Painter/events

Sierk was born in Vlaardingen (the Netherlands) in 1982 and he now lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2007, he earned his B.F.A. from Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Throughout the years, his paintings have been displayed in galleries, museums, and art fairs. He creates mostly paintings, but also drawings, engravings, etchings, and collages.
The main focus of the themes is our generation’s self-obsessed behavior and the consequences it entails. In recent years, there has been a greater interest and emphasis to science, which includes investigating laws that are not well-understood. Although, beauty and death are always present in the paintings.
It is possible to observe various styles, including realism, baroque, classicism, surrealism, pop art, and magic realism. The old masters have been a source of inspiration for composition and technique. However, the subjects are a reflection of the present time.

Exhibitions

Nieuwe leden tentoonstelling – Arti et Amicitiae – Amsterdam  – 13/04/2024 –12/05/2024
6th International figure painting competition – Salmagundi Club – New York  – 08/01/2024 –19/01/2024
Salon 2023 – Arti et Amicitiae – Amsterdam  – 02/12/2023 –23/12/2023
Kunst10daagse – Min Hallen – Bergen  – 20/10/2023 –29/10/2023
Kunst10daagse Bergen – Galerie Klein Zwitserland – Schoorl  – 21/10/2022 – 30/10/2022
Het weekend van het portret – Loods 6– Amsterdam – 21/10/2022 – 23/10/2022
Overzichtsexpositie – Galerie Klein Zwitserland – Schoorl – 01/08/2022 – 31/10/2022
Dance in Colors – Tha Banque – Bergen – 22/10/2021 – 31/10/2021
The Portrait Show IX – Modern Eden – San Francisco – 12/06/2021– 3/07/2021
Taskscaping Alterism 5th Intervention – Neck of the woods – Rotterdam, 13/12/2019 –22/12/2019
Affordable Artfair – De Hofgalerie – Amsterdam, 31/10/2019 –03/11/2019
Kunst10daagse Bergen – Neck of the woods – Bergen, 18/10/2019 –27/10/2019
Taskscaping Alterism – Neck of the woods – Rotterdam, 29/08/2019 –15/09/2019
Kunst & Antiek Weekend – De Hofgalerie – Naarden, 23/01/2019 – 27/01/2019
First Art Fair 2019 De Hofgalerie – Amsterdam, 16/01/2019 – 20/01/2019
BeWarehouse of Art Kunst10daagse – Bergen, 19/10/2018 – 28/10/2018
Monochromania Eldorado 3000 – Rotterdam, 10/03/2018 – 30/03/2018
Kunst10daagse Bergen De Hofgalerie – Bergen, 20/10/2017 – 29/10/2017
Overzichtsexpositie De Hofgalerie – Den Haag, 01/09/2017 – 03/10/2017
Groepsexpositie De Hofgalerie – Den Haag, 01/06/2017 – 01/09/2017
Realisme III Galerie Pictura – Aijen, 17/05/2017 – 17/06/2017
Westlandse Kunst en Atelierroute 2017 La Fabrique – ‘s-Gravenzande, 13/05/2017 – 14/05/2017
Schilderij van het jaar 2016 Coda Museum – Apeldoorn, 15/01/2017 – 26/02/2017
AK-47 252 cc – Ekeren, 10/11/2016 – 24/11/2016
Het Naakt Museum de Fundatie – Zwolle, 31/05/2016 – 19/06/2016
Bosch open expo Willem II fabriek – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 19/03/2016 – 24/04/2016
Schilderij van het jaar 2015 Coda Museum – Apeldoorn, 12/03/2016 – 24/04/2016
AK-47 Lorentz Casimir Lyceum – Eindhoven, 02/12/2015 – 03/12/2015
AK-47 De NWE Vorst – Tilburg, 15/10/2015 – 31/10/2015
Zomerexpo: Woest Gemeentemuseum Den Haag – Den Haag, 11/07/2015 – 20/09/2015
AK-47 Artspace Flipside – Eindhoven, 29/05/2015 – 12/07/2015
Westlandse Kunst en Atelierroute 2015Voormalig bankgebouw Gasthuislaan – ‘s-Gravenzande, 16/05/2015 – 17/05/2015
Schilderij van het jaar 2014 Coda Museum – Apeldoorn, 24/01/2015 – 17/05/2015
Eldorado 3000 Scheepmakershaven 32 – Rotterdam 30/08/2014 – 28/09/2014
Blast from the past Galerie Bart – Amsterdam, 13/07/2013 – 24/08/2013
Westlandse Kunst en Atelierroute 2013 Studio Sierk van Meeuwen – ‘s-Gravenzande, 26/05/2013 – 27/05/2013
Realisme 2012 represented by Galerie Bart – Amsterdam 19/01/2012 – 22/01/2012
Realisme 2011 represented by Galerie Bart – Amsterdam 13/01/2011 – 16/01/2011
Kijkje in de keuken Bart Kunst in Huis – Nijmegen, 01/05/2010 – 12/06/2010
Realisme 2010 represented by Galerie Bart  Amsterdam 14/01/2010 – 17/01/2010
Zomerexpositie Galerie Bart – Amsterdam, 24/06/2009 – 01/08/2009
Nieuwe Klassiekers Bart Kunst in Huis – Nijmegen, 28/01/2009 – 28/03/2009
Nieuwe Oogst 2007 Bart Kunst in Huis – Nijmegen, 29/09/2007 – 19/11/2007
Eindexamenexpositie Willem De Kooning Academie – Rotterdam, 07/2007
Internationaal Grafiek Evenement: Who Am I Galerie Atelier Herenplaats – Rotterdam, 20/01/2006 -19/03/2006

Publications

The sixth international figure painting competition – NTD Television
The art Sherlock Holmes Global Edition 1 – MX Publishing
Realisme III – hedendaags-realisme.nl
B.O.E. Catalogus 2016 (Bosch open expo) – Stichting Jheronimus Bosch 500
Catalogus Schilderij van het jaar 2015 – Nationaal Kunstplatform
Realisme 2015/2016 –hedendaags-realisme.nl
Zomerexpo 2015: Woest –ArtWorlds
11th ARC Salon Catalogue –The Foundation for the Art Renewal Center
Cohen’s Choice A Selection of Dutch contemporary art – Stichting Kunstweek
Catalogus Schilderij van het jaar 2014 – Nationaal Kunstplatform
De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2014 – Trichis Publishing