gerard van der horst

(wolvega, nl, 1955)

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after his study at the academy minerva in groningen (nl) gerard van der horst always was  painting and drawing besides his other activities for earning his living.

his style always was minimalistic.

in the beginning he made monochrome painitngs; later he especially focused on small size drawings mostly in series. 

for his drawings he uses pencil, ink, gouache of charcoal on paper.

his work is based on questions like:

how to develop linear movement?

where to place lines and how to connect them?

how to shape a meaningful visual situation?

he connects to fields of interest like geometry, architecture, contemporary classical music, shamanism and daoism. 

gerard van der horst

born in 1955 in wolvega (nl).

lives and works in amsterdam (nl).


1983-1988 academy minerva, groningen (nl).

graduated in painting and drawing.

teachers who inspired him a lot were johan van oord and marten hendriks.

1978-1982 philosophy and art history at rijksuniversiteit groningen (nl).

1973-1977 library and documentatin academy groningen (nl).


solo and group exhibitions among others:

in the netherlands in amersfoort, amsterdam, eefde, groningen, den haag, den helder, hilversum en utrecht

in germany in rockenhausen

in hungary in budapest

in poland in ostrowiec and kielce

in the united states in new haven (ct)

gallery 9 presents works of gerard van der horst since 2014

2022 trio exhibition with gabriël barlag and johannes karman in the gallery 

2022 summer exhibition in the gallery

2022 ‘after art fair’ exhibition in the gallery

2022 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2022 spring exhibition in the gallery

2021 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2021 summer exhibition in the gallery

2015 summer exhibition in the gallery

art fairs

gallery 9 presents since 2021 works of gerard van der horst on art fairs:

kunstrai | art amsterdam 2021 and 2022 in rai, amsterdam (nl)


- the drawing collection

  1. -geoform


- ‘a 4 basics’ by gerard van der horst, 2022, 26 p.

  1. -‘architectuur van de innerlijke ruimte’, report artist in residence 2018, post erasmuslaan 5 / asnova architecture, utrecht, self-published, 2020

  2. -‘in een lege ruimte iets doen’ interview by heidi vandamme, yoga international magazine, feb. 2020


works of gerard van der horst are represented in several private art collections and in:

  1. -irena hochman & tadeusz mylowski collection, national museum, lublin (pl)

  2. -kunstcollectie svb zaandam