BAS BONGERS

I AM BAS BONGERS, ARTIST WITH PASSION. I WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT PAINTING.

We share the same passion. Art. I am therefore very enthusiastic that by taking you into my artistic world, I can introduce you to all the beautiful things I have to offer. If you’re looking for unique modern art, you’ve come to the right place. Different styles meet in the wonderful world called Babo Arts.

WHO IS BABO ARTS?

Babo , a combination of both my first and last name: Bas Bongers . Babo sounds much nicer – certainly for an artist. Once conceived by a seventh-grade classmate, I couldn’t imagine ever naming my company after it. As a little bad boy and growing up in a large family it was never boring. After finishing my education at high school without too much effort, I had to continue further education. This eventually became a commercial training. This training also served me well during my weekend job at a wholesaler. It was here, where I still work, that I started to immerse myself in art and discovered the love for art.

The core activity of this wholesaler is selling decoration materials based on the style movements of the past: baroque, art nouveau etc. Because I came into contact with reproductions of early masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, to name a few, at one point I went to buy a book about these early masters. It also contained images of works by more recent artists. One of these, Jackson Pollock. My interest was piqued and the rest is history!

WITHOUT PAINTING I WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE

So now that I knew about Jackson Pollock’s existence, I was fascinated by his way of painting. Although it would take a few more years before I started painting myself, the seed was planted there for my later passion. So I was fascinated by the abstract work and bought more books on this theme. In the end my passion, in addition to painting, also became collecting (mostly) art books.

By reading and looking at work a lot, I got to know more and more about other great masters. One of these, Gerhard Richter. I gradually managed to create my own style by combining, among other things, the styles of the aforementioned. Experiment with passion and don’t give up. I can say that painting has become a big part of my life, and that I can no longer imagine it without it.

READ SOME REVIEWS OF MY WORK

Dynamic, energetic and powerful would best describe the work of the prolific Dutch artist Bas Bongers. His relentless approach to perfecting his craft and his passion for evolving his creative practice is both inspiring and humbling. It was an honor to feature Bas’ work in Curatorial Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary art, and I look forward to paying close attention to the development of his artistic career.

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Kayle Whitham

Creative Director of Capsules Book

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Bas. His abstract art is very impactful and looks fantastic in our magazine.

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Julia Millen

Features Editor, Abode2
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