Overview

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 - are all symbolic of Peter Keizer's work.

At once both magnificent and absurd, Peter Keizer's work is about a world where only positive feelings arise - full of flowers, trees, mountainous landscapes and dogs. His themes are closely connected to childhood memories; as if time had turned his memories into idealized, colorful works of art. The thick oil paint is mostly used directly out of the tube, and gives a sculptural aspect to the paintings, thus enhancing the presence of the colours.

 

The emotional role of his experiences and life are very important in Peter Keizer's work. The object is the main element of his work, more than the composition: he represents it in the most basic, even archaic, way to us. "Lie on the grass and look up to the trees, if you have a young mind, you'll see what I painted".

Works
Exhibitions
Publications
Biography

Peter Keizer is a Dutch painter and sculptor, born in 1961. He studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and began working as a professional artist following his graduation from the Royal College of Art in London. Since then, he has exhibited in over 40 Solo shows in Amsterdam and throughout Northern Europe, and in over 50 group exhibitions around the world. Keizer's talent has been acknowledged, having been awarded three Dutch Art prizes and having received over fifteen commissions from a variety of prestigious Dutch institutions.

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2017
Los Angeles art show
K+Y solo 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.