Jasper Krabbé

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The work of Jasper Krabbé often reflects memories of places, events and persons. Not as clear images, but in a way memories usually appear: disrupted by other images, incomplete, without logic and never unambiguous. Krabbé's process of painting is not lineair towards a certain end; it's rather a sublimation of recollected images. In his works on paper he often uses materials he finds along his way: envelopes, wrapping paper, pages out of books and encyclopedias. With this approach he mingles the original function and meaning of the material with his own personal images. Themes such as dreams and the ephemeral, but also poetry, function as point of departure. His work is admitted in the public collections of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Nederlandse Bank, Museum de Fundatie Zwolle, and in many private collections.
Jasper Krabbé (Amsterdam, 1970)
lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jasper Krabbé regularly make Art programmes for Dutch TV. He was contributing host for Opium TV (AvroTros) , co host on ARTMEN (AvroTros) and discusses art exhibitions for DWDD Television (Vara).

Currently he is contributing editor for Harpers Bazaar.


Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Degree (MFA):Painting, Printmaking department (Cum Laude)
The Cooper Union for the advancement of Art and Science, New York

Jasper Krabbé studied painting and printmaking at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the Cooper Union in New York and graduaded cum laude in 1992.