work


johannes karman is fascinated by natural light.

the light changes all the time and is connected to the time.

that time never ends and changes renewing itself constantly.

the changes in the time cause the changes in light.

movement by illumination.

the effects of light and shade.

watching nature the light is giving structure in the time.

the light is an universal energy and can manifest itself in different moods.

in his abstract work johannes karman examins the effects of light on surfaces, reliefs, treatments and on colours.

he is not looking for spectacularity but he makes us in a calm and silent way aware of the daily light that we see and record without thinking.

 


johannes karman


born in 1936 in kortgene in zeeland (nl).

lives and workes at present both in oosterbeek (nl) and nice (fr).



education


johannes karman attended graphic techniques in rotterdam, in utrecht the academie artibus and model drawing at the rotterdam academy (what after more than 10 years became the basis for his untill now choosen theme ‘light’.)

to immerse himself in this he followed a study of the old classic italian technique in the photographic fine art.

this did not prevent him to choose the abstraction after establishment in france.



exhibitions


since many years johannes karman exhibits in the netherlands and france in galleries, and other locations for contemporary art.


gallery 9 presents his work since 2010:

2018 summer exhibition in the gallery

2018 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2018 winter exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on art the hague, fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

2017 summer exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2017 late spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 early spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on rotterdam contemporary art fair in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)

2017 winter exhibition in the gallery

2016 seasons holidays exhibition in the gallery

2016 duo exhibition with anjeliek blaauw in the gallery

2016 presentation on art the hague in fokkerhall, the hague (nl)

2016 summer exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2016 spring exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal,

rotterdam (nl)

2015 summer exhibition in the gallery

2015 after art fairs exhibition in the gallery

2015 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2015 presentation on art breda on chasséveld in breda (nl)

2015 presentation on rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal,

rotterdam (nl)

2014 summer exhibition in the gallery

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 on kunstrai, amsterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 on art breda, breda (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 on raw art fair, rotterdam (nl)

2014 raw art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee exhibition 25 years gallery 9 in the gallery

2013 trio exhibition with saskia van der made and frans vendel

2013 summer exhibition in the gallery

2013 presentation on kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2013 presentation on art 2013 in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)

2013 presentation on raw art fair in warehouse santos, rotterdam (nl)

2013 reopening exhibition in the gallery on the new address of the gallery at

        keizersgracht 548 in amsterdam (nl)

2012 summer exhibition in the gallery

2011 summer exhibition in the gallery

2010 presentation on affordable art fair in westerfasfabriek, amsterdam (nl)

2010 duo exhibition with herman van der made

2010 summer exhibition



art fairs


works of johannes karman are presented by gallery 9 on:

affordable art fair 2010 in westergasfabriek in amsterdam (nl)

art 2013 in jaarbeurs utrecht in utrecht (nl)

art breda 2015 on chasséveld in breda (nl)

art the hague 2017 and 2016 in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

kunstrai 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2013 in rai, amsterdam (nl)

raw art fair 2014 in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

raw art fair 2013 in warehouse santos, rotterdam (nl)

rotterdam contemporary 2016 and 2015 in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

rotterdam contemporary 2017 in wtc, rotterdam (nl)


 

collections


works of johannes karman are part of several collections of companies and private persons in foreign countries and in the netherlands.