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Marcus Gurke


b.1996 Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Lives in Antwerp, BE

Working in Tilburg and The Hague, NL

''In my work I research the space that contingency has within the use of chosen materials. My actions and operation as an artist also play a major role in the creation of the work. What direct influences do I have as a maker and what are the things I don’t want anything to do with? Contingency is key and I rely on my desires for esthetics, beauty and peace for the work I create. 


The different ways of applying the paint, dilution, time, gravity and contingency produce different results in the works. In many works I establish a connection with my environment.


In my current work, the importance of the environment in which the work is created is increasingly apparent. The influence of the environment is important on my condition as an artist and is a direct reflection on the work. During research and creation of the work new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.''

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''Marcus Gurke schildert vurig in een stijl die niet kiest tussen realistisch en abstract''. -NRC

''Marcus Gurke is in zijn schilderijen deze wereld aan het ontdekken.

Op eigen wijze zoekt hij in de haast nihilistische verbeelden en colorisme naar betekenisgeving.'' -Boudewijn Korsmit


2020 - 2021 / Minor Arts & Humanity 

2018 - 2022 / Bachelor Fine Arts,  AKV|St.Joost, Breda, NL

2014 - 2017 / Graphic Design, Radius, Breda, NL

Coming up

2023 - 24 aug - 1 okt. / Group exhibition, Galerie De Ploegh, Amersfoort, NL


Selected exhibitions

2023 / Group exhibition ''θερμοπληξία', Heraklion, Crete, GR

2022 / Group exhibition ''Stedelijke Kunstenaars VIII'', S-Hertogenbosch, NL

2022 / Group exhibition ''Zone'', ''Now Show 2022'', St.Joost, Breda, NL

2022 / Group exhibition ''De kogel is door de kerk'', Cultuurnacht, Lutherse Kerk, Breda, NL

2022 / Concert ''Inside of a Piano Tableaux"composed by Marin Alexander, Manhattan, New York, USA

2022 / Art market ''Create for Ukraine'', Breda, NL

2022 / Group exhibition ''Wegens omstandigheden is er momenteel nog geen titel’',  De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL

2021 / Group exhibition ''Best Before'', Breda, NL

2020 / Group manifestation and show moment, Breda, NL

2020 / Group manifestation and show moment, Breda, NL

2019 / Group manifestation and show moment, Breda, NL

Selected press

2022 / NRC Cultuur, Dirk Limburg

2022 / Brabants Dagblad, Robèrt van Linth

2022 / Class of 2022, Avans

2022 / Lost Painters, Niek Hendrix

2022 / Kunst blijft een raadsel, Paul Voors


2023 / Artists Residency, Heraklion, Crete, GR

2022 / Artists Residency, Eindhoven, NL

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