Luuk Wilmering is a multidisciplinary artist, who often works from artistic research within self-developed projects. His work includes collages, installations, photo series, paintings, texts, films and artist books. The works created within his projects arise from each other and comment on each other, in a – sometimes teasing – game full of humour. Before and during his work process, he collects material from old books, archives and museum depots. He later organizes these by subject and the resulting personal archive then forms the basis from which he works.

     For Wilmering, everything can be material, there is no hierarchy in it. He likes to ignore existing categories and let phenomena flow into one another. The subjects that often come back in his work are nature, history and everyday situations. What interests him are questions about how we interact with each other and with nature, how we record the world in images, photos, texts, models and registers, and thus seem to place responsibility outside ourselves.

     The various collage series he has been making since 1999 are all made by hand. Very precisely cut details from books or magazines are pasted according to the correct perspective into new plausible 'photo images'. Wilmering uses a completely self-evident visual logic in his collages and installations. In this play with reality, he makes room for his doubts about all our 'good intentions'.

     Installations and solo presentations of his work have been on show at the Frans Hals Museum Haarlem, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Stroom The Hague, Museum De Pont Tilburg, Hedge House Kasteel Wijlre and Institut Neérlandais in Paris. In addition, his work was shown in exhibitions at Teylers Museum Haarlem, ACHK-De Paviljoens, the Netherlands Photo Museum Rotterdam, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Musée Guislain Ghent and C/O Berlin. And in the art manifestations 'Niet Normaal', 'Yes, Naturally' and ' Hacking Habitat'.

     Wilmering's work is included in various museum collections in The Netherlands and abroad, including the Frans Hals Museum, Kunstmuseum The Hague, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Center George Pompidou in Paris and the Museum for Modern Art in New York and the New York Public Library.


also read:

'Vragen aan Luuk Wilmering' door Rob de Vries, 2021   click here

The importance of wandering’ door Katalin Herzog, 2020   click here

Luuk Wilmering over zijn nieuwe project in Block C’, door Ruby de Vos - Kunstpunt Groningen, 2020   click here

Luuk Wilmering op UNSEEN bookfair’, door Pieke Werner - Mister Motley, 2016   click here

Luuk Wilmering: van collage tot kunstboek’, door Loes Stam - Kunstpunt Groningen, 2020   click here

Kabinet van nagekomen oorlogsberichten’ - Embedded Art / Nationaal Militair Museum, 2015   click here

'Luuk Wilmering's onderzoek naar eigen identiteit als mens en kunstenaar' - kunstenaarsboek.blogspot, 2012   click here

'Luuk Wilmering – images out of context' - 4 The korenbeurs schiedam  click here

'The man who Never Experienced Anything, Luuk Wilmering' - Views & Reviews We are all Leopold Bloom   click here

'Luuk Wilmering, artist-in-residence in Parijs', door Lise Lotte ten Voorde - MetropolisM, 2010   click here

Journal’ - Museum De Pont, 2009   click here

In mijn krant raakt de lezer zijn grip kwijt’, door Sandra Smallenburg - NRC Handelsblad, 2009   click here

Alles vederlicht nemen’ door Jannie Regnerus - De Groene Amsterdammer, 2008   click here

A Personal Geogrphic / The acts of mercy’ - Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen, 2005   click here


Luuk Wilmering