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Erik Odijk
updated: 12/09/2011
website: www.erikodijk.nl
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Bomba
Hyle
Traumtanz
Bala
Pink Sequoia
Cascada
BCBP
Crown of Creation
Monstrare
gobelin canadien
four corners
cupcake
Omnia tempus habent
Pink Cedar
Silva
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, landscape
 
 
Bomba by Erik Odijk
Bomba
charcoal on paper
2010
77,16 " x  144,09 " 
Hyle by Erik Odijk
Hyle
charcoal and pastel on paper
2006
77,16" x  114,96" 
Traumtanz by Erik Odijk
Traumtanz
charcoal on paper
2008
77.16" x  124.41" 
Bala by Erik Odijk
Bala
charcoal on newsprint, drawing in situ
2004
162,2" x  386,61" 
Pink Sequoia by Erik Odijk
Pink Sequoia
charcoal and pastel on prepared wall, drawing in situ
2005
122,04" x  242,51" 
Cascada by Erik Odijk
Cascada
charcoal on newsprint, drawing in situ
2006
199,6 " x  148,42 " 
BCBP by Erik Odijk
BCBP
charcoal and pastel on prepared plywood
2007
99,6" x  318,10" 
Crown of Creation by Erik Odijk
Crown of Creation
pastel on concrete, drawing in situ
2011
168,11 " x  299,60 " 
Monstrare by Erik Odijk
Monstrare
pastel and charcoal on prepared wall, drawing in situ. in situ
2010
157,08 " x  142,12 " 
gobelin canadien by Erik Odijk
gobelin canadien
mixed technique on paper
2009
24. " x  35.82 " 
four corners by Erik Odijk
four corners
charcoal and pastel on newsprint, drawing in situ
2008
98.42" x  196.85" 
cupcake by Erik Odijk
cupcake
pastel and charcoal on prepared wall, drawing in situ
2008
141.73" x  236.22" 
Omnia tempus habent by Erik Odijk
Omnia tempus habent
graphite- and pastel-pencil on paper
2006
12,59" x  17,71" 
Pink Cedar by Erik Odijk
Pink Cedar
graphite- and pastelpencil on paper
2006
12,59" x  17,71" 
Silva by Erik Odijk
Silva
pencil and watercolorpencil on paper
2008
12.59" x  17.71" 

Artist Statement
Source Over the last 10 years, walks in North America, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe have shown me breathtaking landscapes and sites of incredible natural beauty. For me, physical walking and inner motion are metaphors for each other. I want to go on discovering and searching for variety and potential in myself and in my subject. The source of my material is nature and its phenomena. The inspiration of an exotic yet brutal environment is translated into large format charcoal and chalk drawings. The image emerges in the balance between the act of drawing and the urge to depict reality. The mark-making searches for solutions and creates a process that seems to be self-directing. Like nature itself, the drawing is an order that stems from chaos. This process develops a motoric memory. The detail comprises the essence out of which the final image will materialize, highly condensed. Clarity, sharpness and malleability are momentarily the technical starting points for drawing in situ. The studio work has to translate the specific qualities of the monumental work into a more manageable scale in which obsessive aspects - that for me expand boundaries and possess a specific quality - become manifest with increasing clarity. My quest is inspiration in the form of accessible and impassioned art where truth and the social function of the work are central. The impressions of the rambler are echoed in the experience of the viewer. Spectator and maker meet at an illusory level. My concern is not primarily the romantic sentiment of the landscape as a comforting backdrop, but the experience of chthonic nature as a self-determining reality that manifests itself independently of and without regard for human beings. Erik Odijk.

Artist Bio / CV
C.V. Erik Odijk December 2011. Geboren: 19-1-1959. Deventer. Opleiding: 1983 - 1986. A.B.K. Arnhem, Vrije Kunst. Tentoonstellingen/Presentaties: 1995. Juni - Juli. 'New Balance'. Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius. 1996. Juli - Sept. East International '96. Norwich Engeland. Catalogus. September. 'No Content No Show'. W 139 Amsterdam. 1998. Oct. - Nov. 'Time Fiction'. Biënnale Gelderland, Museum voor Moderne Kunst. Arnhem. Publicatie. 1999. Feb. - Mrt. 'Vloeibaar harnas'. Exedra, Hilversum. Catalogus. 1999/2000. Dec. - Jan. 'Oscillation'. Tekening in situ. Hooghuis, Arnhem. 2000. Juni - Aug. Stroom hcbk Den Haag. 'Forever green'. Nov. - Dec. 'I.C.I.'. W139 Amsterdam. 2001. Maart. 'Gobelin de France'. USF, Bergen, Noorwegen. Juni - Aug. L.A. International. Mural 2. Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California. Aug. - Oct. Museum het Valkhof Nijmegen. Solotentoonstelling 2002. Sept. - Oct. 'Protopark'. Siegerpark. Amsterdam. Groepstentoonstelling. Publicatie. 2003. Nov. - Dec. 'Inklinations'. York Quai Gallery, Harbourfront, Toronto. Canada. 2004. April - Mei. STUK. Leuven, België. 'A temporary monument for David McComb'. Mei - Sept. 'Zwart op Wit'. Centraal Museum Utrecht. 2005. Juli - Sept. 'Into drawing'. Hedendaagse Nederlandse Tekeningen. Limerick City Gallery of Art. Ierland. Catalogus. 2006. Feb. - April. 'Nachbarn'.Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg. Duitsland. Catalogus. April - Mei. 'Into Drawing'. Institut Néerlandais. Parijs. Sept.- Dec. ‘Toekenning 31’. Fonds voor BKVB. Amsterdam. October. Galerie Maurits van de Laar. Den Haag. ‘Banff filters’. 2007. Juni - Sept. ‘Drawing Typologies’. Stedelijk Museum CS. Amsterdam. Catalogus. 2008.  Juni - Sept. ‘Power of Place’.Internationale Landschapstriënnale Apeldoorn. Fonds BKVB. ‘cupcake’. 2010.  September. 'Brachen Siedlung'. Stiching GANG. Nijmegen, Duisburg (DU) en Arnhem. 80 Dia's/ 80 slideshow. 2011. October - Februari 2012. 'Meer licht'.Museum de Fundatie Zwolle.