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baukjepasweb2                         baukje spaltro  artist


Trying to understand civilization, I paint panorama's as representation of the society I live in. I catch on the canvas the things and places I perceive. My panorama's are witnesses of time and place, and coloured abstraction of my direct sourrounding I live in. Each place, period and community has an own coloured identity. I am interested in this colored identity and the relation place/colour. I always let the 'momentum' decide my colourchoise. In my work the colour determines the identity of the image. Past, heritage, policy, architecture and culture define unconsciously my view of the world, and the colours of my panorama's. I work in series, each panorama series has another perspective of the perceived world: as personal history, heritage, as a build city, as romantic landscape or as atmospheric place (sphere).

Since 2015 I'm working on my paintingproject City Spheres. In this I show the Genius Loci, the spirit of European urban districts. Through color and abstract figuration I want to capture the invisible elements of the urban sphere.

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CITY SPHERES    june 2015 - june 2017

Painting project in Den Helder, Amsterdam Bijlmer, Berlin, Milan and Turku. About the Genius Loci, 'the spirit' of European city areas. Information about the project here                                                   

City Sphere Turku  1-31 october 2016 in B-Galleria Turku (Fin)                                   TurkuArt Afterwork Artist Talk 6 october 6 pm / opening 20 october 6 pm at B-Galleria            'Spheres' dance/painting performance with Marjan Raar on 26, 28, 29 and 30 October 2016 at Barker Theater Turku.

City Sphere Bijlmer CIVIC PRIDE is showed in the groupshow  AIR!2016                                  3 November - 10 December 2016  at CBKzuidoost

City Sphere Milan: 1-31 January 2017 at VIR Viafarini Air in Milan (I).                                 Later on in 2017: Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam.





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NHBNL     9 october - 27 november 2016

Noord-Holland Biënnale (NHBNL) Zandzakken voor de deur!        Opening 9 October 3 pm at Kunsthal 45Den Helder (NL).

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OPEN STAL       23 july - 21 august 2016

INCANTO series in a solo presentation at Hotel Lunia, during the annual art manifestation Open Stal (Oldeberkoop-NL).                      www.openstal.nl and soon more info under expositions.

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I capture what the canvas wants to reveal     vimeo

A filmed impression of the SPHERES series, by Inge Willems.          Film is Dutch spoken and with English subtitels. ca. 9 minutes

Click here to see it   

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H-LAB artist in residency   february 2016

In 28 days creating the second city sphere: CITY SPHERE BIJLMER. Open Studio 28 february 2015 between 12:00 - 18:00 hours, at H-LAB: Heesterveld 71, Amsterdam Zuidoost (metro Bullewijk).                   Official show 3 november- 10 december 2016 CBK Zuidoost 

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MULTI SOLO SIZE MATTERS, Enschede    3 dec. 2015 - 7 feb. 2016

Anonymus drawings and paintings of 100 Dutch artists.                    Only size A6 or A3 at TETEM Enschede (NL). Curated by We Like Art. TETEM and We Like Art



Roberto Zambelli Prize, Perugia (I)         6 dec. 2015 - 10 jan. 2016

My work Yellow Dots Lagoon is selected for the Roberto Zambelli Prize  at the Torre Strozze centro di cultura e arte contemporanea.   Torre Strozzi (Perugia - Italy)

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The Asia Culture Centre, Seoul       25 november 2015 - 5 July 2016

THE PROMISED LAND part of the 'Imaging The New Eurasia Project' at the exhibition Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities.            You can vote for my work on imaginingneweurasia.org


CACC - Centro Arte Contemporanea Cittadella

Manifestation and Group show  'Oggi é tutto molto strano' (Today every-thing is very strange. Alice is wondering in Wonderland and her why's).    Centro Arte Contemporanea Cittadella (IT) opening 10 october 2015 finissage 8 november 2015. www.cacc.it   read more

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Group Show BMB    29 august - 10 october 2015

Baukje Spaltro, Marsha Metselaar, Karin Bos, Dorien Plaat,              Sara Vrugt Opening 29 august 2015 between 5 and 7 pm.                ARTIST TALK   26 september between 5 and 7 pm.   read more  



PANORAMA    2 october - 4 november 2015

Panorama paintings by Baukje Spaltro at Ateliers Westerdok.      Artdiner  2 october 2015 at Westerdok 318, Amsterdam  read more


AiR!  Den Nieuwen Helder 16 - 26 june 2015 (till 13 sept. 2015)

My artist in residency at Kunsthal 45, Den Helder (NL). Creating the painted installation Den Nieuwen Helder. A work of hard, soft and spherical panorama's of the city Den Helder. Final AIR! presentation with all artists on 8 september 2015 from 8 till 10 pm.   read more

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SPHERES  [ 2011 - 2015 ]

We must focus on the place that people create to be who they are.    The newest series SPHERES is now online. To see clik  here

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HANGEN DOE JE TOCH  you will hang anyway  8 - 31 may 2015

salon with all the members of Arti & Amicitiae   www.arti.nl



DIKKER & THIJS  ART GALLERY     2 march - 15 june 2015

LA DOCE VITA  exhibition Spaltro & van den Akker as ode to good life Opening 19 march 2015 4.00 PM  details

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SANQUIN  Galerie Joghem      7 march - 27 march 2015

groupshow in honor of curator Bouke Bottelier   details

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Commission: art project, in graffiti style, in psychiatric Clinic INFORSA Amsterdam (NL). Unveiled 6 november 2014   details

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OP REIS  group exhibition about travelling

Op Reis - In Art - Lemmer (NL) 12 july - 24 august 2014
Op Reis - Id Collectief - Hamme (B) 16 november - 21 december 2014


2000 Maniacs! The Big Instant Painting Show

a painting project curated by Lorenza Boisi and Andrea Bruciati           9 -11 october 2014  Art Verona (I)

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LABYRINT   3 october 2013 - 30 march 2014

Group exhibition about the Labyrinth and Commenius book.
Meet&Greet 23 02 2014  KEK Labyrinth 22 03 2014 ceramic/food/art Comeniusmuseum Naarden-Vesting (NL)



KEK project    30 november 2013

Project about Art, Food an Ceramics. Creating your own diningplate inpsired by Tuscan art. Amsterdam

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GRENZELOOS (Boundless)   12- 27 october 2013

Salon 2013: Group exhibition without boundries in Arti et Amicitae. Arti is an art-society, founded in 1839 and meetingpoint for visual artists and art-loving members. Arti, Rokin 112, Amsterdam (NL) www.arti.nl

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OP REIS   21 april till 16 may 2013

A group exhibition about travelling. Galerie de Ploegh Soest (NL)


CONNECTION   from may 2012

Commission for the INFORSA clinic in Amsterdam (NL). A huge tryptich made in collaboration with patients of two different clinics with 'Connection' as theme.The work is 1.6 x 7.6 meters big.

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ARTI SALON II   1 - 23 september 2012

Exhibition with work of all the ARTI artist-members, with also one recent work of my latest series SPHERES.
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, 1012 LB Amsterdam (NL).

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INCUBATE OPEN SOURCE   10 - 14 september 2012

De Open Source Expo is part of the Incubate Festival. This year the Open Source Expo will take place in the beautiful Koepelhal in the center of Tilburg (NL).

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PREMIO COMBAT   22 - 30 june 2012

PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE was born with the purpose of investigating the most interesting ideas in international contemporary art. Show with the nominees at "Museo Civico G. Fattori ex Granai di Villa Mimbelli", Livorno (I).

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SKETCHIKA   3 - 30 march 2012

A group exhibition about drawing. curated by Daniela Accorsi. Spazio San Giorgio, via San Giorgio 12/A 40121 Bologna (I)

WATER & TEGEN WIND    21 oktober t/m 4 december 2011

Groepstentoonstelling met als thema wind en water.
Opening 4 november om 19.30 uur.
Kunstuitleen Den Helder, Willemsoord, geb. 52a, Den Helder.

BESCHERMEHEILIGEN    1 juli 2011 t/m 1 januari 2012

Museum Comenius: Kloosterstraat 33, 1411 RS Naarden (NL).
Opening vrijdag 1 juli 2011. Meet&Greet 31 juli 2011.

LA LUCE VERDE    24 september t/m 22 oktober 2011

Groepsexpositie over het verblijf en de resultaten van de artists in recidency Montevettolini. Met werk van Baukje Spaltro en Peter van den Akker.                         Galerie BMB, Kerkstraat 127-127, Amsterdam (NL).

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INCUBATE OPEN SOURCE   12 t/m 18 september 2011

De Open Source Expo is een onderdeel van het Incubate festival. Faxx-gebouw, Tivolistraat 50, Tilburg.

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ARTI SALON 2011   2 t/m 18 september 2011

SALON GOING UP, jaarlijkse presentatie van de Arti leden. Dit jaar zowel in de sociëteit als in de tentoonstellignszalen.
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, 1012 LB Amsterdam.

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DRAWING THE COAST   juli t/m september 2011

Op uitnodiging van provincie Noord Holland ga ik samen met Stichting NORBAU verhalen uit Noord Hollandse kust ontlokken d.m.v. tekenen.



NIEUWE UITLEENSCHATTEN     12 - 25 august 2011

CBK GRONINGEN  in the AA-kerk, Groningen (NL)



Co-Creation Module

Drawing Dialogue and other drawing application for creating groups. Training and creating traject to learn to create together.

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