Thomas Kuijpers’ work explores the role of contemporary media narratives within our perception of the actual world. He tries to rethink the way representations of current happenings are communicated to us. The observable friction between this conveyed version of reality and the place it occupies in daily life is the most important starting point. In ‘Opt for change’ Kuijpers explores the various ways ‘change’ is promoted in his personal environment, where traces of activism, commercialisation, and politics at times seem to be strangely intertwined.
Thomas Kuijpers, Screens, 2019
Background Thomas Kuijpers (1985) is an artist who is currently based in both Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands, and Ghent, Belgium. In 2011 he graduated from AKV|St. Joost. His work has been shown during the Lishui Photography Festival, Zhejiang, China and at Casa Laurinda, Rio de Janeiro. His work has also been exhibited in museums such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Photography Museum FOAM, Amsterdam, both of which have his works in their collections. In 2018 Kuijpers won the 2nd prize at the Somfy Photography Award and was granted the Unseen Grolsch Residency.
Works currently on show
Bright Sign (2020)
Twitter Image (2020)
Tubed Trees (2020)
God Curses (20202016)
Collection of protest signs (replica's)
Collection of charity records
Flowers + replica of a note seen at ground zero