André Kruysen

Studio practice

André Kruysen’s production consists of relational sculptures: site-specific, large-scale and temporary works embedded in a given space, as well as separate sculptures that are made in the studio.

​His site-specific interventions reflect the architectural structure and its distribution of the incoming daylight. The interventions alter these aspects. These sculptural works originate in bodily experience. Here a paradox is at work. Central to these disruptive structures is the search for stillness. The sculptures create new pathways for the daylight and its infinitesimal reflections: the sacral quality of light.

The search for stillness is also a returning feature in Kruysen's separate, small-scale sculptures. There is a personal element to this quest. The rise and fall of modernism echoes in Kruysen’s work. His search for balance is, at the core, a negotiation between constructive and destructive forces. In his art this results in moments of clarity and stillness: ephemeral allure.

Rijksacademy, Amsterdam 1996/97
KABK, The Hague, Sculpture graduated 1992

Exhibitions (short selection):
2022 - Murenuma Art center, Sapporo, Japan (group)
2021 - Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, Duo show with Ton van Kints
2020 - Art Rotterdam (with NL=US gallery)
2020 - Membrane, NL=US gallery (solo)
2019 - The greatest Longing, Bohuslands Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden (group)
2019 - Volta 14, Basel, Switserland (with NL=US gallery)
2019 - Escuiltura ama Modernismo, Galeria Karla Osorio, Brasilia, Brazil, (solo)
2017 - Persona, duo show with Joan Banach, OMI art Center, Ghent, NY, USA
2016 - Being the Universe, Rosalux gallery, Berlin (group)
2015 - Gallery Valeur, Nagoya, Japan (group)
2011 - Uprising as passage, Kunstmuseum The Hague, (solo)

Works in several private and museum collections

Collaborations on various building projects with MIII architects, KAOS architects

Commissioned works in public space: The Hague, Woerden, Apeldoorn, Oirschot, Zwaanshoek

Curator of The Sculpure gallery in the centre of the Hague. Stroom/ P.Struycken