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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 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 her relation with 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 my colored translation into 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). I use fluor colors to boycot 'thinking & planed actions'. These colors push me into an intuitive way of painting.

Since 2015 I'm working on my paintingproject City Spheres. In this I show the Genius Loci, the spirit of some European urban districts. Through color I capture invisible elements of the urban identity into a City Sphere.

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Painting project About the Genius Loci, 'the spirit' of European city areas. More about this see under projects.

DEN NIEUWEN HELDER: City Sphere Den Helder at Kunsthal45 (nl) 06.2015

CIVIC PRIDE: City Sphere Bijlmer at CBK zuidoost (nl) 03.11 - 10.12. 2016

AURA: City Sphere Turku  at B-Galleria Turku (fin)    10.2016                                SPHERES: dance/painting performance with Marjan Raar at Barker Theater  10.2016 Performance on Vimeo

ISOLA: City Sphere Milan & Painters Club at VIR Viafarini Milan (I). 01.2017

PLATFORM ONE: City Sphere of trainplatform A'dam Zuid at Art Chapel (nl) 04.2018

KNSM: City Sphere KNSM district at Loods 6 (nl) 09.2018

Later on in Berlin, Brussels and more districts of Amsterdam.

Click here for catalogue City Spheres Gallery BMB solo presentation (9MB)

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ONDERWEG & City Sphere KNSM 21.09-30.09.2018

Visual Art meets tango. In ten days I will paint in the exhibition space  my next City Sphere KNSM.A full program of artist talks and tango activities. Opening 21.09.2018 5-7 pm Bagegehal

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INSIDEOUT Panorama   8.06.2018 - 27.08.2018

Community Art: Painting a round 'landscape of moods' with a new psychiatric community. During Leeuwarden Cultural Capital of Europe. Due to secces extended till 26.08. See under BLOG. IOP Vimeo

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Schwarzmalen3 ArtChapel 20,21,22.43.2018

About painting and the relation between crowdfunding and creating. I made City Sphere Platform One

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ARTI SALON 2017 01.12.2017 - 07.01.2018  arti.nl                                                          OUD en NIEUW  22.10.2017-21.12.2017 Museum Waterland

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CITY SPHERES PROJECT 16.09 - 28.10.2017

solo exhibition at Galerie BMB/Jonkergouw KunstWerk, Kerkstraat 129A, Amsterdam Opening 16.09.2017 with performance Marjan Raar (nl/fin) see expo

City Spheres Talk 7.10.2017.  An interactive talk about the Genius Loci as Social Capital of the urban district, with Drs. Renée Hartog, initiator NDSM Eva de Klerk and Baukje Spaltro.

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ENGAGE Public School    9 - 20.10.2017

For social engagement in artistic research, curated by Viafarini DOCVA in corporation with Sunugal, click here for ENGAGE.


ARTIST HIGHLIGHTED    29.09.2017 at 5 pm

Life interview with Baukje Spaltro about her work at Arti et Amcitiae, Amsterdam. click here

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SALON 2016   23 december 2016 - 15 january 2017

New 'Finnish' work. Opening 23.10.2016  from 7 pm. www.arti.nl

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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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NHBNL     9 october - 27 november 2016

Noord-Holland Biënnale (NHBNL) Zandzakken voor de deur!  Opening 9.10.2016 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 (nl).  www.openstal.nl

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H-LAB artist in residency   february 2016

In 28 days I painted City Sphere Bijlmer: CIVIC PRIDE. Open Studio 28.02.2015  12 am - 6 pm at H-LAB: Heesterveld 71, Amsterdam Zuidoos.  Presentation 3.11 - 10.12.2016 at CBK Zuidoost 

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MULTI SOLO SIZE MATTERS, Enschede    3.12.2015 - 7.02. 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)         6.12.2015 - 10.01.2016

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       25.11.2015 - 5.07.2016

THE PROMISED LAND part of the 'Imaging The New Eurasia Project' at the exhibition Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities. imaginingneweurasia.org


CACC - Centro Arte Contemporanea Cittadella

Manifestation and Group show  'Oggi é tutto molto strano' (Today every-thing is very strange). Centro Arte Contemporanea Cittadella (IT) opening 10.10.2015 finissage 8.11.2015. 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 29.08.2015 between 5 and 7 pm.  ARTIST TALK   26.09 between 5 and 7 pm.   read more  



PANORAMA    2 october - 4 november 2015

Panorama paintings by Baukje Spaltro at Ateliers Westerdok.  Artdiner  2.10.2015 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 8.09.2015 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   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) 12.07 - 24.08.2014
Op Reis - Id Collectief - Hamme (B) 16 november - 21 december 2014


2000 Maniacs! The Big Instant Painting Show 9 -11.10.2014

a painting project curated by Lorenza Boisi and Andrea Bruciati  at  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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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 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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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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