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Eelco Brand  1969, NL

Rank (2014): 5669 


Eelco Brand, Eelco Brand, U.movi
Eelco Brand, U.movi, 2011

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to top Artist's arttributes:

Photography, Animation

to top Most exhibitions in:

Netherlands 18
Italy 10
Germany 7
Belgium 4

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Artist Rank
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Ángel Marcos  2923 5

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  Studio La Città, Italy 4
  DAM GALLERY Frankfurt, Germany 3
  Galerie Lumiere, South Korea 3
DAM GALLERY Berlin DAM GALLERY Berlin, Germany 3

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1969 Born in Rotterdam (NL)

since 1995 A 3D-computer animation provides the means to continue where a painting leaves off. A painting is static and cannot generate sound. Yet there are also considerable similarities. The image in both 3D-modelling and painting is completely constructed. There is also optical illusion. Both paint and electric light projection serve the same purpose: an image within a frame that suggests that this image extends beyond the frame’s boundaries.

Eelco Brand is not interested in a personal, formal language; rather he draws on elements such as the infinite diversity of nature. He is fascinated with the mimetic relation to scenes of nature that can be achieved by means of a medium that provides such practical refinement and potential as 3D-modelling.

Eelco Brand’s animations have no beginning, end or narrative development and consequently can be viewed as moving paintings. 3D-computer animation is the only medium with the ability to create a loop with no visible splice. The final image can be connected to the first one with mathematical precision. Brand opts for the possibilities that allow him to present his animations in a form that resembles a painting. For instance, they are attached flat to a wall by means of an LCD or plasma screen that in a sense has the same autonomous and permanent status as a painting . Each loop is an autonomous work. But just as a 3D-computer animation is intangible with its bits, jumping electrons and mathematical calculations, the animations also possess an intangible quality of weightlessness, wind, changing colours, streaming water and the passage of time.

Awards 1993 Publieksprijs Koninklijke Subsidie voor vrije schilderkunst

1994 Buning Brongers award.

1995 Arti & Amicitiae award.

1995 - 1996 Publieksprijs Koninklijke Subsidie voor vrije schilderkunst.

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 51  Please report missing Information

until 16.11.
   Common Ground: Earth - Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul Send message


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   Eelco Brand - Brand Animaties & Prints + Object - Torch Gallery, Amsterdam
Description DAM Projects GmbHThe Act of Bringing to Life - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin Send message

   The illusionary camera - Galerie Lumiere, Seoul
   Persistence of Vision – Painting with Software - Studio La Città, Verona

Description and image DAM Projects GmbHEelco Brand - Field of View Extended - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin Send message

Description and image  Eelco Brand - Field of View - - [DAM] Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main (closed, 2014)

   Dreamality - Galerie Lumiere, Seoul

   Eelco Brand - Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

   Eelco Brand - Primo Marella Gallery Milan, Milan
   Brand - Plus Image Engineer - Museum De Beyerd, Breda
   Eelco Brand - PPOW, New York City, NY

   Elco Brand - André Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Heist


to top Group shows   38

   hortus conclusus - Jan van Hoof Galerie, 's-Hertogenbosch
   To Catch a Falling Feather - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Description  A Summer Walk. From Luyten to Alÿs - ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond
   Viewmasters - Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague
Description and image  Back To Back - - [DAM] Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main (closed, 2014)

   Segment #3 - Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
   Al Di La Della Pittura? - Galleria Il Chiostro Arte Contemporanea, Saronno, VA
Description and image DAM Projects GmbHSummer Splash - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin Send message
   There Was A World, Once - Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten
   Il Fuoco della Natura - Salone Degli Incanti - Ex Pescheria Centrale, Trieste

   MärklinWorld - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
   Slow Sculptures - Heden, The Hague
   Slow Sculptures - Artoteek Den Haag, The Hague
   A Tribute to Photography - Primo Marella Gallery Milan, Milan
   Into the woods - Galerie Ramakers, The Hague
   Fragile: Handle with Care - Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, LU

Description and image  E-volve - - [DAM] Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main (closed, 2014)
   vzw RASA - 360° - Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen

   Discovering Slowness - Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Xiamen
   Huésped. Colección MUSAC en Rosario - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (MACRo), Rosario
Description and image  Huésped. Colección Musac en el MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires
   Handpicked ! - Locuslux Gallery, Amsterdam
   Handpicked ! - - Locuslux Gallery - Brussels, Brussels (closed, 2010)
Description  The Unforgettable Fire - 25 Years TORCH Gallery - Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
   Landscape as a Dream - Studio La Città, Verona

Description and image  Existencias - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
   Passion for Art - Mission for Money - Galerie Lumiere, Seoul
   De Ontdekking van de Traagheid - KW 14, 's-Hertogenbosch

   1. Bienal de Canarias - Bienal de Canarias, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
   New Code - Studio La Città, Verona
Description  Globos Sonda - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon

Description  Crysalis. Teoria dell'evoluzione - Castello Svevo di Bari, Bari
   Animotion - Studio La Città, Verona
   Constructed Moment - KW 14, 's-Hertogenbosch

   UNIPRIX PETIT - Lokaal 01 Antwerpen, Antwerp

   project 03/02 - Lokaal 01 Breda, Breda

   Artomatic - - Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten - Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam (closed, 2011)
   Barbara Thaden, C. Unverzagt, Eelco Brand - - Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten - Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam (closed, 2011)


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 Primo Marella Gallery Beijing, Beijing


www.dam-berlin.deDAM GALLERY Berlin, Berlin eMail


 Studio La Città, Verona


 Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

South Korea

 Galerie Lumiere, Seoul


 Espacio Líquido, Gijón


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 Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf


 Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon


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Last update: 14 June 2014
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