About the artist Bas Nijenhuis
The works by Bas Nijenhuis are determined by two aspects: a great fascination for painting technique itself and at the same time the content. The latter is mostly about the qualities of light.
Without light there is no life on earth. This light is also what gives life to a painting. Capturing this light is a denominator in his work.
Life and ‘animation’ are searched for in the subject: images with a psychological side, intimate and subdued. Oftentimes humans, children or objects are depicted as a vessel for this search.
These are all portraits as it were: portraits of an inner world. Both of the subject as of the painter. A meditation on life and all aspects.
The technical side is a great motivator too. To find out what paint can do. Simple matter, but endless possibilities. Thick, thin, opaque, transparent, color and structures. In his works the enjoyment in experimenting with these is noticeable.
That streaks of paint and color -in essence very abstract- can form a reality and marvel on their own is for him the true magic of painting!
2018 Expo: Zofier 'Meer Mata Hari' met 4 schilderijen 'Strong Women'.
2018 Expo: Pulchri Den Haag
2018 Schilderdocent Noorderateliers: 'De fundamentele principes van de schilderkunst'
2018 Expo: K&C Assen
2017 Expo: Beelden in Gees
2017 Gastdocent Noorderateliers
2017 Expo: Lawei in Drachten
2017 Allumniportret Klassieke Academie
2017 Expo: Galerie Paterswolde 'Pracht en praal'
2017 Eindexamenexpositie: Pictura Groningen
2017 Korte film OogTV over afstudeerexpositie
2017 Artikel in Groninger Gezinsbode over het schilderen
2017 Paleis Soestdijk, presentatie: 'ontmoet de meester'
2017 Genomineerd en expo Paleis Soestdijk met genderportret voor 'de Nederlandse Portretprijs'.
2016 Expo: Greetsieler Woche (Duitsland)
2015 Expo: 'Buitengewoon Veendam' i.s.m. de Klassieke Academie
2013 Expositie UCMG
2012 Expositie Lentis Groningen