Klaas Kloosterboer @ Kasteel Wijlre, Wijlre (near Maastricht), The Netherlands
Text by Estate Wijlre: The exhibition surveys thirty years of his practice. Kloosterboer is a painter whose wide-ranging work consistently bridges the gap between abstraction and action. By questioning the elements of painting and its display, he confronts the viewer with the painting process. Rather than illustrating thoughts, his work is often an act in and of itself. As such, Kloosterboer’s work is always rooted in an action. He might determine a place on the canvas through cutting, sewing and throwing paint. Sometimes you see a suspended life-size, hand-sewn linen costume; a series of painted boxes; or even a video depicting the view through a car’s rear window as it pulls two giant balls down a road.