Felix Aarts

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Hometown:'s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Current City:New York, NY
Education:BFA, Royal Conservatory The Hague
MFA, Pratt Institute New York
Medium:Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Video
Exhibitions:AMILEA, 2013, DeKalb Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Curating For A Cause, 2013, The Bishop, Brooklyn, NY
Excavation / Artifact, 2012, Ed. Varie Gallery, New York, NY
Schilderen, 2011, Galerie Goirle, Goirle (NL)
Bench, 2009, ICZ-Leipzig, Leipzig (GR)
Artist Statement:
In my work I am setting up a reality that seems at the first glance to confuse rather then to charm, but spent more time with, one can be attracted or distracted by it. I want to engage with painting in a way that has a value in the intellect yet leaving freedom for the childlike careless way of looking at painting without the burden of history. I am tapping into unknown territory where the mind and the eye seem to be in perfect harmony with the unbalanced reality.

Dutch artist Felix Aarts graduated from the Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands with a BFA in Ballet. He has been engaged by companies such as the State Opera Ballet Berlin, the Ballet du Rhin and the Leipzig Ballet, dancing many soloist roles. In 2009 he joined the studio program at the Strykejernet Art School in Oslo, Norway. In 2013 he graduated from Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY with an MFA in Painting. Felix Aarts has been working as a visual artist, choreographer, photographer and performer, his work has been included in group and solo shows internationally.
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