Michael Bom

abstraction in motion

His observations of natural phenomena; their rhythms and movements are often the starting point for the work of Michael Bom.

He often draws his motives from natural elements such as water, sun, wind, and moon. An important motive for him is the sea. Here nature appears in its simplest, essential, unchanging form. The sea is is a constantly moving landscape which is never twice the same, but still remains the same.

Through abstraction he brings across the essence of these observations.

Michael works across different mediums in which he explores his interest in reflection, movement and structure. With print work and paintings on canvas on flat and static surfaces he uses dots and rhythm and the juxtaposition of layers to achieve abstract translations of movement. With his ‘analogue’ machines he is able to express his observations through a constantly changing movement between interacting surfaces of dots and filters.


Fragments of Reality 3 – Michael Bom
23 November  – 14 December at G126 exhibition space in Rotterdam.

You are invited to come and see the third part of the Fragments of Reality exhibition by Michael Bom.

Michael Bom is fascinated by reflection, movement and rhythm which he observes on large water surfaces such as that of the Maas river and the North Sea. This last summer he did research, made sketches on location, and created new work in his studio. During these observations, there are moments that he describes as ‘magical’. The energy of such magical moments inspired him in creating these new works.

On display 23 November  – 14 December
24/7 in the windows of G126.

G126 exhibition space
Gerard Scholtenstraat 126
3035st, Rotterdam

Made possible with a financial contribution from the CBK Rotterdam.

Nominated for the 6th International André Evard-Art Award

The kinetic optical installation ‘Time Patterns I’ by Michael Bom has been nominated for the 6th International André Evard-Art Award by the Kunsthalle Messmer in Germany.

For the sixth time, the Kunsthalle Messmer will be awarding one of the world’s most important art prizes in the field of concrete-constructive art. The work of the nominated artists can be seen in the museum from 3 December 2021 – 27 February 2022.

Time Patterns I

Time Patterns I – Optical Kinetic Machine

Kunsthalle Messmer
Grossherzog-Leopold-Platz 1
79359 Riegel am Kaiserstuhl
Tel +49 (0) 7642 920 162 0


Michael Bom, Kinetic installation, 2021