Arnout Killian's skill as a painter goes beyond his startlingly precise technique. With his thought provoking subject matters, there is a slight uneasy strain of what is not there. Sometimes very different in style, Killian’s paintings evoke an alienating atmosphere that is enhanced by artificial lighting, and through which a cinematic tension is aroused, generating a slight disquiet within the viewer and which keeps us transfixed by his subjects.
Arnout Killian studied at the Rietveld Academy and the Rijksakademie and exhibited in the prestigious Stedelijk Museum Buro Amsterdam. , The Vleeshal in Middelburg, at National Arts Club in New York and at Ober Gallery in Kent (USA ). Recent acquisition of works by Museum More and his subsequent solo exhibition, Enter The Void, has secured his position as a master of photorealism.
Education: 1988-1990 Universiteit van Amsterdam, History, Amsterdam 1990-1995 Gerrit Rietveldacademie, Amsterdam. 1994-1995 STEIM, Amsterdam. 1996-1997 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
2016, Museum MORE, Gorssel, ‘Enter the Void’, curated by Ype Koopmans
2016, Lisa Norris Gallery, London, ‘Screens’
2015, Van Zijll Langhout/ Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, ‘Leftovers’
2013, Galerie Brandt, Amsterdam, ‘No Credits’
2010, Albus Lux, Roosendaal, ‘Tentation’
2006, Van Wijngaarden, Amsterdam
2017, Pulchri,The Hague, In Disguise
2017, NLisus, Rotterdam, ‘Nothing is what it is and everything is, what it seems’
2015, Museum MORE, Gorssel, ‘Sharp Focus’, curated by Ype Koopmans
2015, Atelier Neerlandais, Paris, ‘Cherry Tomato Pony Rider’, curated by Norbert Fiddelers and Dirk Peerboom
2015, Rosalux, Berlin, ‘Memories of the Digital Age’