Age: 65
Hometown: utrecht
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Sparkling as pirate, acrylic on panel 30 x 21 cm

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Swinger
Smoker Yes
Drinker Yes
Education Grad / professional school
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyWalking in this landscape Rob Arbouw's black series of paintings, of black-grounded portraits of figures unknown, of figures reminiscent of a once-known mythology, perhaps Toltec or Tibetan or Druid or African. The black might be an actualisation of his father, who was a miner, and of the mystery of fatherhood; the colours a glowing forth of life forces, an energetic arborescence of surprise and chance.
Interestschildren, nature,
Musicambient, classic, pop, rock, free-jazz and a lot more
Filmsandrey tarkowsky, paradnjanov, jim jarmusch, derek jarman, tarantino and a lot more
BooksKafka, Musil, Camus, Freud, Emma and CG Jung, Steiner, Beuys, Joyce, Plato (Socrates), Margerite Duras, Rilke, Handke
HeroesJoseph Beuys


CURRICULUM VITAE ROB ARBOUW Born: 20 - 9 - 1953 Heerlen Education: 1965 - 1972 High School (diplom) 1972 - 1978 Stadsacademie voor Toegepaste Kunsten; Monumental Forms, grafic and painting. Maastricht (diplom) 1978 - 1979 P D B 2000-2001 DTP / html / Typographic (diplom) Exhibitions 1984 Exhibition in the Koninklijk Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam 1985 Exhibition galerie Inge Schrofer, Amsterdam (solo) 1987 Installations Leeuwarden 1988 Installations Schuwirth & Van Noorden,Maastricht (solo) Exhibition Museum Zonnehof, Amersfoort ‘Kunst en het meisje achter de kassa’ 1992 ExhibitionKasteel Hernen, Gelderland ‘Icon - assemblys in a bizantian context’ (solo) 1994 Exhibition ‘Begane grond’ Utrecht ExhibitionCBK, Utrecht (solo) 1996 Exhibition ‘De Salon’, Centraal Museum, Utrecht 1997 Exhibition ‘Under my skin’ Artis, Den bosch Exhibition Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam (solo) 1998 Exhibition ‘Zien is geloven’, St.Bavo , De Vishal, Haarlem ‘De Salon’ Centraal Museum, Utrecht 1999 Assistentance restauration 'Het Schip ' Centraal Museum Utrecht 2002/2003 Exhibition De Salon, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht 2005/2006/2007 Exhibition Realisme 5. Amsterdam Stipends: 1988 Projectstipend prov. Utrecht 1992 Projectstipend prov. Utrecht 1995 - 1999 Stipend from the Dutch Gouvernment Work in Collections: In Thailand, Zwitserland, Duitsland, USA Frankrijk, Spanje, Belgium and the "Dutch Lowlands" Companies:ABN-AMRO - A'dam, ING-group - A'dam; AEX-effectenbeurs - A'dam Representation and stock: Galery Negenpuntnegen, Roeselare, Belgium Galery Besselaar, Utrecht, the Netherlands Galery Demedici, Nunspeet, the Netherlands Art-trader Bas Meyer, Utrecht, the Netherlands Galery Het Wed, Utrecht, the Netherlands Oudwijkerdwarsstr 13 3581 la Utrecht Atelier"De Ruimte" Utrechtseweg 38/40, 3704HD, Zeist, the Netherlands tf 31 + (0)30 2518489 31 + (0)6 18748284

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Great works !!! Purple Snow

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Hi Glimlach! Very interesting works.I meet Andrey Tarkovsky in 79-80,hi was great.Alla


Really enjoyed looking at your work! Thanks. Bud C


Hallo Utrecht hier Zwolle. De werken gebaseerd op de middel eeuwen spreken me het meest aan. Groeten Arie

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Hi glimlach, nice work. I like your Assemblys gallery the most.


Hi there! Love the use of colours in your work. Your paintings are really beautiful.


Hi, welcome to this website. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Your paintings are beautiful, bright colors and eye catching compositions. Visit my site when you get a chance.


glimlach, i really enjoyed your assemblages and especially " miners granddaughter 6" Lenke


Like the black paintings - dark and mestirious! Lidia


You have many different looks. All is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Robbie.


Greetings...nice coloursections...


I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey




Goed werk Anita Dielen !!!


Hi you left a message about one of my horse murals that its back budds a bit small! can you ellaborate?


Beautiful I love your art


Je black paintings zien er goed uit. Over de verkoop kan ik het volgende zeggen. Ik heb nu 8 jaar een eigen site gemiddeld komen daar 10.000 mensen per dag op! en de verkoop is nauwlijks iets! ook ben ik aangesloten bij 54 verkoop adressen op de web en die hebben nog nooit iets verkocht van my Ik maak me geen illusie over verkoop via het net en zie het meer als een reklame en als een samenkomst van andere kunstenaars. Verkoop op de net zijn verkooppraatjes verder niets. Maar ik mag niet klagen mijn werk komt over de hele wereld en ik heb genoeg contacten zodat ik er een mooi bestaan aan over hou. Ik blijf werken vanuit mijn hart en ziel en dat is kennelijk een goede richting. Groetjes vanuit een bloedheet curacao John


Alice in wonderland:-) beautiful little girl honest congratulation! I enjoyed browing your profile, it will take a little time to watch all dakini