Multidisciplinary Artist,
Maker, Educator.
Montréal CA - Rotterdam NL


--Three Dimensional--

Oculus
Illuminated Fields
Untitled Series of Creation

--Two Dimensional--

Elevated Reliefs
Danse des Étourneaux (upcoming)

--Free work/Shop--

Prints
Paintings

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In his life Wouter van Kelle is seeking out a balance. Balancing different aspects of his life, where desire and reality are seldom unilateral. He feeds this search by drawing inspiration from the places he visits, mainly the vastness and power that nature represents to him. The sum of these two has shaped a fascination for the way different materials, shapes and colours react to one another. Through which he creates a delicate balance between pulling and pushing, between overwhelming and intriguing.


Over the years his work has developed as a result of extensive research done into the different qualities of the materials he uses. Fascinated by how certain paints react to different surfaces and by how to work them to do what he wants them to do. Often pushing the boundaries of what the materials can do and consciously seeking surprising results. In addition to this research Wouter develops a process of actions. He repeats movements by trial and error until the desired results are achieved, while thoroughly keeping track of what he does. Throughout the process Wouter always seeks to find a balance in colour, shape and composition.

Wouter van Kelle (1992) graduated in 2016 from the Willem de Kooningacademy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands majoring in Fine Arts & Design in Education. Having done his exchange (2015) in Fine Art at the UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia, Wouter went on to build his career as a visual artist focussing on creating paintings and spatial objects, and as of recent also drawings



Exhibitions


2021

Notes de Montréal
L’Orbite, Motreal, CA

2020

Exhibit Oculus (semi-permanent)
De Kroon, Rotterdam, NL

2019

HE:LEEN

De Helling, Utrecht, NL

Dus Wat Gaan Wij Doen
Blue City, Rotterdam, NL

2018

Elevated Reliefs 
Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa, CA

FORM X RAAF: The Discovery
RAAF, Rotterdam, NL

Show Box #1
Foundation Mesh, Rotterdam, NL

2017

KARMIJN 1
Coolsingel, Rotterdam, NL

Kunstroute Kralingen-Crooswijk
Kralingen, Rotterdam, NL

RoRo Museum
Cafe de Bel, Rotterdam NL

2016

Winterwolven V Shelters, Roodkapje Arminiuskerk, Rotterdam, NL

Graduation Event WDKA,
Willem de Kooningacademy, Rotterdam, NL


Residencies, Talks and Articles

Residencies:

Ottawa School of Art (2018)
Ottawa, CA

Talks:

Ottawa Art Gallery (2018)
Ottawa, CA


Conversas Rotterdam (2018) 
Rotterdam, NL




Education

Fine Arts and Design in Education
Willem de Kooningacademy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Fine Arts
University of New South Wales, Art & Design, Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of History
Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands