Karel Stoop

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“When I paint, having obtained the right attitude and inspiration on the right moment, the act of painting converts in a state of being”.


Karel Stoop (1951) was born in the south of  The Netherlands. He travelled to Asia, Middle East, North Africa, USA, Europe exhibiting all over. Actually he lives and works in a small village in the province of Lerida (Spain).

His art examines how colors and forms impact the human psyche, creating an aesthetic experience that engages both the sight and the soul. His huge paintings convey profound spirituality and the depth of emotions through a cosmogony of planetarian landscapes and reflexions, creating an illusionist multi-versal space.

“As my thoughts are mostly multi-thoughts and as my feelings are multi-feelings, I allow my visions being changeable and flexible. So as well is my artistic work.
My inspirations are the very present in all its aspects. The interaction with the materials. The pigments, oil, the smells, the feelings, the steps of time, the thoughts, the fears, joy and love. The location is the universe, the studio, the table , the wall , whatever.
Obviously in an inconscient way, my work has been inspired as well by the old masters of the last centuries, by renowned artists I could meet in person.  By the plenty of emerging and more recognized artists I am meeting with frequency and above all by the small things of  everyday life.”

“Often my work is not finished but the representation of a certain moment of being that has a past and always an uncertain future. It is an archived sign of being that can be shared  at any time and often  get new meanings in function of the interpreter.  Sometimes I even finish works I made many year ago.
I consider an artwork as a kind of frame for the perception with enough compositions of visual ingredients, that provokes experiences in other people and for all in a different way. I live my work as a journey and my way of working as a steering wheel through an uncertain world full of surprises and discoveries”.


2018 GZ-Basel 2018 – Basel (CH)
2018 GZ-New York 2017 – Times Square, NewYork (USA)

ArtShopping Cote d’Azur, Cannes-Mandelieu (FR)
BeDifferent – Chiesa della Misericordia, Venice (IT)
Biennale 2017, Venice (IT)
Kunst 2017, Berlin (DE)
“Going Inland”, City Museum, Tárrega (ES)

NauArt, Barcelona (ES)
​Lite Haus Gallery , Berlin (DE)
GZ-Basel 2016, Basel (CH)
GZ, Consell de Cent  282 – Bajos, Barcelona (ES)

GZ, Consell de Cent  282 – Bajos, Barcelona (ES)
Kunst 2015, Berlin (DE)
Vertigo ArtSalon, Times Square, New York (USA)
GZ-Basel 2015, Basel (CH)
“The Framers Gallery”, London (UK)
“Pop-Up Night”, Paris (FR)

Individual Show – City Museum of  Tarrega (ES)
Kunst 2014 Factory, Berlin (DE)

Kunst 2013 Colonia Nova, Berlin (DE)
“Sense and Art” – Instituto Cervantes, New York (USA)
“ArtMeeting” – Gallery GalRy, Paris (FR)
“Contemporary 2013” BrickLane Gallery,  London (UK)
“Petit est grand”, Paris (FR)

GZ-Art 2012, Basel (CH)
“Meeting in Berlin”, Berlin (DE)
BAG Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (USA)

GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)

Shanghai Art Fair 2010, Shanghai (CHINA)
Art Fair Tokyo 2010, Tokyo (JAP)
GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)

“To Be There”, Gelbert Gallery, New York (USA)
LineArt International Art Fair, Ghent (BG)
Chelsea Gallery, London (UK)
GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)
Dashanzhi Art District 798, Beijing (CHINA)

Icosahedron Gallery, New York (USA)
Pickled Art Centre, Beijing (CHINA)
DeArt, Madrid (ES)

Gallery 27, London (UK)
GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)
Angle Abstract Gallery, Shanghai (CHINA)
Pickled Art Centre, Beijing (CHINA)

GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)
Dashanzi Art District 798 , Beijing (CHINA)
Art Section Quanzhou (CHINA)

GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)
Art Section University Xiamen (CHINA)
Zero Art Gallery, Berlin (DE)

Museum of Louisville, Kentucky (USA)
GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)
Gallery Gora, Montreal (CDN)

Galeriazero, Barcelona (ES)
Centre of contemporary Art – Louisville. Kentucky (USA)

Gallery Suligaarden (DK)
Kivipancki, Jamsa (SF)
Projecto JAPAN, Suligaarden (DK)
Valencia Art Fair, Valencia (ES)
ISCA, Lisboa (P)
GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)

Gallery Suligaarden (DK)
GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)

Westerkerk, Ámsterdam (NL)
Gallery Brocken, Tokio (JAP)

Moncloa, Madrid (ES)
Gallery Suligaarden (DK)

GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)
Gallery Suligaarden (DK)

Gallery Suligaarden (DK)
Miniature Museum, Aachen (DK)
GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)

GaleriaZero, Barcelona (ES)
Gallery Suligaarden (DK)
Casa de Cultura, Zarautz (ES)
Casa de Cultura, Getxo (ES)

Gallery Suligaarden (DK)
Santa Clara, Portugalete (ES)
La Bolsa, Bilbao (ES)
Casa de Cultura, Guernica (ES)

Gallery Suligaarden (DK)
Gallery Beascoa, Barcelona (ES)
Real Circulo Artística, Barcelona (ES)

Gallery Suligaarden (DK)
Gallery Canals, San Cugat (ES)
JAPAN – Gallery Suligaarden (DK)

El Refugi Badalona (ES)
Museu Badalona (ES)
Gallery Minerva, Mataró (ES)
Gallery BiegelStrater, Ámsterdam (NL)
1990 CAI – Huesca (ES)

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