Arnix Wilnoudt (pseudonym Arnoudt Geerars), 1958 Amersfoort The Netherlands.
-Start his career as an artist in 2012 –
Living and working at TAK Art Space Speuld (Ermelo) The Netherlands –
Creates conceptual art: an art form in which the idea or concept is central. His artworks are primarily intended as a challenge for the intellect and presently deal with such themes as religion and power.
He is involved with moral factors as he labels them: egoism, conformism, dogmatism, self-respect, sense of honour, capabilities, desire, transience and more… In his art he presents an uncommon view of the world and of human existence.
My work focuses on the question:
What would a human being have done
if the other person would not have had power?
The elaboration of that theme has evolved over the years. In 2019 he moved with his wife Brigitte Boss to their current home and workplace TAK Art Space. It is a paradise in the making where he is busy every day to make small interventions. That increase biodiversity and he sees more and more forms of life around him. By ensuring that insects feel at home here, the special birds also come here and they also attract other animals. He thinks it is wonderful to see how nature slowly grows and offers him an enormous wealth of impressions. More and more he become convinced that he don’t have to go around the world to see everything.
“Here at our Art Space, in our own paradise, I never get tired of all the small worlds around me. That environment gives me new ideas every day”.
For that reason, since the beginning of 2019 he have been busy making paradise diorama’s that he calls “Fenestram in Paradisum”.
Taxidermy is becoming an increasingly important part of my job. As a child I was obsessed with insects, beetles, birds and reptiles. In my earlier work I occasionally made use of stuffed animals, but I notice that they are becoming a recurring element in my paradises. They bring life to the work. Amazing but true.
Starting at an early age, Arnix looked with amazement at the world with a sense of wonder; especially at people who think that they hold powerful positions. Based on his experiences in a Roman Catholic upbringing, amidst nuns and priests, he developed a sharp eye for manipulation and hypocrisy.
At the same time he gained important insights concerning discipline, perseverance, tradition and symbolism.
At puberty his sense of wonder was transformed into knowledge and consciousness. At nineteen he turned away from home and literally chose his own path by starting to live independently and fix his own problems. During those years he felt that faith is trust.
He then created a private company, initially as photographer (Academy of Fine Arts Sint Joost Breda, The Netherlands and The Dutch Photo Vocational School, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), later one in the field of communication and advice. He was particularly concerned with unorthodox ideas and solutions, using cognitive social psychology. Here in the commercial discipline of communication, Arnix also often looked for the connection with art, and always searching for boundaries.
It is not anarchism that drives him forward, but the old question: Why? Elements such as strength and power trigger him to resist. This latent need for clarity has been transformed into a number of confrontational objects, which depict his questions about power and transience. Within his images and objects, Arnix puts forward questions of eminent value. Questions, which perhaps will never be answered, but will jumpstart a thought process. These questions mainly challenge our subordinate role in the world. The choice is for the individual to make. Each day we answer the questions put forward by daily life. Materials and techniques form a substantial part of Arnix’s need to express himself. He deliberately use kitsch elements for embracing mass culture with artistic ulterior motives. He formulates his thoughts in material and style, and sometimes hires the best professionals in the field in order to realize a given project.
He does not draw conclusions, but denounces bad situations. Asks pressing questions that continue to haunt you, tenaciously asking for one’s personal answer. Often it is a question which incorporates its own answer. But the question eats into you. Arnix does not make your life easy. In the end you must live on with your answer…
Speuld The Netherlands TAK ART SPACE the year 2021/2020/2019
Nijmegen The Netherlands: Singular-Art Gallery July-August 2019
Nijmegen The Netherlands: Qtopia Art Festival 2018 at Singular-Art Gallery September-October 2018
Nijmegen The Netherlands: Singular-Art Gallery July-September 2018
Basel Switzerland:Art Basel Week: Scope Basel 2018 June 2018
London Great Britain: Gallery German Embassy Frieze London 2017 Taste the Future Art Collection September – November 2017
Oosterhout Netherlands: 1e Biënnale Kunst in de Heilige Driehoek September-October 2017
Banned from Exhibition!
Paris France: AUP Fine Arts Gallery “Taste the Future” Art Collection June-Agust 2017
Breda Netherlands: Art Breda 2017 May 2017
Miami USA: Scope Miami Beach 2016 November/December 2016
Miami USA: Rimonim Art Gallery “Taste the Future” Art Collection November – December 2016
Basel Switzerland: Art Basel Week: Scope Basel 2016 June 2016
Rijswijk Netherlands: Indola Gallery Rijswijk April-May 2016
Amsterdam Netherlands: Masters of LXRY 2015 December 2015
Venice Italy: The 56. Venice Art Biennale 2015 Palazzo Bembo May-November 2015
The Haque Netherlands: Project 2.0 Gallery aftershow ArtTheHaque October 2015
The Haque Netherlands: ArtTheHaque, October 2015
Cologne Germany: Art.Fair 2015, September 2015
Venice Italy; “Taste the Future” Event and ArtCollection Venice, September 2015
New York USA ; Art Southampton. The Hamptons Long Island, July 2015
Miami USA ; Context Art Miami Basel, December 2014
Miami USA ; Limited showcase at The Residences at The Ritz Carlton, November 2014
San Francisco USA ; The McLoughlin Gallery, Iconoclasm, May 2014
San Jose USA ; The Silicon Valley Contemporary Artfair, April 2014
Miami USA ; Context Art Miami Basel, December 2013
‘s-Hertogenbosch Netherlands: Try-out Galerie Majke Hüsstege , November 2012
Mehmet Ömer Koç. private collection Turkey
Richard and Alita Rogers Family Foundation. USA
Museo Internacionale di Arte Monterrey. Mexico
Marina Romanova-Arnott. USA
Taste The Future Art Collection. Venice
With several private collections in the Netherlands, Swiss and USA
Press & Media:
September 2017: Arnix rehabilitated!
September 2017 : Arnix Paid!
September 2017: Banned from exhibition!
September 2017: Weekblad Oosterhout
September 2017:Het Kanton “Guerrilla-actie”page 17
May 2017: Review BN de Stem Art Breda 2017
May 2017: Review Art Breda
May 2017: Review AD Art Breda 2017
December 2016: 13 works dominating Art Basel Miami online
December 2016: Review Artscope magazine Artweek Miami 2016
December 2016:This visual series covers the “Scope International Contemporary Art Show”
December 2016: Arnix at Scope Miami Beach 2016
November 2016:Review Artnet Scope Miami Beach 2016
December 2015: Kunstenaar-arnix-wilnoudt-met-zijn-kunstwerk-the-tragedy-of-lucretia
November 2015: Video Arnix Wilnoudt 56. Biennale di Venezia
October 2015: Virtual tour Palazzo Bembo Venice
October 2015: Catalogue Personal Structures Venice page 306-309
October 2015: ArtTheHaque impression
September 2015: 2015/09/arnix-wilnoudt
September 2015: Taste-the-future-a-venezia
September 2015: Hollandse Meesters Taste the Future in Venetië
September 2015; Moderne-Hollandse-Meesters-organiseren-groot-kunstevenement-in-Venetie
August 2015: Biennale-Venetie-2015-opening-van-de-tentoonstelling-personal-structures
July 2015: Venezia-biennale-fuori-biennale
July 2015: 2015/07/crossing-borders-personal-structures
July 2015: Nederlandse-kunstenaars-exposeren-op-de-biennale-van-venetie
July 2015: liked-venice-biennale
July 2015: Nederlandse kunstenaars in Venice
June 2015: Moderne & Hedendaagse Abstracte Kunst
June 2015: 56-venedig-biennale-2015-teil-2-arsenale
June 2015: Venice-biennale-15-showing-personal-structures-crossing-borders
May 2015: academia.edu/12633519/crossing_borders
May 2015: Adgblog.it.non-e-bello-cio-che-e-bello-la-biennale-di-venezia-2015
December 2014: Miamiherald.com Miami Art Watch 2014
December 2014: Hifructose.com Miami Art Week 2014
December 2014: Pasunautre.com Highlights from Context Art Miami
November 2014: Context Art Miami work of the day: Arnix Wilnoudt “Seven Deadly Sins”
May 2014: Catsynth.com Iconoclasm at Mcloughlin Gallery
May 2014: Artbusiness.com Iconoclasm Arnix Wilnoudt
May 2014: Examiner.com Iconoclasm at Mcloughlin Gallery
May 2014: Baartquake.blogspot.nl Iconoclasm at Mcloughlin Gallery
May 2014: Dutchcultureusa.com The Mcloughlin Gallery presents the exhibition Iconoclasm
April 2014: Aimeesantos.com Silicon Valley Contemporary ArtFair
April 2014: Sextronixxx.com Art and artists from the silicon valley Artfair
April 2014: Contemporary Art Fairs Silicon Valley
April 2014: Artnet.com Silicon Valley Contemporary Artfair 2014
April 2014: Arttour International Magazine page 64-66
December 2013: Art 2 Heart Interview with artist Arnix Wilnoudt
December 2013: Recap of Art Basel week 2013 in Miami
Book Personal Structures Venice 2015