Ton Bouchier (NL)

Ton Bouchier’s work revolves around humans; ordinary people that find themselves in irrelevant everyday situations. The artist does not shy away from the triviality of daily human life, instead he showcases it. The motifs and the background remain very simple, often only filled with planes of bright colours, and the perspective is skewed and almost flat. The depth in the paintings stems from the the portrayed figures and their expression. Ton Bouchier does not paint idealised, graceful or heroic characters. Quite the opposite, the portrayed figures are usually stocky, asymmetrical and strangely angular males, yet instead of brutish they come of as somewhat uncertain and awkward, as if they themselves are unsure about the world they find themselves in.

“The work of Ton Bouchier is not about somebody else, but in the first place about himself and his relationship with the world. And because his world does not differ fundamentally from our world, we effortlessly recognize the situations he paints us. The concealed grief, the small distresses, security, disappointment, silence, waiting, standing, sitting, sleeping, thinking. They are not world-shaking events, but they are things which decide and give colour to our daily, lower-middle class life.”

Rudy Hodel, excerpt from the book ‘Ton Bouchier”

EDUCATION

1977
Academy of Arts, Vredeman de Vries, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

SELECTED EXHIBTIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
KunstRai, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie de Roos van Tudor, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
November Kunstmaand Ameland, Ameland, Netherlands
Gallery Delfi Form, Zwolle, Netherlands
Gallery van Strien, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gallery T, Middelburg, Netherlands
Gallery Jonkergouw, Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands

2012
Museum Hannemahuis, Harlingen, Netherlands

2011
Museum Willem Van Haren, Heerenveen, Netherland
Gallery Smelik&Stokking, Den Haag, Netherlands
Gallery De Roos van Tudor, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2010
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gallery van Strien, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009
November Kunstmaan Ameland, Ameland, Netherlands
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gallery T, Middelburg, Netherlands
Gallery Jonkergouw, Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands

2008
Beelden in Gees, Gees, Netherlands
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gallery De Roos van Tudor, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2007
Gallery Smelik&Stokking, Den Haag, Netherlands
Gallery Jonkergouw, Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands

2006
Gallery Smelik&Stokking, Den Haag, Netherlands
Gallery Jonkergouw, Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands
Gallery De Roos van Tudor, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2005
Gallery Delfi Form, Zwolle, Netherlands
Gallery Smelik&Stokking, Den Haag, Netherlands
Gallery Jonkergouw, Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands

2004
Museum van der Togt, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Art Twente, Hengelo, Netherlands
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Gallery van Strien, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gallery T, Middelburg, Netherlands

2003
Netherlands Art Fair, Den Haag, Netherlands
Gallery Delfi Form, Zwolle, Netherlands
Gallery van Strien, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gallery Jonkergouw, Wijk Bij Duurstede, Netherlands
Gallery De Roos van Tudor, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2001
Gallery Art Works, Amsterdam, Netherlands
KunstRai, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gallery De Roos van Tudor, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2000
Gallery Delfi Form, Zwolle, Netherlands
KunstRai, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1999
KunstRai, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1998
Contrast Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
KunstRai, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1988
Museum Coopmanshûs, Franeker, Netherlands

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ton Bouchier by Rudy Hodel (2003)

Born 1950

‘Two Figures I’, olie på lærred, 30 x 24, 2017, d.kr. 3.500,-

‘Two Figures II’, olie på lærred, 24 x 40, 2017, d.kr. 5.200,-

‘Figuur I’ (Figure I), olie på lærred, 60 x 40, d.kr. 8.800,-

‘Venster II’ (Window II), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

’Wandelaar’ (Walker), olie på lærred, 65 x 80, d.kr. 12.800,-

’Venster I’ (’Window I’), olie på lærred, 60 x 60, d.kr. 10.800,-

’Supporters’, olie på lærred, 60 x 30, d.kr. 7.800,-

’Slapen aan tafel II’ (Sleeping at the table II), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

’Over de heg’ (’Over the hedge’), olie på lærred, 30 x 60, d.kr. 7.800,-

’In de haven’ (’In the harbour’), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

’Daar’ (’There’), olie på lærred, 65 x 100, d.kr. 14.800,-

’De krant’ (’The newspaper’), olie på lærred, 60 x 60, d.kr. 10.800,-

’Ballonnenman’ (’Man with balloons’), olie på lærred, 100 x 130, d.kr. 23.000,-

‘Twee furen V’ (Two figures V), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘Roep’ (Call), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

’Op de loopplank’ (On the gangway), olie på lærred, 100 x 65, d.kr. 14.800,-

‘Op Strand (At the Beach), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘Mondharmonica (Mouth-Organ), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘Man in tobbe’ (Man in Tub), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘In zee’ (In the sea), olie på lærred, 100 x 120, d.kr. 21.000,-

‘In het Water’ (In the Water), olie på lærred, 130 x 90, d.kr. 21.000,-

‘Er uit’ (Out), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘At the beach’, olie på lærred, 40 x 40, SOLGT

‘Wielrenner II’ (Racing cyclist II), olie på lærred, 40 x 50, SOLGT

‘Onderweg I’ (On the route I), olie på lærred, 40 x 40, SOLGT

’Twee mannen aan taffel’ (Two men), olie på lærred, 40 x 60, SOLGT

‘Two Figures VII’, olie på lærred, 30 x 60, SOLGT

’Two figures VII’, olie på lærred, 60 x 30, SOLGT