Willem Weismann
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1977. Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

It is from a contemporary world characterized by excess and waste that Willem Weismann draws the subject matter for his work in painting. Environments, buildings, characters, events and objects are elements that appear on the canvases, combined in a fragmented way and rendered in strong colours. Rather than represent a reality, the artist creates narratives where characters and objects have no relation with the context from which they were removed.


The paintings of Willem Weismann, who began exhibiting in 2001, can be considered as a kind of archaeology of contemporary society and human progress, drawing attention to its material manifestations, rescuing them from oblivion.


There is also a form of economy in the work of the artist, who includes in painting 
elements from the work process itself. All is integrated in the composition, the canvas is used as palette, remnants of paint and marks of cleaned brushes accumulate on the surface of the work.

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2019
Down to Earth, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2017
Flashback cont’d, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
waiting for good news, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, Portugal.
2016
Basement Odyssey (Zabludowicz Invites), Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom.
Moonblinking, Cabin Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2015
Alphabet Soup, Nunnery Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2014
Artists in residence, Vincent van Gogh Huis, Zundert, Netherlands .
2013
Chaîne Opératoire, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
2011
Pieces of What, Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
2010
Gelders Balkon 7, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Motif motif, Fold Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2009
Hermetisch, Galerie Bart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Desperate Man Cafe, Hayward Concrete Cafe, London, United Kingdom.
2007
Nieuw New Amsterdam, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2006
The Candle in the Boot, Privé Domein, Deurne, The Netherlands.
Wensput, 404 Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy.
Group Exhibitions (selection)
2019
PAREIDOLIA, Space Station & Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2016
Sampler, Arcade Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Summer Mix 2016, Turps Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Secret European Studio, ArthouSE1, London, United Kingdom.
Rosina#0, Limone Space, London, United Kingdom.
Lust for Life, We Like Art, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
DiepZwart, Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
2015
East London painting Prize, Bow Arts Rum factory, London, United Kingdom.
2014
Artists at Art Brussels, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
2013
Speak, Clown!, Fold Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
****, Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton, United Kingdom.
2012
Hello and Goodbye, 17-25 Cremer Street, London, United Kingdom.
shapes and forces, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
Détours, Wimbledon Space, London, United Kingdom.
New Year’s Resolution, Gallery Desaga, Cologne, Germany.
2011
Get the papers, get the papers, Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London, United Kingdom.
What’s Up! – De jongste schilderkunst in Nederland, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Asbestos Curtain, Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London, United Kingdom.
Primitive Accumulation, Fold Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2010
You Are Here, NL – The Dutch Cultural Pop Up Space, London, United Kingdom.
Drawings Coats and Hindered Kindreds, Oktober Bar, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Outland, Vegas Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Die Schau, Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne, Germany.
Who’s Afraid of the Museum, Museum Busleyden, Mechelen, Belgium.
2009
A4 Show, Salon Chanel, Berlin, Germany.
2008
Oddball -er, The Fold, London, United Kingdom.
2007
The Contented Heart, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2006
Go Figure, Mogadishni Aar, Aarhus, Denmark.
Sensuous Panorama, Lounge Gallery, London, United Kingdom / SEO Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
The Golden Egg, Philspace, Santa Fe, USA.
10th Planet, Tower Bridge Complex, London, United Kingdom.
The Appalachian School, 3 Rivers Art Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA.
Awards
2015
East London Painting Prize, Foundation for Future London and Bow Arts Trust, London, United Kingdom.
2002
Siemens Art Calender Juryprize.
Collections
Charles Saatchi collection, United Kingdom.
Broken men, 2010. Oil on canvas. 210 x 160 cm 
Dust cloud, 2010. Oil on canvas. 60 x 60 cm 
Heatwave, 2010. Oil on canvas. 45 x 55 cm 
Hidden landscape, 2010. Oil on canvas. 190 x 225 cm 
Gelders balkon 6, (installation view), 2010 
Tafel landschap, 2010. Oil on canvas. 65 x 75 cm 
Street with holes, 2010. Oil on canvas. 185 x 225 cm 
Sidestreet, 2010. Oil on canvas. 160 x 200 cm 
Worm life, 2010. Oil on canvas. 100 x 120 cm 
Pieces of what, 2010. Oil on canvas. 65 x 55 cm 
Collecting dust, 2010. Oil on canvas. 100 x 120 cm 
Degradeable, 2010. Oil on canvas. 45 x 60 cm 
Kudzu, 2009. Oil on canvas. 165 x 210 cm 
Shadow theatre, 2008. Oil on canvas. 210 x 160 cm 
Palette house, 2008. Oil on canvas. 190 x 225 cm 
Garbage heap posing, 2008. Oil on canvas. 190 x 240 cm 
Cumulus, 2008. Oil on canvas. 200 x 155 cm 
Makeshift coffin, 2008. Oil on canvas. 125 x 160 cm 
Blueprint, 2007. Oil on canvas. 240 x 340 cm 
Bunk, 2006. Oil on canvas. 250 x 190 cm