frans vendel

(haarlem, nl, 1955)


werk/works 2013 / 2012 / 201120102009 / 2008



Frans Vendel uses a minimalist design and a reductive aesthetic.

This seeks to emphasize the importance of space, rhythm, structure and proportion.

He sees his work as a concrete and essential approach of his own emotional and intellectual experiences .....

The work reflects his interest in architecture, music, science, art and beyond the various manifestations of our everyday visual culture.

The work of Frans Vendel is of essence. The shape is the content. It revolves around the highly demarcated boundary lines, which form the edges of the canvas or pushing against each other. He used, or a single form, or a repetition of shapes so that a structure is formed.

The carrier ( stretchers and canvas ) he regards as an essential part of the composition as it determines the contours of the work.

Frans Vendel

Born in 1955 in Haarlem (NL)

Lives and works in Haarlem (NL)


1980-1989 Art History and Archaeology at the Free University of Amsterdam (NL)

1988-1993 Painting at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (NL)


Solo exhibitions in Netherlands include De Vishal Haarlem, De Kleine Zaal, Zuiderpoort and Art Unit and in Leiden in Galerie Le Petit Port .

Group exhibitions in the Netherlands, including at various locations in Haarlem, Amsterdam, Bergen, IJmuiden, Twisk and Gorinchem.

gallery 9 presented work of Frans Vendel in the Summer Exhibition, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the gallery, at the Affordable Art Fair 2010 in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam (NL), Artantique 2011 in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht (NL), Artspot Amsterdam 2011 in Loods 6 Amsterdam (NL), RAW Art Fair 2013 in Santos Warehouse in Rotterdam (NL) and KunstRAI 2013 at the RAI in Amsterdam (NL).

In 2011 his work was presented in the gallery in a duo exhibition with work by Don Satijn .


2001 Basic Stipend Fund for the Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.