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 kinetic ‘analogue’ machines he is able to express his observations through a constantly changing movement between interacting surfaces of dots and filters.

Michael Bom – Kinetic Optical Installation – 2019 71 cm x 92 cm, Steel, perspex, electric motor and wood.

Exhibition Winter Salon 2020 at Arti et Amicitiae

Winter Salon shows recent work by more than 150 artist members of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.
My optical kinetic work “Coloured Circle” will be on show in this exhibition. This work is one of my first pieces in which the viewer has to move around to experience movement and change of colour.

10 December – 28 March – Tuesday till Sunday 12 -18h00
. Entrance: €3,- Please reserve a time slot via this link. Address: Arti et Amicitiae, 112 Rokin, 1012 LB Amsterdam

Coloured Circle, 2020. Perforated metal, perspex, wood, coloured print.

Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend – 26 & 27 September 2020
In September there was a chance to visit my studio during the Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend – 26 & 27 September 2020, 11h00 – 17h00. Address: Ackersdijkstraat 20 (studio nr 18), Rotterdam

Self portrait shot taken in my studio.

Self portrait shot taken in my studio.

The Big Art Calendar 2020
On 5 September I was pleased to be the artist of the Grotekunstkalender 2020.

The image is a piece of my kinetic installation 'Moving images I'

The image is a piece of my kinetic installation ‘Moving images I’

Publieke Werken Rotterdam
This recent work of mine was hanging in the outside space of Rotterdam city as part of the “Publieke werken”  exhibition during 9 July till 9 August.

Michael Bom - Publieke Werken

Michael Bom – Publieke Werken

Since so many events are not taking place in the city due to Covid 19, the billboards spaces are empty.
Public Works is an outdoor exhibition throughout the city of Rotterdam with work by more than 300 visual artists.
An edition of 9 extra large poster prints 119 x 84 cm will be for sale for 35 euros each. Contact me if you would like to order one.


His kinetic optical installation ‘Moving Images II’ was nominated for the 5th International André Evard-Art Award by the Kunsthalle Messmer in Germany and was part of the exhibition until February 2019 in the Messmer museum. 

Moving Images II – Michael Bom