The focus in Bob Eikelboom’s practice is often characterised by striking imagery, but it is primarily about the interspace; an interlude wherein meaning is given to a range of possibilities and combinations, the point that is susceptible to multiple interpretations. This language speaks of the gap between culture and its codes, from high to low. There is always something behind the work that is not revealed on the surface. We are never sure if the image gives us satisfaction or makes us critical.
Bob Eikelboom (1991, NL) studied at Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (2008-2012) and Royal College of Art, London (2015-2017). In 2014 he won the Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting. His work is currently on view in De meest eigentijdse (the most contemporary picture show), Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht. Eikelboom recently had a three-man show Making Money for my Friends, at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. His work is part of the collections of the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht and the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.