About the artist

Rudolf Boogerman

Rudolf Boogerman – Born in London, 1956
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.

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. From 1997 onwards, he moved to the creation of websites and multimedia projects for clients worldwide.
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 UK back to Belgium in 2007.

Willy Coomans wrote the following about the Wooden Dimensions project:

Gateways in wood, doors to a world of engagement wherein Rudolf winks with his eye, but at the same time stabs with a dagger. His work is a witness to the natural instincts in every human being, the longing to hunt, to hunt down, to shoot like the photographer and the “star”, like the footballer in the goal, like the rockets that can contain satellites but weapons of destruction as well. The hunter in Little Red saves our heroine, the hunter in Rudolf’s work shoots for pleasure at anything that moves. Humanizing this hunter’s instinct with a shooting stand, humanizing our longing to kill another living creature…is that a contribution towards art?

Exhibition Le chaperon rouge, July 2003 – St Hubert

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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 Various online exhibitions, like Artmesh and Installart.
2010 Donk Pronkt, Mol, group exhibition.
2015 Suzuki, Barvaux, solo exhibition.
2016 Chateau de Villiers, group exhibition.
2017 Centre Culturel, Hotton.
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



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