LEAVING EVERYTHING TO CHANCE CAN BE A CONSCIOUS CHOICE
The paintings I make show that the world around us is full of meaning. Like Malevich and Mondriaan were looking for shapes full of meaning, I am looking for moments full of meaning. We understand images on a visual level, we see what it is being represented. However we don’t know the context of the image, they lack conclusions. We’re always left wondering why this is represented and think of a possible explanation. In the end we can only make suggestions, never coming to a definite conclusion.
It is at that moment that we have to accept what we see. We feel that every day things hold a higher meaning beyond ourselves and realise that even though our eyes are open, we don’t always truly see the things around us.
Looking at the world with an open mind and seeing what others passed by, things left unnoticed. Special things are always around us. Each place is unique in its own way. Every moment only happens once. Memories always seem different than the actual moment an event took place. Expectations can make us look differently at things. Others can make us see what we missed.
Tobias Lengkeek geboren 30/01/1991 Rotterdam.
2012 -2016 Fine arts, KABK: Royal Academy of Art The Hague (NL)
2008 -2012 Mediavormgever, Grafische vormgeving Deltion College.
2017 – kickstart / in4art, Amsterdam
2017 – 2016…een jaar later / Galerie WIT, Wageningen
2017 – Budvar Kunstveiling / Nest, The Hague
2017 – Nieuwe Streken Schilderkunst in Beweging / Museum Hilversum, Hilversum
2016 – TRACK AND TRACE II / Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague
2016 – MASTERS SALON 2016 PAINTING / Académie royale des beaux-arts de Bruxelles
2016 – 2017 Selected by… Graduation show 2016 / Corrosia, Almere
2016 – Dirty Daisies / Art The Hague, The Hague
2016 – TRACK AND TRACE / Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague
2016 – MASTERS SALON 2016 PAINTING / Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
2016 – Andrea Freckmann, Tobias Lengkeek, Ronald Versloot. paintings / Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague
2016 – BEST OF GRADUATES 2016 / Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2016 – Graduation Festival 2016 / Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2016 – AS CLOSE TO BLACK AS BLUE CAN BE / Mega Stores, The Hague
2015 – MORE THAN ELEVEN LESS THAN THIRTEEN / Academie Minerva, Groningen
2015 – Could be / Nest, The Hague
2014 – A split second at the end of november / in your livingroom, The Hague
2014 – MET / Groeps schilder tentoonstelling / Schiedam
2014 – Exhibition City Hall / Tobias Lengkeek & Mark Bakker / Emmeloord
2014 – The Painting and Drawing show, Exo / in your livingroom, The Hague
2013 – AUGMENTED REALITY OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS / Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2012 – THE FULL 10%, Museum Gouda, Gouda
2010 – De mens in het wild / firma van drie, Gouda.
2017 – Kunst aan de Dijk Prijs Nominated
2016 – Piket Kunst Prijzen Nominated
2016 – Jan Roëde award
2016 – stroom KABK Invest award
1996 – LEGO bouwmeester 3th place