radio interview by Gijsbert van der wal “de Avonden”
Buning Brongers prize catalog

"Kunstenaar zonder atelier” Twentse courant Tubantia; Herman Haverkate
Niederländische Landschaften: Sieben Künstler sehen den Norden, Kunst- und Kulturkreis Rastede
Landscapes of Holland, Oblast Art Museum Kemerovo
Er is Weinig aan de Lente Veranderd, dichtbundel Jane Leusink
Het landschap herzien (Rob Perrée en Tieneke Verheijen)Uitgeverij Loos / Galerie 14-16 Posthuys Texel,
Embassy of Malaysia “Brushwork Odyssey in Malaysia: A Dutch Retelling” The Hague
Sint-Pieters geTEKENd "Mijn wereld - My world
De oude kerk Geschilderd, Katwijks Museum, Katwijk
'De Renaissance in het Noorden', Published Art Revisited

 

 

 

Education

AKI Academy of Visual Arts and Design, Enschede
Applied Design “Deva” Almelo
School of Graphic Arts, Groningen

 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2015  Dutch Wilderness - Morren Galleries, Amsterdam
2015  Landscapes – Gallery de Vis, Harlingen
2014  Gallery Walravens - Leuven, Belgium
2014  Gertian Scholte-Albers – Gallery Witt, Dordrecht
2013  Dutch Woods – Morren Galleries, Amsterdam
2012  Gertian Scholte-Albers – Ann’s Art, Groningen
2011  Changing atmospheres – Gallery de Vis, Harlingen
2010  Landscapes – Morren Galleries, Amsterdam
2010  To revocate the landscape– Pulchri Studio, The Hague
2009  To revocate the landscape (With book presentation), Gallery Posthuys, Texel
2008  The joy of the eye – Morren galleries, Utrecht
2007  Gertjan Scholte-Albers – Pulchri Studio, The Hague
2006  Groninger Landscapes - Gallery de Groninger Kroon, Finsterwolde
2005  Gertian Scholte-Albers - Gallery Albion Putti, Groningen
2003  Contemporary Landscapes – OCBK, Zwolle

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015  Sounds of Silence – Coda museum Apeldoorn
2014  Landscapes – CBK Groningen, Groningen
2013  The Evolution of Arts II – Pulchri Studio, The Hague
2012  The Artery Show – Tem Tem artspace, Enschede
2011  New Assets – SBK Amsterdam KNNSM, Amsterdam
2010  In the open air – Stadsmuseum Woerden, Woerden
2010  Naturelly Different – Kunstcentrum Zaanstad, Zaandam
2009  Painter Odyssey at Malaysia - Pulchri studio, The Hague
2008  Harrie Gerritz, Gerrit Benner, Gertjan Scholte-Albers, a.o. – Gallery de Vis presentation on Art Amsterdam
2007  NOK Art from Northern Netherlands - Rijtuig museum Leek
2006  Contemporary christmas cribs and more, Gorcums museum, Gorichem

2005      New Light – Boterhal, Hoorn

2004      Addendum – Gallery Albion Putti, Groningen

2003      Mirjam de Rijcke and Gertjan Scholte-Albers: Entering the Forest – AYACS, Amsterdam

Collections

UMCG Groningen
ROC Ede
SBK Amsterdam
CSM Groningen
Friesland Bank
ING
Rabobank Roden/Leek
Art to lend; Voorburg, Alkmaar, Gouda, Leeuwarden, Zaanstad, Enschede, Groningen, Hengelo, Hardenberg
Katwijks Museum

UTRECHT

  • Morren Galleries in gesprek met Gertjan Scholte Albers