Herman Kuypers

Fifty-five years ago I was born as the eldest son on a farm in Velden in North Limburg (the Netherlands). As long as I can remember I have been drawing, always with the materials that were available. Some colored pencils and markers, which always ran out too quickly. Especially since my two brothers and my sister also used them. Paper could not be taken for granted either. Scraps here and there and backs of envelopes. Sometimes an uncle who worked at printercompany Océ brought a pile of tinted A4 sheets. Fortunately, in keeping with the Limburg tradition, the baker came to bring the pie for Sunday every Saturday. Mom would then immediately remove the usually still virgin white cardboard plate from under the pie, so that I could draw on it on occasion.
Due to unfamiliarity with the material it took three years before Sinterklaas honored my request for a paint box: one of the Hema.
Fortunately, there was also (a lot) of physical and especially mental space at the same time. It was therefore no problem that I eventually wanted to go to art academy and I got full cooperation from mom and dad. As they have always respected our choices.
It became the Academy for Visual Education in Tilburg. In addition to the arts, I also got to know Sofia with whom I now live in Tilburg with our children Puck and Kobus.

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Education

  • 1984
  • Atheneum B
  • 1990
  • Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming Tilburg; 1e degree drawing
  • (spec.: drawing and painting).
  • 1995
  • Business Knowledge & Skills for the visual arts; MBO-college Den Bosch

Expositions & collections

Duo- and solo-exhibitions

2007

Achter de Zuilen, Bloemendaal

Muzelinck cvk, Oss

Das Altstadthaus, Bad Bentheim

2008 

Galerie De Heeren van Voorburg, Deventer

2012

Kunstkring Het Gelders Eiland Aerdt

Museum Kasteel Wijchen

 

2014

Opening atelier Tilburg

2015

Galerie La bonne Heure, Oosterhout

 

2016 

Hilvaria Studio’s, Hilvarenbeek

Kunstuitleen Alkmaar

 

2017

Prinsenhof Delft i.s.m. TU Delft

Goltziusgalerie, Venlo

 

2018

De Kijkdoos, Bennekom

Jacobskapel, Venlo

2019

Catharinakapel, Harderwijk

De Kunstpraktijk, Veldhoven

De Maaskamer, Rotterdam

Lochal, Tilburg

Works in collections

 

PPCL BV Montfort

Helin Projectinrichting BV Arnhem

David Ganucheau, Houston (V.S)

 

Artlease Alkmaar

Kunstloc Brabant

 

Koninklijke Martens BV Oosterhout

Arthotheek 18 Roosendaal

 

 

Artlease Breda

Artlease Etten-Leur

Artlease Helmond

 

 

Artlease Den Bosch

Artlease Utrecht

Artlease Eindhoven

 

Artlease Tilburg

Gemeente Krimpen a/d IJssel

 

 

Several companies

private persons

Group-exhibitions

2007

Kunstschouw Westerschouwen

“Format 40” Kunstverein Emmerich [D]

KIM Arnhem

2011

Open Stal kunst en kijkroute, Oldeberkoop

2013

Kunstroute Middenbeemster

Salon de l’Aquarelle Namen (B)

Kunstmoment Diepenheim

2015

TIAS Tilburg University, Tilburg

Art The Hague (Van Spijk art books)

Salon de l’Aquarelle Brussel (B)

ArtArnhem

2016

Goereese Kunstdagen, Goedereede

Art The Hague (Van Spijk art books)

Art Arnhem

2017

KunstRai (Van Spijk art books)

Goereese kunstdagen, Goedereede

Art The Hague (Van Spijk art books)

PAN Amsterdam (Wonderwood)

2018

Art The Hague’18

2019

Huntenkunst’19 Ulft (sinds 1995)

Art The Hague (Van Spijk Art books)

2020

Huntenkunst (naar 2021 wegens covid)

“Recognition and alienation meet in Herman Kuypers' work. Fascinated by the laws of perspective, he intervenes in the apparently unambiguous meaning of his direct living environment. Are the chairs and tables from his own or another world?”

Jos Wilbrink

in catalogue ‘Kunstenaars exposeren in Zwembad Oost’, nov. 1995

Interested?

06 1623 6535

info@hermankuypers.nl