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Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff

Hometown: Sankt Augustin

Based in: Sankt Augustin

I am a Dutch artist creating contemporary art. For 30 years, I have been exploring various creative areas. In the mid eighties, I started painting, taking lessons from the well-known Dutch artist Jan de Kok. He introduced me to painting with tempera to create numerous vibrant and multilayered paintings. Simultaneously, I worked as a digital illustrator, designing infographics for educational software.

In the first half of the nineties, I studied art history and aided in the creation of corporate identities that included everything from paper material to art objects and clothing, and occasionally did some photography for commercial projects. Furthermore, my work was showcased in several exhibitions in the Netherlands.

Over the years, I have altered and refined my style. Constructivist and Bauhaus artists have greatly impressed me. This was certainly promoted by to the several years I spent at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where I worked at the Faculty of Architecture and was daily infused with a healthy dose of art and architecture.

Nowadays, my art pieces are inspired by Nordic and Japanese design by fusing and contrasting different design elements and art materials. I blend sumi-e ink, acrylic paint, acrylic paint markers and fine liners to create a synthesis between painting and drawing styles. I contrast the fluidity and vibrancy of painting with the clarity and almost technical nature of drawing and graphics design. This hybrid is not only evident in the contrast between styles, but also the compositions of the various pictorial elements, from organic shapes to basic geometric and architectural elements.

I am grateful that meanwhile, my artwork can be found in Europe, USA and Canada in private collections and corporate buildings.


26 works for sale

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Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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de/construction_223 by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 825

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de/construction_222 by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 825

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de/construction_221 by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 850

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Space Between by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 1,825

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Broken Space by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 990

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Trumpets by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 1,325

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Jazz_211 by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 900

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Rotterdam_212 by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 535

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Rotterdam_211 by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 535

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Sphericity_212 by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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Tenryuji by Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff, Germany

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$ 1,450

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More About Ernst Kruijff

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What inspires you?

My works of art are often inspired by contemporary Nordic and Japanese design, Bauhaus artists, and constructivism.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Mixed media contrasts

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Lyonel Feininger, Carmen Herrera, Hans Arp, Piet Mondriaan

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Museums worldwide


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Credentials

Education

Utrecht University

Netherlands, 1998

Exhibitions

An Overwhelming Experience: The Human - Earth Relationship

2020

Het Labyrint

1997

Education

Utrecht University

Netherlands, 1998

Exhibitions

An Overwhelming Experience: The Human - Earth Relationship

2020

Het Labyrint

1997

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