Breathe in, Breed out, 2018
neon
111 x 20 cm

Breathe in, Breed out, 2018
neon
111 x 20 cm

tegenboschvanvreden, Art Rotterdam 2017
Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Shaping the Immaterial, 2017
marble, wax aquarel, mahony wood
30 x 50 x 50 cm

tegenboschvanvreden, Art Rotterdam 2017
Rotterdam, NL, installation view

tegenboschvanvreden, Art Rotterdam 2017
Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Left Right Right Right, 2013 - 2017
HD video, 14'
Art Rotterdam Open Air 2017, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Une Perruche, 2016
neon, cable, transformer
95 x 23 cm

Stealth of a Parrot, 2016
MSSNDCLRCQ, Brussels, BE, installation view

Time is on our Side, 2014
HD video, 34'23''
Algemene Studies/Etudes Générales, 2014 - 2015, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Algemene Studies/Etudes Générales, 2014 - 2015
P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Algemene Studies/Etudes Générales, 2014 - 2015
P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Lost Valley, 2016
printed and framed photographs with etched glass
127.5 x 98 cm

Lost Valley 1, 2016
printed and framed photograph with etched glass
127.5 x 98 cm

Lost Valley 3, 2016
printed and framed photograph with etched glass
127.5 x 98 cm

Lost Valley 5, 2016
printed and framed photograph with etched glass
127.5 x 98 cm

Second Thoughts, 2015, series of 12 pieces
red copper
dimensions variable

Second Thoughts, 2015, series of 12 pieces
red copper
dimensions variable

tegenboschvanvreden, Art Cologne 2016
Cologne, DE, installation view

Entartet no. 16 (Oskar Kokoschka, Die Freunde), 2015
white lime pigments on raw linen
102 x 150 cm

Entartet no. 11 (Wassily Kandinsky, Die Kreuzform), 2015
white lime pigments on raw linen
52 x 42 cm

Entartet no. 9 (Oskar Schlemmer, Konzentrische Gruppe), 2015
white lime pigments on raw linen
97.5 x 62 cm

930°c, 2014
various metals, foam and wood
6.5 x 6 x 6 cm

Third Rail, 2013
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL, installation view

Third Rail, 2013
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL, installation view

Third Rail, 2013
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL, installation view

Third Rail, 2013
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL, installation view

A historic structure for a structural history, 2013
550 x 310 x 220 cm

Ex:3, № 1, 2013
painted neon tubes, cables, transformers
ca. 300 x 200 cm

Comb no. 5, 2010 - 2013
offset prints
99.1 x 63.5 x variabel cm

Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2013
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL, installation view

biography

The work of Chaim van Luit has a strong performative character. Everyday experiences and observations form the basis for a process in which intuition plays an important role. The use of unexpected materials and elements from his immediate surroundings directly connects his work with the tradition that leads from Duchamp, through Dada, to conceptual art. Van Luit’s work not only refers to Modernist traditions and history but is also strongly connected to the context of current events and his personal interpretation of those events. It always resonates the connection between artistic production, a socio-political context and the contingency of creating new meanings. Van Luit brings up current issues in a modest way. Without taking up any particular moral position the artist plays enticingly with relevant and sometimes controversial subject matter.

Chaim van Luit was born in 1985, in Heerlen, NL. He graduated from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2011 and was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy from 2013 to 2015. Van Luit had solo shows at P////////AKT, Amsterdam (2014, NL); Workshop Gallery, Beirut (2014, LB); Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2013, NL), and has been nominated for various awards. His work was part of group shows a.o. at GEM, Museum for Contemporary Art in The Hague (2019, NL); Whitehouse Gym, Lovenjoel (2019, BE);  Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam (2019, 2018, NL); Les Brasseurs, Liège (2018, BE); Kasteel Oud Rekem, Oud Rekem (2018, BE); Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou (2018, BE); Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen (2018, NL); Schunck, Heerlen (2018, 2017, 2015, 2011, NL);  Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2017, 2015, 2014, NL); Van Eyck – Marres – Bureau Europa, Maastricht (2017, NL); Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles (2017, FR); NAP, Amsterdam (2017, NL); Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2016, NL);  Nest, The Hague (2015, NL); Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2015, NL); P/////AKT, Amsterdam (2014, NL); Marres, Maastricht (2014, NL); International Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam (2013, NL). Chaim van Luit’s work is present in public and private collections within the Netherlands and abroad.

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gallery exhibitions
November 24, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Solo
June 3 - August 16, 2017
Group
January 15 - February 25, 2017
Group
January 16 - February 13, 2016
Group
September 11 - October 11, 2014
Solo
January 11 - March 1, 2014
Group
May 2 - June 22, 2013
Group
March 16 - April 20, 2013
Solo