Catelijne Boele (1996, NL) lives and works in The Hague, NL. Her work encapsulates paintings, installations, sculptures and writings. The tone of these expressions is often atmospheric, as she suggests depictions of long-lost memories and/or fictional scenarios. Her work is therefore based on a very personal sense of melancholia and nostalgia, merged with imaginary storylines. With monotone color schemes and a direct handwriting, she attempts to evoke these feelings in others.

Led by her intuition, imagination and observations, she creates paintings which often depict a suggestive environment in which she places an object. Through the personification of these objects, often appearing as chairs and tables, she translates subjects such as transformation, loneliness and unconditional connections. Hence, she creates an atmospheric space in which she allows the objects to speak. As if they are persons themselves.

Her approach is based on the phenomenological notion that one experiences the world through the physical body that is inhabited. She plays with this idea through the environments she creates; requesting conscious, careful movement of the one who visits her spaces.


Exhibitions

Feb. 2022 Leftover Lunch / ROBIN, Singapore (SG)

Feb. 2022 Why don’t we? / Group show
Gallery Nono, The Hague (NL)

Dec. 2021 Epiphany / virtual group show Capital Culture House, Milan (SP)

Oct. 2021 On Your Own #5 / Group Show Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague.

Oct. 2021 Art The Hague, Dreamland, curated by Niek Schoenmakers

Sept. 2021 / 2121 Time Capsule / group show at Goodbuy Gallery in Bucharest, Romania. Curated by Christian Roncea

July 2021 Graduation Show KABK / Nomination: Fine Arts Department Award

Dec. 2020 A Finger in every Pie / Group Show The Balcony, The Hague. Curated by The Balcony, Individual and collaborative works exhibited.

Sept. 2020 Open Booskhow / Group Show Spot On Us, The Hague.
Individual and collaborative publications exhibited.

April 2019 The Mandatory Scultpure Exhibition / Group Show Trixie, The Hague.

June 2018 Untitled group exhibition PIP at Optie B,
The Hague.

May 2018 Etching exhibition / Group Show
 Grafische Werkplaats, The Hague.


Education

Sept. 2019 – jan. 2020 Exchange semester Japan 
Tokyo Zokei University Tokyo, Japan Focus on traditional materials and techniques such as clay modelling and casting with plaster.

Sept. 2018 – Sculpture section of Fine Arts Koninklijke Academie van de Beeldende Kunsten (KABK)
The Hague, The Netherlands.

Sept. 2017 – Fine Arts bachelor Koninklijke Academie van de Beeldende Kunsten (KABK)
The Hague, The Netherlands.

Sept. 2016 – april. 2017 Pre-Education Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, The Netherlands.