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 installation, 2021

New Members exhibition at Arti et Amicitiae – Amsterdam
3 July to 1 August

You are cordially invited to come and see a large range of my optical and kinetic work in the New Members exhibition at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.

Sophie Bekkering, Michael Bom, Bob Bunck, Teun Castelein, Joyce van Dongen, Jaap Kamsma, Emily Kocken, Jacqueline Kooter, Lotje van Lieshout, Hans Mosman, Claudia Mulder, Miles Phillips, Jan Theun van Rees, Rob Schrama, Willem Speekenbrink, Philine van der Vegte and Catharina van de Ven.

3 July till 1 Augustus
Tuesday till Sunday 12:00 -18:00
. Entrance: €3,-

Arti et Amicitiae, 112 Rokin, 1012 LB Amsterdam, www.arti.nl


Self portrait shot taken in my studio.

Self portrait shot taken in my studio.

Expanding the Frame‬
‪3 July & 4 July 2021‬ – Rotterdam Art Week
‪11:00 – 18:00‬ Free entrance ‬

‪The 27 artists of the Ackersdijkstraat studio complex invite you to visit ‘Expanding the Frame’, a self-initiated exhibition with cinema as the guiding theme that will run through the great diversity of artistic practices in the studio complex during this event. The artists and specially invited guests will present their work using cinematographic elements such as time, movement, narration, light, sound or scenography.‬ The exhibition is part of the Rotterdam Art Week programme. ‬

‪Boris Pas, Chantal van Heeswijk, Geert Mul, Iratxe Jaio + Klaas van Gorkum, Jasmijn Endenburg, Jolanda Linssen, Katrijn Verstegen, Lucie Havel, Marion Daniëls, Michael Bom, Rabin Huissen, Raph de Haas, Robert Stroomberg, Sasja Hagens, Sigmund de Jong, Studio Arletti, Van Santen & Bolleurs, UDID – Judith Jansen, Yu Kuramoto.‬
‪Guest artists:‬ Antoinet Deurloo, Eli de Haas, Erik Visser, Jose Mari Zabala, Marc Hammel en Mirjam Somers.‬

‪Guided tours:‬
‪Those interested can also sign up for a personal guided tour in the building with art historian Marie Dicker. ‬ Click here to reserve.

‪Ateliers Ackersdijkstraat
Ackersdijkstraat 20‬
‪3037 VH Rotterdam ‬

Michael Bom, Acrylic on canvas, 2021

Michael Bom, Acrylic on canvas, 2021

Public Works Rotterdam
‪1 July – 1 August 2021

Soon this poster of mine will be hanging in the outside space of Rotterdam city as part of the “Publieke werken” exhibition from 1 July till 1 August. Since so many events are not taking place in the city, the commercial billboards spaces are empty. Public Works is an outdoor exhibition throughout the city of Rotterdam with work by more than 600 visual artists.

Exhibition in the Maastunnel
All 600 works can be viewed as a whole: an exhibition in the Maastunnel. From 1 July to 1 August this exhibition can be visited free of charge in the pedestrian tunnel of the Maastunnel.

Prints for sale
Only 5 of these posters, size 119 x 84 cm, will be for sale for 35 euros each.
Contact me if you would like to order one. ‬

Michael Bom, Publieke Werken, Poster, 2021


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