Thomas Trum

Thomas Trum (NL, 1989) works on the intersection of art and design. Most of his work evolves around a material research of paint and techniques to apply this. Using the studio as a place for experiment, he looks into unconventional ways to paint on paper, canvas or walls. For example, he used a super sized felt pen, a machine for road line marking and brushes attached to a drill. His very active way of working is often based on trial-and-error: the result of his actions are never pre-determined , keeping enthusiasm and velocity part of the end result. 

In his approach to painting, he tries to find out everything there is to know about a certain paint or piece of equipment before using it in his work. The way he works on a smaller piece of paper is basically similar to when he makes a large mural: by zooming in and out on his own methods he can work on many different surfaces and sizes. Paint is his muse, whether it is in small-scale research or expanding public spaces with his colourful large-scale work.

His work is represented in collections of the Noord Brabants Museum, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Akzo Nobel Art foundation, NN group, Ministry of education culture and science (OCW), Ministry of infrastructure and water management and the Royal collection.

—Text by Rianne Groen.


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Thomas Trum, One Purple Line 3, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 135 x 105 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Orange Lines 35, 2020, acrylic on paper, 104 x 84 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Brown Lines 11, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 160 x 115 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Blue Lines 30, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 160 x 115 cm.

Thomas Trum, One Green Line 23, 2020, acrylic on paper, 104 x 84 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Orange Lines 30, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 185 x 140 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Green Lines 31, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 160 x 115 cm.

Thomas Trum, One Purple Line 3, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 135 x 105 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Orange Lines 35, 2020, acrylic on paper, 104 x 84 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Brown Lines 11, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 160 x 115 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Blue Lines 30, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 160 x 115 cm.

Thomas Trum, One Green Line 23, 2020, acrylic on paper, 104 x 84 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Orange Lines 30, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 185 x 140 cm.

Thomas Trum, Two Green Lines 31, 2020, acrylic and glycerine on canvas, 160 x 115 cm.

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Thomas Leonardus Arnoldus Trum CV

Born in Rosmalen, The Netherlands on 7 februari 1989
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contact

06 34 25 25 68
info@thomastrum.nl
www.thomastrum.nl

Education

2014
Diploma Bachelor Man & Leisure, Design Academy, Eindhoven

2010
Diploma SWD (Spatial Design), St Lucas, Boxtel

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2021
Introducing Thomas Trum, Gerhard Hofland Galerie, Amsterdam (NL)
Solo exhibition, Gallery Conrads, Berlin (GER) (upcoming)

2020
Repeating Ramp, Kunsthal Rotterdam (NED)

2019
Solo exhibition, Erasmus Galery, Rotterdam (NED)

2019-2018
Two Orange Lines, Het Noord Brabants Museum, Den Bosch (NED)

2018
Solo exhibition, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)

2017
Superimposed, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam (NED)

2016
Almost not a straight line, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam (NED)

Group

2021
Colors etc., Tripostal, Lille (FR) (upcoming)
AkzoNobel Art foundation, AkzoNobel Headquarter, Amsterdam (NED) (upcoming)
Questionmark, Park, Tilburg (NED)

2020
Cubed, The Hole gallery, New York (US)
Mind the gap! Museum fur Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstad
Van Eyck’s colours in design, Designmuseum, Ghent (BEL)
Minimalism, Minigalerie, Amsterdam (NED)

2019
Modern pictures for modern rooms, Billytown, Den Haag (NED)
The one day show, Minigalerie, Amsterdam (NED)
Cluster Bubble, Studio Omstand, Arnhem (NED)
Bauhaus, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)

2018
Traces, Kasteel Wijlre (NED)
No Time, WillemTwee project space, Den Bosch (NED)
Funtime, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)
Paint me a city, phk14, Rotterdam (NED)

2017
Beyond the thunderdome, Nest, Den Haag (NED)
Plymouth X envisions, Plymouth University gallery (GB)
Stromboli, De Omstand, Arnhem (NED)
Brabant Wunderkammer, bkkc, Tilburg (NED)
Shapes of color, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)
Designing the surface, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NED)

2016
Thomas Trum & Maria van Kesteren, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)
Next Up, De Kazerne, Eindhoven (NED)

2015
Do-it, (icw Koen Taselaar) Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NED)

Artfairs

2021
Paper Positions, Berlin (GER) (upcoming)
Art Cologne, Cologne (GER) (upcoming)

2020
Instead of Art Cologne, Gallery Conrads, Dusseldorf (GER)
Unfair TM, Amsterdam (NED)
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)

2019
Art Keulen, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)
Art Berlin, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)
Collectable Art Fair, Seeds Gallery London, Brussels (BEL)
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)

2018
Art Berlin, Galerie Vivid, Berlin (GER)
Design Basel , Galerie Vivid, Basel (CH)
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)
Unfair 2018, Amsterdam (NED)

2017
Design Miami / Basel, Galerie Vivid, Miami (US)
PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Vivid, Rotterdam (NED)

Awards / Grants

2018
Loyens en Loeff emerging artist award, Unfair 2018

2016
Talentontwikkeling, Stimuleringsfonds

Collections

Het Noord Brabants Museum
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
NN group
Ministry of education culture and science (OCW)
Ministry of infrastructure and water management
The royal collection

Publications

2019
Metropolis M No.6 – acquisitions museums 2019

2018
18.06.18 Sight Unseen – best collectible design Miami/Basel

2017
Museum tijdschrift 8 – de conservator (Hans November) & de kunstenaar (Thomas Trum)

Teaching

2018
ArtEZ art academy – guest teacher graphic design

2017
ArtEZ art academy – guest teacher graphic design
Textielmuseum Tilburg – workshop screenprinting

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