Jan Kuhlemeier uses translucent layers of colour in which he searches for specific hues and colour nuances. He uses the aspect of painting as a tool to question the border between painting and other media. In these works Kuhlemeier uses gestures determined in advance, to create these works. Seeing painting as a tool to act and react to his surroundings, Kuhlemeier combines the energies, motions and colours of his own personal experiences of blending into a landscape and translate them into image or object. Some of these energies repeat itself over and over again, constantly shaping and changing the environment. This influences the way Kuhlemeier uses his colours and materials. He currently uses gel mediums as a base combining different pigments, sometimes transparant and sometimes opaque pigments, like kobalt blue. Using pigment as a raw material reveals the different qualities of the pigment; some are chunky and will break apart, others are smooth and totally dissolve in the base material.

CV:

-Education

2011 – 2015 ArtEZ Institute of the Arts – BA Fine Arts – Arnhem, the Netherlands

-Exhibitions

Upcomming

-Pattern & Surface Matter(s), Kunstloc Brabant – duo – Tilburg, the Netherlands (June 2020)

2020

-The New Current, Rotterdam art week  – group –  Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Feb 2020)

2019

-Shifting Tides, Assembled by root – solo – Rotterdam, the Netherlands
-Art The Hague, Assembled by Root – group – The Hague, the Netherlands
-Face Value, stichting Root – group – Rotterdam, the Netherlands
-What matters, matters , 37PK – group – Haarlem, the Netherlands
-The Golden egg – group , Amsterdam, the Netherlands
-A Good Work Will Work, Nieuwe Vide – Haarlem, The Netherlands
-KunstRAI, Amterdam RAI, Assembled by Root – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
-Captured In Form, Assembled by Root – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2018
-Art The Hague, Assembled by Root – group, The Hague, the Netherlands
-The Assemblage, Assembled by Root – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
-Summer Show, Club Gem – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
-Spring propositions, SBK kunstuitleen & galerie – group, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
-Form Unformed, Assembled by Root – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2017
-Nieuwe Vide studio’s #2 – Periphery, Nieuwe Vide Haarlem – group, Haarlem, the Netherlands Vakwerk op maar II, Spatie Arnhem – group, Arnhem, the Netherlands
-The New Current – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
-NachtExpo – duo, Deventer, the Netherlands
2015

-Graduation exhibition, Artez – group, Arnhem, the Netherlands

2014

-University Nijmegen – group, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2013

-University library at University of Utrecht – group, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Publication on the web
2017
https://trendbeheer.com/tag/jan-kuhlemeier/ https://nieuwevide.nl/programma/jan-kuhlemeier 2015

http://www.mistermotley.nl/art-everyday-life/jan-kuhlemeier-artez-0 http://www.bloozgallery.nl/eindexamens-kunstacademies/fotoblog-artez-finals-2015- arnhem/#lightbox[group-11771]/6/