martijn duifhuizen

(gouda, nl, 1976)


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work


‘i would not like to write anything, nothing to add.

i want to let the pictures speak and silence themselves.

simplicity is power and accuracy is tension.'


white…

black…

repeat…

horizontal…

vertical…


for martijn duifhuizen, the tension is in the surface, the subtle.

but there is also a hidden world behind the surface.

he always searches for the strongest possible expression of what he wants to say.

one time he insists the action, the other time the shape or the surface.

there are several ways of expressing.


‘if there is a line on a canvas, it is that what i want to say.

however ... how the line is put down, how big the line is, on what background, with what colours or contrasts, are questions that concern me’.


in addition to the traditional canvas, he uses wood and steel as substrates, and he uses contemporary techniques as well.

he uses a limited palette and just colour when it adds something.

or, as kandinsky said, ‘the external exaltation changes into inner enrichment’.

themes that play a role in the background are silence, infinity, death and mysticism.


the brush direction plays an important role.

sometimes a canvas is painted in only one colour, but has been made use of different directions.

only in daylight this is visible.

often returning elements are line, contour, composition, balance.

he is reluctant in colour use, works alternately on large or even small formats.

it is about the image but also the detail is important.



martijn duifhuizen


born in 1976 in gouda, the netherlands (nl)

lives and works in berkenwoude (nl)

since 2004 working as an autonomous visual artist



education


2004 bachelor of fine art, willem the kooning academy, rotterdam (nl)



exhibitions


solo and group exhibitions in the netherlands include:

ammerstol, amsterdam, berkenwoude, bergambacht, breda, the hague, dordrecht, gorinchem, gouda, haastrecht, krimpen aan de lek, ouderkerk aan den ijsel, rotterdam, schoonhoven, utrecht, zwolle


in 2016, work (‘the last supper’) in the exhibition ‘leven met aandacht’ ('living with attention') in stedelijk museum zwolle.

in 2015 he was selected for the third edition of the gorinchem symposium and realized a ‘silence / space’ at the langendijk.

in 2014 several works in the zomerexpo (summer exhibition) of gemeente museum the hague.

in 2012, he organized together with composer kees wisse a unique silent concert in the saint john church in gouda, where image and music made a special combination.

in 2007 'creation' presentation in de kunsthal, rotterdam


gallery 9 presents his work since 2011:

2018 summer exhibition in the gallery

2018 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2018 winter exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on art the hague in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

2017 summer exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2017 late spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 early spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 winter exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation rotterdam contemporary art in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)

2016 season’s holidays  exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on art the hague in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

2016 summer exhibition in the gallery

2016 exhibition together with martine van leeuwen in the gallery

2016 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2016 spring exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2015 summer exhibition in the gallery

2015 after-art-fairs exhibition in the gallery

2015 spring exhibition in the gallery

2015 presentation on art breda on chasséeveld, breda (nl)

2015 spring exhibition in the gallery

2015 presentation on rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2014 presentation in museum hooghstate, haastrecht (nl)

2014 summer exhibition in the gallery

2014 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 at kunstrai, amsterdam (nl)

2014 presentation on art breda on chasséeveld, breda (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 on art breda, breda (nl)

2014 presentation on raw art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 at raw art fair, rotterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee exhibition 25 years gallery 9 in the gallery

2013 summer exhibition in the gallery

2013 kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2013 presentation on art 2013 in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)

2013 presentation on raw art fair in warehouse santos, rotterdam (nl)

2013 reopening exhibition in the gallery at the new address of the gallery at the

          keizersgracht 548 in amsterdam (nl)

2012 presentation in de tuyter, krimpen aan de lek (nl)

2012 summer exhibition in the gallery

2012 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2012 exhibition ‘vensters ...’ together with eef de graaf and coen vernooij in the gallery

2012 presentation on artantique in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)

2011 summer exhibition in the gallery

2011 presentation on artspot in loods 6, amsterdam (nl)

2011 presentation on artantique in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)



art fairs


millionaire fair in 2011 in rai, amsterdam (nl)


gallery 9 presents the work of martijn duifhuizen since 2011 on various art fairs such as:

art 2013 in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)

art breda in 2015 and 2014 on chasséeveld, breda (nl)

art the hague in 2016 in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

artantique in 2012 and 2011 in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)

artspot in 2011 in loods 6, amsterdam (nl)

kunstrai in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2012 in amsterdam (nl)

raw art fair in 2014 in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

raw art fair in 2013 in warehouse santos, rotterdam (nl)

rotterdam contemporary art fair in 2016 and 2015 in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

rotterdam contemporary art fair in 2017 in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)



collections


his work is included in several private collections.



memberships


illuzien, artist collective in the municipality of bergambacht (nl)

krimpenerkunstwaard, collective of artists from the krimpenerwaard (nl)