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Kees Barten

Born: 1953

Hometown: Berg en Terblijt

Based in: Maastricht (NL)

I finished my masterdegree on Art an Art history in 1979. Ever since I haven been working as a painter with exhibitions in several European countries.


Kees Barten In The Studio

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Question IconWhat inspires you?

In my paintings I elicit unexpected potentials from my material to create a spiritual space in wich the viewer can explore his*her relationship with the given world. The structure of the work must be legible for the viewer to be able to appropriate the work and thus become the creative subject of the work.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Transparancy Silence Openness

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

The biggest influence on my work were American painters of the fiftys and sixties e.g. Johns, Rauschenberg, Tuttle etc. I learned to know them through the Ludwig collection in Cologne

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

For inspiration I go to the countryside . Here I discover a universal quality of space.

Collections Featuring Kees Barten

5 Collections

Abstract Paintings

Abstract Paintings

69 Artists, 82 Products

Last updated: March 27, 2023

White Artworks

White Artworks

28 Artists, 36 Products

Last updated: July 15, 2022

Yellow Art Collection

Yellow Art Collection

34 Artists, 39 Products

Last updated: June 27, 2022

Articles Featuring Kees Barten

1 Article