Joan van Barneveld

Artist Biography

Joan van Barneveld was a participant at the Van Eyck in the Netherlands 2015/2016. Joan’s artwork will next appear in How to disappear completely at Garage in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His works have been widely exhibited internationally: Paul Loya Gallery in LA, CODA Museum in Arnhem, the Netherlands, Het Domein in Sittard, The Netherlands, Fordham University Gallery in New York, Raum fuer Kunst, Aachen, Germany and most recently he was included in a group show at Re(d) Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium and had a solo-presentation at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In 2014 the book INTO LONGING, VAST ROCK was published by Onomatopee and was awarded as the best Dutch book design. He has released many albums, and continues to do so with his current project T.S.O.S.


Joan’s solo show “Ghost Tropic” is currently on view at the Gerhard Hofland Gallery in Amsterdam

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Artist Statement

Disappearance plays a central role in the paintings of Joan Van Barneveld. Painting for him is a way to create as much distance between himself and his subject matter, as well as between the subject matter and his audience. The image is driven as far away from recognition as possible. The formal way of working minimizes his role as creator as much as possible through the use of printing techniques onto canvas. What remains are vague colorful gradients, and shadowy contours of an image. The atmospheric quality of these works is often informed and reinforced by his other passion: music. The lightness of these paintings seem to contrast the darkness of sound, but the way in which the chords and rhythms slowly drag themselves to an undefined destination is equally felt when one is immersed in either.

Day for night

Joan van Barneveld

January 6, 2017 - February 12, 2017

Bad Moon Rising

Joan van Barneveld

November 2, 2013 - December 20, 2013


Joan van Barneveld

May 14, 2011 - June 19, 2011

Until My Darkness Goes….

Carlos Rigau, Joan van Barneveld, Johan De Wilde, Katie Holten, Rus...

June 27, 2009 - August 31, 2009

Amsterdam Drawing, 2015

Aiden Simon, Erika Ranee, Jeff Grant, Joan van Barneveld, Nayda Col...

September 17, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Pulse Miami 2013

Elana Herzog, Jasmina Cibic, Jeff Grant, Joan van Barneveld, Russel...

December 5, 2013 - December 8, 2013


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2016 Joan van Barneveld
2016 Joan van Barneveld – MIRROR / STAGE
2016 ZL  Joan van Barneveld
2016 Museum/kaart\
2016 Van Eyck Mirror/Stage
2016 Museumtijdschrift  Joan van Barneveld – Mirror / Internship
2016 Kunst Joan van Barneveld Expose
2016 BLACK HEAVEN Jan Tumlir, Spring 2014
2016 Duncan Liefferink  zuiderlucht mei 2016
2016 Mirror/Stage

2013 C-me – 198
2013 Teenage Slaves Of Satan Interview for Gluecifer’s Trauma Team magazine, issue # 69

2012 Diels, Ludo Het kleurrijke leven van de Limburgse man in black Chapeau Magazine

2011 Zwartgoud – Harry Prenger

2009 Het geschilderde geweten van Jowan van Barneveld, interview – Harry Prenger
2009 Berk, Anne Naar het schimmenrijk, Financieel Dagblad
2009 Liefferink, Duncan, Hoe hermetisch is het zwart bij Jowan van Barneveld Zuiderlucht
2009 Lomme, Freek De podiumstaat en daarboven, De Kantlijn

Biography / Publications

Toelke, Dirk Vermutlichungen, Raum Fuer Kunst Aachen, Germany – exhibition catalogue

Ter Haar, Lene Party of Two, Jowan van Barneveld ‘Echoes’ Het Domein, Sittard, exhibition catalogue ISBN 9789075883466

Re: Happy Days, Onomatopee 38, boxset containing vinyl singles and silkscreen prints by The Rose Frustrates, Bram Stadhouders, Modder, Marijn van Kreij, Jowan van Barneveld and Erik Vermeulen, Onomatopee, ISBN 9789078454397