1959 · Netherlands
Best known for his recurring motif of large circles, or polka dots, Klaas Kloosterboer uses painting, sculpture, installation, video, and photography to express his artistic voice. By way of abstract painting, Kloosterboer’s pieces can also consist of dresses on hangers, cardboard boxes, and desk chairs. Using doubt as a motive for his artistic practice, Kloosterboer also supplements his art with research and inventions.
Born in Noord/Zuid Schermer in 1959, Klaas Kloosterboer attended the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten from 1979 to 1983. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
Klaas Kloosterboer’s works have been appreciated the world over, and can be found in private collections in Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Additionally, his works are in the public collections of numerous Dutch institutions such as the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Stedelijk Museum, Friesmuseum, Leeuwarden, Centraal Museum, Textiel Museum, Delta Lloyd Groep, PTT Telecom Collectie, Westfriesgasthuis, and The Mind’s Eye.