Peter Keizer

  • Look at me, 2009
  • Lentedauw, 2010
  • Untitled 12, 2016
  • Eucalypta nr 2, 2009
  • Vanuit het kraaiennest, 2011
  • A stone in the water, 2010
  • Untitled 6, 2016
  • Spring blossom, 2007
  • Untitled 13, 2016
  • Gooi dan, 2009
  • De terug-rit (the road back), 2005
  • Even naar buiten, 2010
  • My attic view, 2008
  • Try this one, 2009
  • Kop Rembrandt 2
  • Berg bergenhondje
  • Wat een bal, 2010
  • Spring blossom, 2008
  • Sans titre, 2010
  • Iemand moet toch de geraniums water geven
  • Tulpomania, 2001
  • Serenade, 2010
  • Throw it !, 2008
  • Untitled 5, 2016
  • My eye catches this, 2008
  • Hommage aan Yves Klein, 1995
  • Tree of life II.
 
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  • Look at me, 2009
    Look at me, 2009
  • Lentedauw, 2010
    Lentedauw, 2010
    Oil on canvas
    90 x 105 cm
  • Untitled 12, 2016
    Untitled 12, 2016
     Oil on canvas
    70 x 70 cm - 27 x 27 in 
  • Eucalypta nr 2, 2009
    Eucalypta nr 2, 2009
    90 x 90 cm
    Oil on canvas
  • Vanuit het kraaiennest, 2011
    Vanuit het kraaiennest, 2011
    Oil on canvas
  • A stone in the water, 2010
    A stone in the water, 2010
    165 x 145 cm
    Acrylic on canvas
  • Untitled 6, 2016
    Untitled 6, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    120 x 120 cm / 47 x 47 in 
  • Spring blossom, 2007
    Spring blossom, 2007
    200 x 9 cm
  • Untitled 13, 2016
    Untitled 13, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    70 x 70 cm / 27 x 27 in
  • Gooi dan, 2009
    Gooi dan, 2009

    Oil on canvas

  • De terug-rit (the road back), 2005
    De terug-rit (the road back), 2005
  • Even naar buiten, 2010
    Even naar buiten, 2010
    Huile sur toile
    90 x 95 cm
  • My attic view, 2008
    My attic view, 2008
    90 x 120 cm
    Oil on canvas
  • Try this one, 2009
    Try this one, 2009
    Oil on canvas
    145 x 115 cm
  • Kop Rembrandt 2
    Kop Rembrandt 2
  • Berg bergenhondje
    Berg bergenhondje
  • Wat een bal, 2010
    Wat een bal, 2010
  • Spring blossom, 2008
    Spring blossom, 2008
    200 x 9 cm
  • Sans titre, 2010
    Sans titre, 2010
    145 x 165 cm
    Oil on canvas
  • Iemand moet toch de geraniums water geven
    Iemand moet toch de geraniums water geven
  • Tulpomania, 2001
    Tulpomania, 2001

    Oil on canvas

  • Serenade, 2010
    Serenade, 2010
    115 x 155 cm
    Acrylic on canvas
  • Throw it !, 2008
    Throw it !, 2008
    90 x 120 cm
    Huile sur toile
  • Untitled 5, 2016
    Untitled 5, 2016
     Oil on canvas
    120 x 120 cm / 47 x 47 in
  • My eye catches this, 2008
    My eye catches this, 2008
    200 x 9 cm
  • Hommage aan Yves Klein, 1995
    Hommage aan Yves Klein, 1995
    45 x 52 cm
  • Tree of life II.
    Tree of life II.
    65 x 145 cm
    Oil on canvas
For Peter, the objects are central to the paintings rather than the meaning of the subject. Because of their usefulness, the truth about tools and things is usually hidden from sight, but it is revealed in works of art. Heidegger uses the example of Van Gogh's farmer's shoes to illustrate this. An understanding of mankind in
the world lurks behind their usefulness.
In their representation these archaic things are subjected to a painting method that reinforces the impression of the archaic. Simple, reduced forms, coarse materials, large areas of colour, often monochromatic, colour layers woven through each other, thick layers of paint applied with a palette knife. The irony lies in this fascination for the material that denounces the falsely exalted, the artificial, the pretentious and lofty. Keizer shows himself to be not only an archaic but also a contrary painter.
Nevertheless, notwithstanding all the irony and all the humour, the beauty of the paintings continues to captivate the eye. The love for the object is expressed in the composition of the forms and the colour scheme and brings with it a positive 'yes' to the world and the life of things.
SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2017
Los Angeles art show
K+Y solos show Paris

2016
Los Angeles art show
Context New York
Art Central Hong Kong
AAF Hong Kong
Art Hamptons
AAF Singapore


2015
Art Hamptons
Scope Basel & Miami
London, Envie d’Art gallery
Paris, K+Y gallery
Harlingen, De Vis Gallery
Amsterdam, Terra Delft Gallery
The Hague, De Twee PAuwen Gallery
Germany, Gecko Gallery Solingen
Hannema Huis, Centrum voor Harlinger Cultuur en Historie

2014
LA Art show
Heerenveen , Belvédère Museum « Kunstschatten van Oranjewoud »
Germany, De Tween Pauwen Gallery
London, Envie d’Art
Paris, K+Y gallery
The Hague, De Twee PAuwen Gallery
Germany, Gecko Gallery Solingen

2013
Shanghai Art Fair
Shenzhen Art Fair
Art Basel
Art Zaanstad, Hembrug site Zaandam
Realisme 13
London, Envie d’Art
Paris, K+Y gallery
Harlingen, De Vis Gallery
Amsterdam, Terra Delft Gallery
Tunbridge Wells, Redleaf Gallery
The Hague, De Twee PAuwen Gallery

2012
Shanghai Art Fair
Oisterwijk Cultuur
Heeswijk-Dinther, Interart Sculpture Gallery
Jingdezhen, San Bao Ceramic Museum
Realisme 12
London, Envie d’Art
Paris, K+Y gallery
Harlingen, De Vis Gallery
Amsterdam, Terra Delft Gallery
Tunbridge Wells, Redleaf Gallery

2011
Art London
Collect London Fair, Saatchi Gallery London
Art Paris, Nordeinde gallery
Realisme 11
Tunbridge Wells, Redleaf Gallery
London, Envie d’Art
Paris, K+Y gallery

2010
Art Chicago
Art London
Amsterdam Art Fair
Art Chicago
Realisme 10
Tunbridge Wells, Redleaf Gallery
London, Envie d’Art
Paris, Envie d’Art

2009
Art Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Loods 6, 4 galleries on 1 location
Tunbridge Wells, Redleaf Gallery
Realisme 09
London, 12 Star Gallery
Harlingen, Hannemahuis 'Beeld van een tuin'
Brussels, Noordeinde Gallery

2008
Amsterdam Art Fair
Art Amsterdam
Wageningen, Het Depot Sculpture gallery
Tunbridge Wells, Redleaf Gallery
Realisme 08
The Hague, Noordeinde Gallery
Tunbridge Wells, Redleaf Gallery
Wageningen, Het Depot Sculpture Gallery

2007
Amsterdam, Witteveen Gallery
Harlingen, De Vis Gallery
Pentiment 'Gast
Hamburg, Professoren' Fabrik der Künste
Wageningen, Het Depot Sculpture gallery

2006
Am Savignyplatz Gallery Berlin

2005
CBK Alphen aan den Rijn
Traverse, Gemeentehuis Jagtlust Bilthoven
Amsterdam, Brains Unlimited

2004
Antwerpen, H.art Gallery (Catrin Alting Gallery)
KunstRAI Art Fair Amsterdam

2003
Hamburg, Ruth Sachse Gallery
Berlin, Am Savignyplatz Gallery
Amsterdam, Witteveen Gallery

2002
KunstRAI Art Fair Witteveen
SBK Stadsgalerie 'Van toptot teen' Alphen aan den Rijn

2001
Amsterdam, Witteveen Gallery
Art Twentie Art Fair
Hengelo, Witteveen Gallery

2000
Berlin, Am Savignyplatz Gallery
Hamburg, Ruth Sachse Gallery
Amsterdam, Metis Gallery

1999
Bergen, De Garage Gallery
Spain, Laboratorio Lucebert
IJsselstein

1998
Amsterdam, Metis Gallery
The Hague, Ronkes Agerbeek Gallery
Lineart Art Fair
Gent, Jos Art Gallery

1997
Berlin, Am Savignyplatz Gallery
Chassé Gallery Breda
The Hague, Ronkes Agerbeek Gallery

1996
Amsterdam, Metis Gallery

1995
SBK Amsterdam
Art Amsterdam
The Young
Generation Laren

1994
Amsterdam, Metis Gallery
The Hague, Ronkes Agerbeek Gallery

1993
Amsterdam, Metis Gallery

1992
The Hague, Ronkes Agerbeek Gallery
Kampen Council Exhibition Room
Utrecht, Huis voor Beeldende Kunst Gallery

1990
Rotterdam, Phoebus Gallery
Amsterdam, Koninklijke Subsidie Royal Palace

1989
The Hague, Ronkes Agerbeek Gallery

1988
Koopmansbeurs Art Fair
Amsterdam, Auditorium Rijksakademie
Amsterdam, Prentenkabinet Rijksakademie

1987
Artists Choosing Art Amsterdam
The Hague, Nouvelles Images Gallery
Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae 'The Exhibition in Arti'

1986
Utrecht , Oude Gracht 380 Gallery
Amsterdam, Auditorium Rijksakademie
Amsterdam, d'Eendt Gallery

1985
Amersfoort, Het Museum Gallery
Kobe, Japan, Universiade International Student Art Exhibit

EDUCATION

1981-1984
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Department of Painting

1984-1988
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam, Institute for Practical Studies, Department of Painting

1987
Royal College of Art London, Exchange

AWARDS

1988
Buning Brongers Prix de Peinture

1985, 1986, 1987
Henri Ûriot Prix Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten


PUBLICATIONS

"P. Keizer Paintings Sculptures 2004-2008"; dans "Peter Keizer Het Depot du 7.10.2007 au 27.1.2008", [dir.] Wim van der Beek, 2008.
"PK 83-03", [dir.] Helga Geyer-Ryan, 2003.
"Peter Keizer Paintings 1994-1996", [dir.] Egbert Dommering, 1996.
"Peter Keizer Paintings 1990-1992", [dir.] W.H.P. van der Jagt, 1992.
"R.A. 309, 101, VANA, 303", [dir.] Jaap Guldemond, 1988.