Thijs Zweers (1986) graduated from the Artez art academy (Arnhem, The Netherlands) in 2010. Since then he has focused himself on a very peculiar translation of digital imagery to detailed graphite drawings. This almost anachronistic act brings about intriguing images of a reality that Zweers finds to be autonomous. While the digital world is a product of mankind, the individual now has little to no influence on its workings. He or she is subject to the laws and outward appearance of this alternate reality. The graphite drawings themselves look like elaborate studies by an internet-biologist. Supposing that everything put online stays online – and that everything online is connected to everything – one can see the digital world as an autonomous biotope. A domain in which a continual dialectic process creates a whole the individual ‘user’ only catches glimpses of. Zweers’ impressions of these weightless images historicize the digital world that is so difficult to catch in time.

 

2006-2010

School of Fine Arts (ArtEZ) Arnhem, Netherlands

2009

Erasmus Fine Arts, University College Falmouth, United Kingdom

2002–2004

Fine Art Academy (AVKA) Amsterdam, Netherlands

Collections

Collectie Albert Heijn Kunststichting
KPMG

De Nederlandsche Bank
Gemeente Amsterdam

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Dance Dance Revolution, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam

2018

Unreal, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam

2016

The Land of Virtually Nothing, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam

2015

Waar de hand zingt, Drawing Center, Diepenheim

2012

Relics, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim

Group Exhibitions

2021

Parallel Vienna, Galerie Tassilo Usner, Vienna, Austria
Patty Morgan X OBEY, OBEY Artspace, Amsterdam
Out of Element, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam

2020

10yr, Horizon Verticaal, Haarlem
UnfairTM, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Unlocked Reconnected, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam

2019

Unfair X Sotheby’s, Werktheater, Amsterdam
Influencing the Influencer, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Tijdgenoten, De School, Amsterdam

2018

Into The Wild Blue Yonder, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Zomerwinkel, Patty Morgan, Amsterdam
Zes Voor Zes, Loods6, Amsterdam
Unfair X Christie’s, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2017

This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Witteveen Drawing, Loods6, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam

2016

Unfair X Christie’s, Christie’s, Amsterdam
Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam
Unfair Amsterdam, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Out Of My Hands, SIGN, Groningen
Uprooted, TZR Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

2015

This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

2014

Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam
Duo Show, Galerie Walravens, Leuven, Belgium
IN TRANSIT, VU Exposorium, Amsterdam
El Hombre ha Muerto, Casa de Cultura de Tabasco, Mexico City, Mexico
30 Years Of TORCH, Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Unfair X Christie’s, Christie’s, Amsterdam
EpossPress Prize, Gallery Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Drawing, NDSM, Amsterdam
Unfair Amsterdam, IJ-hallen NDSM, Amsterdam

2013

Unfair Amsterdam, Loods6, Amsterdam
Teekarte – Drawing Exhibition, Galerie Jaap Sleper, Utrecht
Drawing Cabinet, Gallery Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag
KunstRAI, RAI, Amsterdam
Duo Show, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Immersed, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim
Auction to benefit Mines Advisory Group, BE-PART, Waregem, Belgium
El Hombre ha Muerto, Groningen University, Groningen
X10 Beelddragers, Overhoekstoren, Amsterdam

2012

In Serie, Horizon Verticaal, Haarlem
Duo Show, Gallery Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag

2011

Standplaats Schagen, Kunsthal52, Den Helder
Vonk In De Zuidas, Kunstkapel, Amsterdam
Summer Show, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Group Show, Gallery Bart kunst in huis, Nijmegen

2010

Brachen Siedlung, Duisburg, Germany
Fine Art Examen Expositie
, ArtEZ, Arnhem