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Jos Verwiel (Vught,1954) shows on this website his latest works from his studio in Breda Holland. Lately he moved his studio from Greece back to the lively Art scéne in The Netherlands. His subjects are simple, mathematical architectonical shapes give space for expressive colourfields. Verwiel`s technique however, is a complex one. Collage techniques result in multilayered structures in which he, like an archaeologist, buries and assimilates forms in his paint, as vestiges of present-day civilization. The contrast between the monumental composition and the amorphous detailed effects in glazy bright colours, gives this work a unique character. In these modern icons Verwiel does not accept the restrictions of the flat plane. He loves showing the illusion of space with physical volumes in a peculiar perspective, compressed or stretched on the large canvas. Jos Verwiel was educated in the Netherlands at the “Academy for Art Education” in Tilburg and the “Royal Academy for Art and Design” in s`Hertogenbosch; he made study tours in Great Britain, Canada, USA, Mexico, Honduras, Spain, Marocco and India; was awarded project subsidies for a number of projects; worked as a teacher of art at several Dutch universities; had exhibitions and took part in art manifestations in many museums and art galleries in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England and Greece. His work has been commissioned and purchased by several public institutions, museums, companies and private persons. Publications on his work have appeared in art columns of various magazines, papers and books.


Personal Data:

Born the 29 th of September 1954 in Vught, The Netherlands.

Was educated at the Academy for Art Education in Tilburg and the Royal Academy for Art and Design in s`Hertogenbosch from 1973 untill 1979.


Worked as a teacher of art at the Art Institute Tilburg, the Academy for Industrial Design Eindhoven, the Centre for Art Education Veghel, the University for the Fine Arts Utrecht.


Was awarded more times with project- subsidies from the Dutch Ministry of Culture.


Town Municipality of Venray, Rheumacentre Heerde, Provinciehuis of Utrecht, Town Municipality of Goirle, National Art Collection Amsterdam, Province of Brabant, AmroBank Groningen, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam Venlo, Town Municiplality of Haaren, Troost Ltd. Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Drechtwerk Dordtrecht, PNEM Breda, Communication Eindhoven, PTT Breda, Museum of Province Brabant s`Hertogenbosch, Town Municipality of Heesch, Town Municipality of Berlicum, Business Art Service Raamsdonksveer. Glas Garage The Netherlands, Breda.

Recent publications and interviews:

Newspaper Trouw 17 December 2003 by Cees Straus

Newspaper Leidsch Dagblad 17 December 2003 by Bernadette van der Goes

Fine Arts Magazine Tableau December 2003

Exhibitions : 

Pulchri Studio, s`Gravenhage

Slot Zeist, Zeist

Municipal Museum, Bergen op Zoom

Galerie de Witte Voet, Amsterdam

Galerie de Sluis, Leidschendam

Galerie Pedjeshof, Grubbenvorst

Galerie Heidrich, Leichlingen, Germany

Institut Kunst & Konzeption, Essen, Germany

Exhibition centre COSA, Delft

Galerie Aelbrecht, Schiedam

Exempla, Munchen, Germany

University of Tilburg, Tilburg

Galerie Stichting Perspectief, Amsterdam

Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam

Galerie Kunstforum, Schelderode, Belgium

Stichting Nieuw Perspectief, Utrecht

Kunstzaal `t Meyhuis, Helmond

Linea Art Fair Gent, Belgium

Artinea Art Fair, Eindhoven

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

Municipal Museum of Roermond

Municipal Museum of Schiedam

Cultural Centre Strombeek-Bever, Belgium

Galerie de Vier Linden, Asperen

Technical University, Eindhoven

Craft Council Gallery, London, GB

Galerie Husstege, s`Hertogenbosch

Zwolsche Algemeene Bank, Nieuwegein

White Art Centre, Berlicum

Kasteel Heeschwijk

Galerie `t Pakhuis, Naarden

Novalis-O, Oisterwijk

Sonsbeek International Art Centre, Arnhem

Galerie Baelemans, Lexmond

Galerie Beerman, Kranidi, Greece

The Dutch Cultural Institute, Athene, Greece

Galerie van Aerts, Vessem

Galerie STIMA, Breda

Galerie Paardenslagerij, Zuid Scharwoude

Galerie Frederiek van der Vlist, Leiden

Business Art Service, Raamsdonksveer

De Galerie, s`Gravenhage

Galerie Jacobs Fine Art, Amsterdam

Frame Products, Amsterdam

Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

Taets Art Gallery. Zaandam

Galerie Aan de Amstel, Dronten

TAETS Art & Events, Zaandam

Galerie Viamioni, Breda

Bogaard Art, Helmond

KunstofArt, Laag-Keppel

Van Bellen Art: Brielle

Print editions:

2001, series of 3 silkscreens  for Stima Breda at Kurtface in s`Hertogenbosch

2004, series of 6 silkscreens for Business Art Service at International Art Center in Baarlo

2005, series of 4 silkscreens for A.P.C. at International Art Center in Baarlo

2007, series of 4 silkscreens for A.P.C. at the studio of Peter Wilms in New Delhi, India