About the artist
Gijs van Bon
Gijs van Bon is widely known for his abstract kinetic artworks, light art, and time-specific art installations. In his highly conceptual yet decidedly physical works, elements of technology, art and theatrical performance seamlessly intersect. Van Bon makes use of an expanding repertoire of technical inventions and innovative materials to design his slowly moving and carefully choreographed objects. These multidisciplinary objects and installations often ‘come to life’, becoming autonomous, theatrical events in and of themselves. Both his smaller and larger-scale pieces invite viewers to look closer while simultaneously expanding their notions of time, language and space.
Van Bon (1975) attended the Design Academy Eindhoven and received his advanced training at HKU at the Department of Theatre Design. From 2001 onwards, his work is shown in galleries, at art centres and art events and during festivals all over the world. Van Bon is living in Nuenen. He works in his studio ‘La Citta Mobile’ in the city of Eindhoven together with other artists and designers.