Casper Verborg2018-02-24T15:51:23+00:00

Casper Verborg

Casper Verborg (Lobith, 1981) graduated from ArtEZ Arnhem in 2003. In 2013 he finished his master of arts education at the KASK in Gent (Belgium). The Prins Berhard Cultuurfonds awarded him in 2016 with the Sieger White Award. In 2017 Museum Arnhem dedicated a solo exhibition to his works. As a result of this exhibition his monography ‘The pink elephant’ appeared. In his tableaux vivants Casper Verborg creates ‘fantastic’ images of groups of historically inspired people in a theatrical setting. His aim is to present the viewer with different tools to construct possible stories. Personifications and archetypes like death, life, faith, the fool or the mother enter his stages and provide suggestions for further interpretation of his paintings, without forming a definite framework or meaning.

Awards and prizes

  • Sieger White Award Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (winner, 2016)
  • O-68 Incentive award visual arts (second place, 2014)
  • Painted Faces – Saatchi Art & Griffin Gallery (nomination, 2013)
  • Lucas Cranach Prijs, Kronach, Germany (nomination, 2011)

Publications and press

  • ‘De worsteling der mensheid in zuurstokkleuren’, Nanda Janssen, 2016
  • ‘Verbintenis’, Sabine Winters, 2015
  • ‘Het wonder der schaduwen’, Neel Diekema, 2014
  • ‘De constructie van beeld en ruimte’. De Gelderlander, Jennifer Faasen, 2014
  • ‘Onbegrensde droomwerelden’, Cornelie Samson, 2014

(All articles can be found on www.casperverborg.nl.)