Michael Bom

abstraction in motion

Natural phenomena, rhythms and movements are often the starting point for the work of Michael Bom.

He 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 never twice the same, but still remains the same.

Through abstraction he wants to come to the essence and be able to create a new pure and absolute reality.

Michael works across different mediums in which he explores his interest in reflection, movement and structure. With his print work on flat and static surfaces he uses dots and rhythm and the juxtaposition of lay- ers to achieve abstract impressions of movement. Whereas with his ‘analogue machines’ he is able to show his observations through a constantly changing movement of dots and filters.

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

Exhibition 11 July – 31 August at WTC Art Gallery The Hague with works by Michael Bom, Touw van Eck and Josja Caecilia Schepman
Adres: Pr. Beatrixlaan 582. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 9pm


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.