Jasper Krabbé

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Jasper Krabbé (Amsterdam, 1970)
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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, Museum de Fundatie Zwolle, and in many private collections.

Krabbé also hosts Art Programmes on Dutch National Television  He was contributing presentor for ‘Opium’ , co host (with sculptor David Bade) for ‘ARTMEN' and discusses art exhibitions for 'DWDD', a daily talkshow. He also hosts  'Het Geheim van de Meester', a programme in which master paintings are reconstructed.


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.