Bas van den Hout
The Dutch, Brussels-based artist Bas van den Hout (°1986, Drunen) investigates personal memories and stories that can be understood through the collective unconscious. He’s interested in the objects that surround us and how these - once removed from their original context and function – can generate a metaphorical or archetypal meaning. By developing a relationship with an object, exploring its appeal and the interaction between meanings and personal thoughts, van den Hout wants to reach the point where language becomes redundant. His work expresses a feeling - or a thought - that can no longer be traced back to its origin and that finds itself on the border between recognition and alienation. Van den Hout studied Autonome Beeldende Kunst at AKV St. Joost-Avans Hogeschool, ’s-Hertogenbosch (2013-2017) and Fine Arts, MFA at LUCA / School of Arts, Brussels (2017-2018). Amongst his recent solo exhibitions: Vitrine, Library Sint-Lukas (2021) and Starting from the heart at The Orchid and The Wasp, Amsterdam. Recent participations in group exhibitions in 2022 include Arts festival, KONVOOI, Bruges (BE); Salon Sale, Level Five, Brussels and STeC NeXT, Melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL); Prospects, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2021); PILAR ASAP The Echo Edition, Pilar, Brussels (2021); this place / displaced, DMW Gallery, Antwerp (2020); Artcontest 2019, Vanderborghtgebouw, Brussels (BE); 4X4 (Alumni Project), Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels (2019); Ronse Drawing Prize, CC De Ververij, Ronse (2018).
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