Erik Oldenhof

His story

Erik OIdenhof , Born in Nijmegen in 1951 – Lives and work in Amsterdam – The Netherlands.

Gratuated at the  MA Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and at the  MA Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

Erik Oldenhof
Oldenhof work of art

Creation process

Erik Oldenhof is a painter who applies the power of constraint in his way of painting. Simplicity is the signature of the truth. He focuses on attaining the maximum artistic capacity with a minimal use of imagery. Iconic for his work is the pasteus painted linework that veils the canvas. The result is architecturally and spacious. His paintings are about the process of painting and repainting, adding and subtracting, surfaces and depth, lights and shadows, creating narrative and derailing it, creating order and changing it to chaos. Initially most of his paintings look monochrome, but who takes a more indepth look sees the many shades of white hidden in his work. With pasteus paint usages, he moddels his work with paint, which gives it a strong characteristics of an object. Inconsistencies and ragged edges dampen the harshness of the linework. The radical abstract paintings of Erik Oldenhof force you to contemplate. Even though the central idea of spirituality is strong in his work, for Erik Oldenhof the material appearance is also important. It is allowed to be beautiful, it is allowed to be bright of colour. In summary the paintings give ample way to beauty.”

Text: Wim van der Beek

His works in store

Interested in a work or a commission by Erik Oldenhof ?  please contact us at +33 661 14 53 26 or

His exhibitions at the gallery

“The power of minimal”  from April 25 to may 25 2024

“Absence creates space”  from April 7 to may 14 2022

“Small is beautiful” from December 2018 to January 2019

“The color of light” from March 21 to April 28, 2018

“Black and Red: Feed Your Soul” from February 10 to March 7, 2018

“Small is beautiful” from December 8, 2016 to January 14, 2017

“Radical Abstraction” from July 3 to August 28, 2015

“Post Zero” from May 24 to June 27, 2015

Erik Oldenhof artist
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