Berry Sanders
Painter

Painting allows me to think. To paint is to get to grips with reality. I like the words of Francis Bacon who, if I remember this correctly said that painting is not about the illustration of reality but about depicting a condensed form of reality. In my opinion the true significance of a painting does not lie outside the human universe but exists somewhere in the domain of shared human experience. The idea that there are painted spaces…sometimes randomly found, but the very fact that these spaces have common ground between individuals is very appealing to me.

“The use of a wide range in size of the brushes in Berry Sanders ‘ work produces significant differences in detail and that adds to the dynamics of the image. Peacefully observing these images is a challenge. The eye is constantly torn  between the immediate surface and the suggested depth. Perception pinches, because there is a clear tension between the different layers in which some-times a single swipe can suggest a painted space”.

– Essay by Elisabeth Schreuder, Art Historian, August 2009

 

 

Berry Sanders, Rotterdam, 1971

Education

Kunstacademie St.Joost, Breda

Radboud University, Nijmegen

Strabrecht College, Geldrop

 

Exhibitions

Academisch Genootschap Eindhoven, june – august 2019

Grenswerk, van Abbehuis, Eindhoven, december 2016 -januari 2017

Flipside, Eindhoven, november – december 2015

Bart Kunst in Huis, Nijmegen, oktober 2013

‘Spilliaert Ostend Blues Blues’, April- August 2012, Ostend (BE), galerie Theobald’s Boothuisje

5th anniversary Galerie Bart, 31 March-5 May 2012, Amsterdam (NL)

Zweigstelle Berlin (DE), 31 March-29 April 2012

Rotary Art Fair Eindhoven, 30, 31 March and 1 April 2012

Art Walk Eindhoven, galerie van de Water, december 2011

‘Preview Berlin’, presentatie galerie Bart, 8-11 sept. 2011

‘From different corners’, paperworks – artists from international galleries 2011. Düsseldorf, Vienna, Prague, Strassbourg.

Berry Sanders, Myra de Vries, Niels Helmink & René Kuipers, Bart Kunst in Huis, Nijmegen,  march – may 2011

Berry Sanders, Galerie van de Water, Eindhoven, 11 september t/m 24 oktober 2010

Oostende Cultuurstad van Vlaanderen 2010, “Licht aan de zee”, Galerie Theobald’s Boothuisje,

april-augustus 2010 Select Media Festival 8, Super Bad Ass Show, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago (US)

Montanus5, Dicksmuide (B), november 2009

 ‘Tales from the Bubble’, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago (US), november 2009

Galerie Peninsula, Eindhoven, september-oktober 2009

Saekkers, Eindhoven, june 2009

Strijp X, Eindhoven, march 2009

‘Verstand van Smaak’, Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven, februari 2009

Grenswerk, Flipside, Eindhoven, november 2008

Salon XI NBKS, Breda, november 2008

Werkperiode Tripkau (D), august 2008

Muzelinck, Oss, july 2008

NEP, The Living Room, Amsterdam, march 2008

NEP, Galerie Peninsula, Eindhoven, november 2007

Galerie Bart, Amsterdam, april 2007

Bibliotheek Dommeldal, Mierlo, februari 2007

Around the world in 80 questions, global mobile exhibition oktober 2006

Galerie de Kunstkamer, Hoogeloon, oktober 2006

RotoSmeets GrafiServices Eindhoven, august 2006

Editfestival Strijp-S, Eindhoven june 2006

Bart Kunst in Huis – Nijmegen, may 2006

Hier 2 – Krabbedans/MU, Eindhoven, januari 2006

Gelregaleries st. Eusebiuskerk, Arnhem, march 2005

Bart Kunst in Huis, Nijmegen, januari 2005

Remy van Ulden, Geldrop, november 2004

Graduation Show St. Joost, Breda, juni 2004