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Eelco Brand

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Birthplace
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Birth year
1969

Lives in
Breda, the Netherlands

Works in
Breda, the Netherlands

Website

Representing galleries
DAM Gallery, Gallery Lumière, Torch Gallery, Studio La Città

Statement

Imitation is a part of being human. Eelco Brand uses both paint and digital techniques to create images that reflect his conception of nature. In this sense his works are not so much the depiction of an actual place or event, but the way he imagined it and modelled it in the calculated space of digital art. Viewing his work can be both an alienating and deeply human experience. His subjects are modelled to the utmost detail to create a kind of hyperreal cosmos, a simulacrum of nature. Still, we experience these models of forests, cars and mountains as pure conveyers of meaning. These static images speak the language of scale, light, repetition, infinite detail and the deeper meaning of a simple gesture.

Beyond the veil of lifelessness that digital images seem to generate lies an intense expressive power. This power shows itself in the ease with wich his movies create dramatic effects using only light and scale. From one single leaf we effordlessly fly through an infinitely rendered forest. At the same time his humanity shines through, often we see the results of a solitary act in the landscape. Even a romantic soul can find his way in this digitalized reality.

CV

 

2013
April 20 - May 18 Torch Gallery, soloshow Animations & prints + object  invite
April 20 / June 23 'Final Show', group, Lokaal 01, Breda
Feb 22 / April 13 ´The act of bringing to life´ 25 frames per second and more, soloshow, DAM gallery Berlin invite
March 1 - 3 ART13London, Torch gallery / DAM gallery
Feb 20  / April 27  'Back to Back', group, DAM Gallery Frankfurt
Feb 7 / 10 Art Rotterdam, Torch Gallery

exhibition solo

2012
'The illusionary camera', LIPA, Lumière Gallery, Seoul, South Korea link
´Persistence of Vision, painting with software´, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy link
´Doğanın Plastikliği´, Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery, curated by Ali Akay, Istanbul, Turkey
2011
´eelcobrand.moví #2´, 38CC, Delft, NL
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´Slow sculptures´, Heden, Den Haag, NL
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´Field of view extended´, DAM Gallery Berlin, Germany 
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'eelcobrand.movi', Centrum voor Beeldcultuur, Breda, NL
image
2010
'Field of view', DAM Cologne, Cologne, Germany
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'Matérialisations virtuelles', Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL 
image
2008
'Dreamality', Gallery Lumière, Seoul, South Korea image
2007

'Electric paint', DAM Berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
image
'Brand new works', Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
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Espacio Líquido, Gijón, Spain
image
2005

'Digital Dao', Far East Art Museum, Chabarovsk, Russia
image
2004
Sam Brook Gallery, Moscow, Russia
'Moving paintings', Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslavl, Russia
image
2003

'Image engineer', Museum de Beyerd, Breda, NL
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Marella Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Milan, Italy
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PPOW Gallery, New York, US 
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2002

Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester, England
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2001
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
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2000
H.Q.E. Gallery, Calais, France
1999
André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
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1996

Lokaal 01, Breda, NL



Projects

group

2012
Segment #3, curated by Necmi Sönmez, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
KIAF, Int. Art Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal
'Al di là della pittura' curated by Angela Madesani, Il Chiostro arte contemporanea, Saronno, Italy
'I don't sleep, I dream', curated by Marijke de Bie, Schellens Factory, Eindhoven

'Road to Kathmandu´, galerie Ramakers, Den Haag

'Urban Outsiders', Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam

'Codex Dynamic', Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, New York
'Mobile Forest', curated by Hui-Ching Hsieh, Digital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
'Summer Splash', group show at DAM Berlin gallery, Berlin
'The Flash of Nature', Salone Degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
'There was a world, once', Märkisches Museum Witten, Germany
Art Fair
PULSE Miami, Torch Gallery
PAN Amsterdam, Torch Gallery
Art Taipei, DAM Gallery

Moving Image Artfair, New York
PULSE, NY Torch Gallery
Kunstrai, Amsterdam Torch Gallery

2011
'Märklinworld', museum KAdE, Amersfoort
Museum le Secet, ´Liefde in de kunst / p.art of our life', Zwolle
'A tribute to photography', Primo Marella Gallery, Milan
'De Saedeleer revisited / het landschap in de hedendaagse kunst', Stedelijk Museum Aalst, Belgium
'Into the woods', Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag
Schau Fenster, Christiane Büntgen gallery, Zurich
´De stad / de rivier´, Kunstenlab, Deventer
Festival Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Lisboa, Portugal

'Fragile: handle with care', Lucca Centre of contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy
Art Cologne, Studio la Città
Pulse art fair, Miami, Torch Gallery, Miami
PAN Amsterdam, Torch Gallery. Amsterdam
Art Rotterdam, Torch Gallery
'VoTH', Yaroslavl Art Museum, Russia
Art Taipei, DAM Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010
'Digitale verleiding' galerie LUMC, Leiden, NL
'Soul of Korea', Kaiserliche Hofburg Gotischer Keller, Innsbruck, Austria
'E-volve', DAM Gallery, Cologne
'Texture maps', Nest, Den Haag
'De Fantasiefabriek, Animatiekunst in Nederland', Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch
Art Cologne, Studio la Città, Cologne
2009
'The Unforgettable Fire, 25 years Torch Gallery', homage to Adriaan van der Have, Kunsthal, Rotterdam
'Discovering Slowness', Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
'Videoràma', ArtVerona, Studio la Città, Verona
'Handpicked!', curated by Loek Grootjans, Locuslux Gallery, Brussels
Torch Gallery at Temporary Gallery Cologne, Cologne
'Visual Intersection.kr.nl', SIPA, Seoul
'Ars Sublimis', curated by Javier Cano, Orensanz Summer Museum, New York
'Huésped', Colección MUSAC en Rosario - MACRO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
'Huésped', Musac at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
'MVD', Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma, Rome
'Natura Naturans', curated by Angela Madesani, Casello delle Polveri, Venice
'Remain in Nature', galerie LUMC, Leiden, NL
'Landscape as a dream', curated by Luigi Meneghelli, Studio la Città, Verona
'01-Best of Digital Art', DAM Gallery, Berlin
Art Rotterdam, Torch Gallery, Rotterdam
2008
Iniciarte Project/ Bienal de Sevilla, Spain
'360º', RASA, CC Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Lumen Eclipse, Cambridge, USA
Today Art Museum, 'The One Minutes, opening exhibition', Beijing
'Exoten, Beelden op de berg', Arboretum, Wageningen, NL
Art Brussels/ Art Chicago, Studio la Città
ARCO Madrid/ Pulse NY, Espacio Líquido
2007
'Existencias', MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, León, Spain
ShContemporary, Studio la Città, Shanghai, China
Gallery Lumière, Seoul, Korea
1ª Bienal de Canarias, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands
'Second Nature', Fette's Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
'Reale Instabile', MAM Museo d’arte Moderna, Mantova, Italy
KIAF, Gallery DAM Berlin, Seoul, South Korea
'Discovering slowness', The National Centre of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia
CIRCA, Espacio Líquido, Puerto Rico
'Paulo Post Futurum', Breda's Museum- Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
'De ontdekking van de traagheid', KW14 Waterstraat, Den Bosch, NL
ARCO, Espacio Líquido, Madrid, Spain
'Dreamland', kunstvereniging Diepenheim/ Gist galerie, Brummen, NL
'FotoFinish', Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Den Bosch, NL
2006
'Globos Sonda', MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, León, Spain
'New Code', Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
Nuit Blanche Video, Toronto, Canada
'One minutes Fringe', Shanghai BizArt Art Center, China
'The salt of water', Art museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
MiArt, Studio la Città, Milan, Italy
Art Basel, Studio la Città, Basel, Switzerland
Voltashow 02, Torch Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2005
'Animotion', Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
'Crysalis', Dutch Eyes, Castello Svevo di Bari, Bari, Italy
'HxBxD= de Rabobank Kunstcollectie', Gemeente museum Den Haag, NL
'Constructed moment', KW-14, Den Bosch, NL
'Paradise by the laptoplight', 't Hoogt, Utrecht, NL
'Silent movements', Vlissingen, Rotterdam, Breda, NL
'Wonderkamers', Gemeente museum Den Haag, NL
Art Basel, Studio la Città, Basel, Switzerland
Voltashow 01, Torch Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Het Domein, Plaatwerkerij, Vlissingen, NL
Arte Fiera Bologna, Studio la Città, Bologna, Italy
2004
'Urban Forest', Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada
ARCO Madrid/ Art Basel Miami Beach, Studio la Città
'Dreamscapes', Galerie Aeroplastics, Brussels, Belgium
Art Rotterdam, TORCH Gallery, NL
Parktv, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, NL
2003
Tremor, Lotheringer13/ spiegel, München, Germany
SKOR- INKIJK, Amsterdam, NL
Arte Fiera Bologna, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Italy
2002
'Caldic Collectie', Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
'One minute video', Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
'La nuit art video', Strassbourg, France
'Het Geheugen van een stad', Grote Kerk Breda, NL
'Dutch Mountains', Museum Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL
Video-exhibition Kriterion, Amsterdam, NL
'Straal 02', de Balie, Amsterdam, NL
2001
'Stroomversnelling', Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL
Art Film, Art Basel, Stadtkino, Basel, Switzerland
'Achter de Horizon', Noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch, NL
'New European Artists', Sotheby's, Amsterdam, NL
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
'Aanwinsten', Noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch, NL
2000
'Moving Still', Sandberg 2, Hoorn, NL
Videohalte Koolhaas, Groningen, NL
Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
Art Cologne, Torch Gallery, Cologne, Germany
'Een ceder in mijn tuin', KW 14, Den Bosch, NL
1999
Art Brussels, Simoens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Art Basel, Torch Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
'Kamerschatten', KW14, Den Bosch, NL
1998
Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
Pépinières Européennes, Parijs, France
'Caldic collectie', Stadhuis, Rotterdam, NL
Lokaal 01, Breda, 1998/2001, NL
Parktv Amsterdam, New York, 1998/2002/2003
1997
'Uitgelicht' Kunstrai, FvdBK, Amsterdam, NL
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
NBKS, Salon, Breda, NL
Krabbedans, Eindhoven, NL
1996
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam,NL
Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Galerie Havré, Mons, Belgium
Kon. Subsidie v. vrije schilderkunst, Amsterdam
Lokaal 01, Breda
'100 Nederlandse schilders', Living Art, Ameland, NL
Art Cologne, Troch Gallery, Germany
1995
Kunstrai, FvdBK Uitgelicht, Amsterdam, NL
Spaendonck, Living Art, Tilburg, NL
Lokaal 01, Polygeen, Breda, NL
Kon. Subsidie v. vrije schilderkunst, Amsterdam, NL
Museum de Beyerd, Stadscollectie, Breda, NL
Arti & Amicitiae, Buning Brongers prijs, Amsterdam, NL
Galerie d' Eendt, Amsterdam, NL
MECC, Art meets art, Maastricht, NL
W139, Moody Technique, Amsterdam, NL.

Recent Exhibits

Eelco Brand participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 30 Years Aflame! - A Grand Salon -
Torch Gallery
 
Mar, 2014 Bucolic Turmoil
Torch Gallery
 
Oct, 2013 DISCO
Flatland Gallery
 
Sep, 2013 Recent Werk
Galerie Ramakers
 
Apr, 2013 Brand Animations & Prints + Object
Torch Gallery
 
Oct, 2012 Road to Kathmandu
Galerie Ramakers
 
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