Michael Bom

Visual artist Michael Bom (Cape Town, South Africa) lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

abstraction in motion

Observations of natural phenomena; their rhythms and movements are a starting point for his work.

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 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.

Serigraph, Unique print 2020, 50 x 50 cm


Architecture of Zero – group exhibition with work by Michael Bom

Opening Saturday 7 May 15hoo at Eye Love You artspace

Contributing artists:
Michael Bom, Rolf Den Dunnen, Saminte Ekeland, Marieke Pruis, Matthijs van Zessen, Jan de Bruin.

7 May – 11 June 2022.
Open Friday – Sunday
15h00 – 18h00.

Eye Love You artspace
Blaak 333

Movement of colour, 40 cm x 40 cm
, Acrylic on canvas, 2021

Movement of Color – an exhibition with work by Michael Bom

In the summer of 2021, Michael Bom researched the work of Piet Mondriaan made in the period 1908-1915, in which Mondriaan often stayed in the vicinity of Domburg, Zeeland. In this research, Michael has mainly focused on Mondrian’s use of color and his methods of depicting rhythm and movement.

Michael followed in Mondriaan’s footsteps and went to Domburg and other beach towns in Zeeland to experience and observe for himself how these places react on his senses. This led to a variety of new works including these two which are exhibited at G126 in Rotterdam.

‘The surface of things gives delight, their inwardness gives life”
Piet Mondrian, Notebooks 1912-14

On display
24/7 in the windows of G126.

G126 exhibition space

Gerard Scholtenstraat 126
3035st, Rotterdam

The 6th International André Evard-Art Award exhibition. 7th place.

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

Focus 1, 29 x 29 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

Group exhibition at Salon 2021 at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.

Exhibition from Saturday 11 December 2021 till Sunday 9 January 2022

Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday from 10 – 17h00. Closed: 25 December 2021 till 1 January 2022.

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


Michael Bom, Kinetic installation, 2021