Frode Bolhuis
Born in Enschede (NL)  1979
Lives and works in Almere (NL)

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I'm looking for the vulnerable, the delicate and humane in my work. Something so universal and yet so beautifully unique in its many forms. I’m specifically intrigued by it’s transformative nature as it usually indicates a moment of change. From the knowing to the unknowing. And this perhaps initially scary place of not knowing is also the place to potentially find something new. It’s that newness that attracts me over and over again.

To find that newness in my work I usually start with no initial plan, I take a material and just start playing with it. To see what happens when one intuitively starts to combine forms, gestures, colors and materials. It always magically comes together.

I like to surround myself with a great variety of materials that I can just pick up when they feel useful. Lately my main materials are polymer clay, textiles and acrylic paint. They give me the possibility to work direct and flexible. But they are often enriched by woods, paper and metals like, bronze and gold.

I’m working together with galleries, museums, companies and individuals.
I teach at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Together with my wife, three kids and a community of likeminded people I live and work on the outskirts of the town Almere.

You can follow my weekly updates on Instagram and you are always welcome to drop me an email or make an appointment for a studio visit.

Photo credits Maarten van Houten, Frode Bolhuis


Emile durkheimweg 177
1349 CE Almere

+31 (0) 647884326

Galerie Bart
Elandsgracht 16
1016 TW Amsterdam

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