About the artist

Rudolf Boogerman

Rudolf Boogerman
Rudolf is a hybrid artist who made, next to his artwork, a living as a freelance illustrator/graphic designer since 1979, working primarily for advertising agencies and publishers.
He went to a Graphic arts school (SISA) in Antwerp (Belgium). For a period of time, he became an apprentice of  several artists where-under Eduard Leibovitz (glass sculptor), with whom he rented an art studio in Antwerp for a couple of years.

He moved to the UK in 1990 where he began to work with art series. He created several projects: “Mirrors on the Wall”, “Travel Series”, “Wooden Dimensions” and “Lost Corners“. Wooden Dimensions is his most important art project which is ongoing since 1996. He migrated from England back to Belgium in 2007.

Since 2017, the artist no longer creates new full scale Wooden Dimensions.  Instead he presents concepts in cardboard which can be made in recycled wood upon commission.

Video art

Rudolf played around a lot with webcams before he got himself a semi-professional camcorder with which he filmed all his Wooden Dimensions artwork. Later on, he created various experimental short films, which he called “Laboratory experiments”. From 2016 to 2019, he worked on a video series called “Patterns and rhythms in nature”. For more info, see Video art.


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Exhibitions

1980 Gallery Cereus in Antwerp, Belgium: Graphics Posters.
1982 De Schrale Troost in Antwerp, Belgium: Graphics.
1983 St Norbertus church in Antwerp, Belgium: Group exhibition.
1984 Bouwcentrum in Antwerp, Belgium: TGK.
1992 Paradox Antwerp, Belgium: Spot on everyday life
Bouwcentrum Antwerp, Belgium with Michael Albers & Jan Vanrooy.
1994 Salon d’Artistes ’94, Neckerhallen in Mechlin, Belgium.
Foundation of group “De Beeldende Zusters”.
Open Ateliers ’94, Antwerp South with “De Beeldende Zusters”.
Contrast, Antwerp: “Group exhibition”.
1995 ‘t Geleeg Brick-yard museum in Rumst, Belgium with “De Beeldende Zusters”.
Contrast, Antwerp: “Group exhibition”.
Selected for the 17th “Price of Water-color”, Lionsclub Antwerp
Open Ateliers ’95, Antwerp South with “De Beeldende Zusters”.
Central Library of St. Albans, England.
1996 Gallery Otus, Antwerp
Open Ateliers ’96, Antwerp South with “De Beeldende Zusters”.
Exhibition with Luis Caro (Spanish Painter), Antwerp
1997 BACOB bank, Head office Antwerp, with Inge De Belder
Vlassenbroek Open, Belgium: Installation
Open Ateliers ’97, Antwerp South with Inge De Belder
1998 Open Ateliers ’98, Antwerp South with Inge De Belder & Azra Hamzic.
2000 Zuiderpershuis, group exhibition.
Gallery WooDuk, Seoul Korea. “International illustrators exchange exhibition”.
qGallery, Richmond UK. Permanent online exhibition “Wooden Dimensions”.
UpNComingArt.com, Indiana USA. Online exhibition “Mirrors on the Wall”.
2001 International illustration Cybernet exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
2002 International exhibition Sokillustration 02, National University of Technology, Seoul South Korea.
2003 Le Chaperon Rouge, international group exhibition, St Hubert Belgium.
2003 Last International exhibition Sokillustration 03, National University of Technology, Seoul South Korea.
2004-2009 Only online exhibitions, like Artmesh and others.
2010 Donk Pronkt, Mol, group exhibition.
2015 Suzuki, Barvaux, solo exhibition.
2016 Chateau de Villiers, group exhibition.
2017 Centre Culturel, Hotton, exhibition “Décacher”.
Foire d’alternatives, Aywaille
2018 Parc des Topiaires, Durbuy.

Publications

Art directors’ Index to illustrators- issue 13 Rotovision Swiss
Sept ’94 De Morgen, Belgian newspaper
Sept ’94 Art directors’ Index to illustrators- issue 14 Rotovision Swiss
Sept ’95 Art directors’ Index to illustrators- issue 15 Rotovision Swiss
Sept ’95 Catalog Salon d’Artistes, Mechlin
April ’95 Gazet van Antwerpen, Belgian newspaper
April ’95 Gazet van Antwerpen, Belgian newspaper
April ’95 Het Nieuwsblad, Belgian newspaper
Dec ’96 Hamburger Abendblatt, German newspaper
Sept ’97 Gazet van Antwerpen, Belgian newspaper
Sept’ 97 Radio interview: Studio Brussel, radiostation Belgium
Sept ’97 Radio interview: Radio Centraal, radiostation belgium
Nov 2000 Catalog ‘Sokism’ 2000, Korea
May 2001 Impress Design, Interview in Korean magazine on graphic design.
Aug 2002 Catalog Sokillustration 02
July 2003 Catalog Le Chaperon Rouge
Nov 2003 Catalog Sokillustration 03
Nov 2010 Gazet Van Antwerpen
Sept 2010 Interview by Laura Tetrault, londonartgirl.wordpress.com
Febr 2017 TV interview TVLux
Aug 2018 Radio interview RCF Sud, Luxembourg



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