zaterdag 11 december 2010

Restrike exhibition at Bethel University Galleries

Karin Bos is invited to participate in the group show RESTRIKE curated by Jeff Wetzig at Olson Gallery, Bethel University Galleries in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Address: 3900 Bethel Drive, St Paul, MN 55112. open: mon-fri 9am-8pm and sat-sun 11 am-6pm. 16 September - 19 December 2010.

Artists include: Karin Bos, Wanda Ewing, Jon Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Alysia Kaplan.

Karin Bos, Spygirls # 1, # 2, # 3, screenprint on silk, 2009
Text from the accompanying essay
“Against Simultaneity”
written by Camille Washington, Curatorial Fellow, Walker Art Center.
…...... The small triptych of outlined children delicately mounted in wooden embroidery rings by Karin Bos is a striking set of illustrations that hint at more than what appears. The presentation, which all but begs for a closer examination of the works, gives the impression of something vaguely nostalgic and familiar but that is ultimately more mysterious. Framed by apparatuses used to hold undulating needlepoint canvases taut, the smoothness of the silk and ink are curious. Surely the tension they are meant to support can be found elsewhere. Bos confuses the ornamental, the graphical and the surreal in a way that is amplified by the texture and repurposing of materials.
.....

zaterdag 21 augustus 2010

ABOUT HER, group show with Karin Bos in Dortmund

Karin Bos, Showgirl 29, oil on canvas, 18 x 23 cm, 2003



ABOUT HER

group show

15. - 25. September

participating artists:

Karin Bos
Cindy Sherman
Julie Verhoeven
Eva Berendes
Valérie Mréjen

Temporary exhibition room DCORM
Rheinische Strasse 27
Dortmund
Germany

(U-Bahn Westentor)

Open:
Tuesday-Friday 11'-19', Saturday-Sunday 14'-19'


Finissage-Party 25. September

www.about-her.de

Read here about the exhibition: About Her

vrijdag 23 juli 2010

Showgirls (small)

Showgirl 38
In 2000 I painted my first Showgirl. It triggered a whole series and became a recurrent theme for four years. The images in this blog post are all small pieces, sized 23 x 18 cm, oil on canvas, from 2003. They are available for purchase. For inquiries send an e-mail to karinbos@xs4all.nl
Showgirl 3

Showgirl 7

Showgirl 18

Showgirl 19

Showgirl 22

Showgirl 26

Showgirl 27

Showgirl 29

Showgirl 33

Showgirl 34

Showgirl 35

Showgirl 37

donderdag 22 juli 2010

Illustrations for children's book on Erasmus

 Several illustrations: proposals for a children's book about the famous humanist Erasmus, written by Jonneke van Wierst, as part of an educational book series.
Cover illustration by Karin Bos for children's book 'Master Erasmus'.
Illustration by Karin bos for children's book 'Master Erasmus': the book burning.

Illustration by Karin bos for children's book 'Master Erasmus': Kathryn refuses to eat because she doesn't want to get married.

Illustration by Karin bos for children's book 'Master Erasmus': Cross-eyed monk Jodocus brings a secret letter to Kathryn.

Illustration by Karin bos for children's book 'Master Erasmus': It's summer and Peter goes on a field trip with his horse to escape his problems.

Illustration by Karin bos for children's book 'Master Erasmus': Katryn is becoming the bride of Christ against the will of her father.

maandag 7 juni 2010

Heksenkring

A lino cut was the starting point for these pieces;
Karin Bos, Heksenkring, Lino cut on ceramics, glazed, and mushroom oil paintings, 2007


The Ritual, lino cut on silk and watercolor on paper, 2007, collection Erasmus University, Rotterdam


Karin Bos, Jerichoo, lino cut and embroidery on silk and wood cut on paper, 2008


Karin Bos, Ghostdance, lino cut and embroidery on silk and watercolor on paper, 2008, private collection Dortmund, Germany



Karin Bos, lino cut and porcelain painting on vases, 2009, Left vase: collection Latvian Artists Union, Zvartava Castle, Latvia, Right vase: private collection, the Netherlands

Karin Bos, Untitled, lino cut, watercolour and charcoal on paper, 2008-12
Karin Bos, The Circle, linocut on paper, 33 x 60 cm, 2012

Childhood

Karin Bos, Give me your toys!, oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2005, Collection Delta LLoyd, Amsterdam

This is just a random selection which shows that childhood plays an important role in my work.

Karin Bos, The Boxer, oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2005, Private Collection, Groningen
Karin Bos, Untitled, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2009, private collection Amstelveen

Karin Bos, Sleeping beauty, watercolor on paper, 2010

Karin Bos, Demolition girl, oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm, 2010, private collection Leiden

Karin Bos, Going underground 3, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2010

Karin Bos, Marching girls 2, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2010

Karin Bos, Marching girls, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2010, private collection, the Netherlands

Karin Bos, Tree girl, acrylics on paper, 35 x 45 cm, 2011

Karin Bos, Circle, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2011, Collection CBK Groningen

Karin Bos, Slightly creepy camping site 7, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2011, collection DELA

Karin Bos, Snow storm 2, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2011, private collection

Karin Bos, Shifting view 2, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2011
on view at CODA Museum 5 Nov 2017 - 4 March 2018

Karin Bos, The lake, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2011
on view at CODA Museum 5 Nov 2017 - 4 March 2018 


Karin Bos, Queensday Fairyqueen, watercolor on paper, 102 x 66 cm, 2012

The Frog, watercolor on paper, 38 x 28 cm, 2012, Collection CBK Groningen

Karin Bos, Shelter, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2012


Karin Bos, Copycat girl, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2004

Karin Bos, Testosteron rules!, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2004, private collection the Netherlands


Karin Bos, Rule #2: Never listen to grown-ups, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2004


Karin Bos, Muurtje, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2006

Karin Bos, Driving by 3, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2006


Karin Bos, Doll abuse, charcoal and watercolor on paper, 102 x 66 cm, 2006, collection Teylers Museum Haarlem, the Netherlands

Karin Bos, Kring, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2006, private collection the Netherlands

Karin Bos, Boxer, pencil on paper, 25 x 20 cm, 2006, private collection the Netherlands
Karin Bos, 3 girls dancing on a roof, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2005

Karin Bos, Boyscouts, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2007
on view at CODA Museum 5 Nov 2017 - 4 March 2018 

Karin Bos, Spyglasses 2, oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm, 2007, collection Akzo Nobel

Karin Bos, Waitingroom, oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm, 2007

Karin Bos, Slightly creepy camping site 5, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2008

Karin Bos, Snow storm, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2008

Karin Bos, Spyglasses 3, oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm, 2008
collection CODA Museum

Karin Bos, Toe fiddler, oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm, 2008

Karin Bos, untitled (Spy girls), screenprint, watercolour, pencil on paper, 25 x 20 cm, 2008
Karin Bos, Flower girl, pencil on paper, 34 x 20 cm, 2012

Karin Bos, The Lab, aquarel, gouache en houtskool op papier, 66 x 102 cm, 2012
Karin Bos, Snowstorm, potlood, pastel en gouache op papier, 35 x 42 cm, 2012
Karin Bos, Flower girl, olieverf op doek, 100 x 70 cm, 2013
Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 1, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, 66 x 102 cm, 2013.

Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 2, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, 66 x 102 cm, 2013.
Recently my parents cleaned up their attic and gave me their slide files. I wondered what to do with this huge archive of my childhood. The two watercolours titled Childhood Scenes are the result. It shows my parents, my younger sister and I, back in the sixties and seventies.
Here are some details:

Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 1, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, here's my little sister and I in the snow. 

Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 1, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, I'm playing on the beach.
Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 2, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, I'm climbing a tree.
Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 1, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, my mother and I.

Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 2, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, my father and I.

Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 2, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, my father and I.
Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 1, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, my mother, my little sister and I walking in the woods.
Karin Bos, Childhood scenes 1, watercolour gouache and pencil on paper, detail, 2013, this is my little sister showing her pet which was an albino guinea pig.

Karin Bos, Gebroken Wit series, gouache on paper, 24 x 32 cm each, 2014

Karin Bos, Red Army, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2015
on view at CODA Museum 5 Nov 2017 - 4 March 2018 
Karin Bos, The Collector, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2015, collection DELA
Karin Bos, Ghost town, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2015
on view at CODA Museum 5 Nov 2017 - 4 March 2018 
Karin Bos, Watercrusher, oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2014
Karin Bos, Safe Haven, watercolour on paper, 66 x 102 cm, 2011
Karin Bos, Heksenkring, ceramics / oil on canvas, 130 x 150 cm, 2007
Karin Bos, Fairyqueen 2, oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm, 2005
Karin Bos, Dress code, screenprint on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 2001
Karin Bos, Spygirls & Boysouts, screenprint /watercolour on silk, 17 x 17 cm, 2009
Karin Bos, Doll abuse 2, gouache and pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm incl frame, 2016

Karin Bos, Red Army 2, oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm, 2016
on view at CODA Museum 5 Nov 2017 - 4 March 2018