Hendrik Arie Baartman

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Karasura Knight Digital art 42 x 34 inch.


Swedish geometry Digital art 42 x 34 inch.



Grafimathematical dreams Digital art 42 x 34 inch.



Fragments of last night Digital art 40 x 40 inch.


Floating balls Digital art 42 x 34 inch.



Sinfandel Red Digital art 40 x 40 inch.


Baartman in da USA Digital art 40 x 39 inch


Dutch fisherman’s dream Digital art 42 x 34 inch.



Baartman earth Digital art 42 x 34 inch.


Days of sorrow Digital art 42 x 35 inch


Artist Statement:
Hendrik Arie Baartman transforms basic shapes and colors into powerful compositions that depict light, shape, power, and mechanized form. The disparate parts of Baartman’s work are suspended between ground and foreground. His subject matter is vague, but familiar. The iconography is reminiscent of primitive, or ancient markings, yet seen through the scope of a surrealist lens. But the work feels contemporary, with a reductive palette that places the work in its own realm. Baartman’s work seems to speak about enlightenment through an aesthetic experience. His forms are elemental and mystical. They transcend cultural signification to speak about a broad visual experience. The conception of light as a form is particularly innovative. Baartman's representations of light are ambiguous and usually objectified rather than reflected. In addition, he uses negative space poignantly to show the absence of form and light. The work depicts environments that allude to feelings or mental states. These environments are created from basic symbols, which maintain a mythical representation on Baartmans’s picture plain. Baartman has exhibited internationally. The way that Hendrik Arie Baartman uses form and color in his drawings is determined by his pursuit of an intuitive and highly emotional expression. "While I work with my own emotions, I discover that it is through the sensuous world, by evoking sensations, that I am able to communicate those complex emotional states to the ‘canvases," he says. Baartman recreates atmospheres found in nature and uses them to weave emotional atmospheres. The result is sometimes chaotic, sometimes harmonic, noisy or tranquil, but the elements find themselves floating in interrelation, forming an autonomous micro system. "In absentia evocation" is a phrase Baartman uses to explain how this "recreation from nature" is made. "I work with the absent, with that which is not here and can be very present precisely because of its absence," he says. "The common element is perhaps a longing for nature that is absent in huge cities.

Collection Museum of Zwolle Netherlands.
Galeria DÁrte Zero Barcelona Spain.
Exhibition ‘Art for Art’ Barcelona Spain.
Exhibition ‘Contrasts’ Amsterdam Netherlands.
Museum of Computer Art New York U.S.A.
Exhibition ‘New Works’ Kampen Netherlands.
Gallery van Koert&Koert Elsloo Netherlands.
Exhibition Midland Art Center Zwolle Netherlands.
Exhibition wacmac. from Holland
Moscow Art Fair Moscow Russia.
Exhibition ‘Metamorphosis’WorldArtCenter Netherlands.
Internet Exhibition Art Gallery Hamburg Germany
Gallery Mossworld Cadiz Spain
Gallery Mosta Rojas Buenos Aires Argentina. (First Prize Winner Digital Art 2003)
Exhibition ‘Secret Postcards’ Philadelphia U.S.A.
Bkk Exhibition Berlin, Germany.
Insight Gallery Norwich, England.
Fourth International Digital art Expo Havanna Cuba.
2th BKK Exhibition, Berlin, Germany.
5th International exhibition, “the four elements”, Ferrara, Italy.
6th Internet Exhibition Wacmac Netherlands.
4th International Biennale, Florence, Italy.
World exhibition Wacmac Digital Art. Zwolle. Netherlands.
Batik Art Group, “Dali’s 100 Year Celebration”, Barcelona, Spain.
Art Gallery Tedopres, Tilburg, Netherlands.
Art Gallery Trevisan, Ferrara, Italy.
Frazier Museum, Kentucky, USA.


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