Studio Ruwedata is the practice of Rotterdam based artist Thijs Kelder. Once started in graphic design and illustration, Thijs’ artistic activities focus on applied three-dimensional art installations.

 

His style is characterized by a clear signature and references to pop-art, iconography and vintage advertising. The fringes of life are a common thread throughout the work, brought to the viewer with a healthy, sometimes dark, sense of humour.

 

“We all think about love, aging and where our society is going. These are everyday subjects, but very meaningful and inspiring. I want to share these thoughts in my work.”

 

Studio Ruwedata pursues to continuously explore the possibilities of working with various materials such as wood and plexiglass. Recent activities consist of autonomous artworks like Blind Spot and Soundbombing, next to custom made interior design installations for restaurants, cafés, offices and hotels. Have a look at Cafe De Bruine Pij in Breda, for example.

 

From exhibiting in galleries to decorating one of the most famous skyscrapers in Rotterdam (take a look at this!), Thijs’ creative approach always features striking and strong visual imagery.

 

By all means, communication is key: Thijs Kelder strives to reveal the underlying story and find the right way to tell it.

 

“With every new project, whether it’s commissioned or self-commissioned, I will always push the boundaries of what I know. I like trying out new materials and will always think outside the box.”

Selected exhibitions:
2019 – BIG ART – Hembrug, Zaandam
2019 – OBJECT Rotterdam – HAKA building, Rotterdam
2018 – BIG ART – Bijlmerbajes, Amsterdam
2018 – Observed & Served – Yogaground, Rotterdam
2018 – Bigger Than – Enfant Terrible, Rotterdam
2017 – Let there be light – Go Gallery, Amsterdam
2017 – Result (ION with Bier en Brood) – Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
2017 – Roxier Art & Design, Rotterdam
2017 – Bric -a- Brac – Enfant Terrible, Rotterdam
2017 – Rotator – Slash Gallery/ WORM, Rotterdam
2017 – MOTIF – Het Stadsmus, Hasselt (BE)
2016 – Ysoc – Sluijter & Meijer, Rotterdam
2016 – ION – Kelderman & Van Noort, Eindhoven
2015 – Black and White – Kelderman & Van Noort, Eindhoven
2015 – Good Times – Opperclaes, Rotterdam
2015 – Club Wellness – Bazar Bizar, Rotterdam
2015 – There’s No Tomorrow – Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2014 – Fearless – Bijenkorf, Rotterdam
2014 – Ontspoord Museumnacht – The House of Ababa, Rotterdam
2014 – Het Kunstenaarsbal – Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam
2013 – Graphic AND ’a framed Utopia’ – St. Kop, Breda
2013 – READY – SET – GO! – Kunsthal, Rotterdam
2012 – TEN / TEN – Bacardi House, Amsterdam
2011 – No More Rock & Roll – De Aanschouw, Rotterdam

Press:
2019 – REBELZ magazine
2019 – Grote Nederlandse Kunst Kalender
2018 – ELLE magazine
2018 – 365 + 1 Dutch graphic designers, St. Print
2016 – Hip Hop In Je Smoel 2016
2016 – Grote Rotterdamse Kunst Kalender
2015 – Mothership & Beyond
2015 – Algemeen Dagblad – Night Vision
2015 – Eindhovens Dagblad – Black & White exhibition
2014 – Grote Rotterdamse Kunst Kalender
2014 – Opperclaes Viewpaper Issue #1
2013 – Algemeen Dagblad – Royaal portret…
2013 – Algemeen Dagblad – Oranjes kijken uit over Rotterdam

Contact:
Studio Ruwedata is always up for new projects. Do you have a question, do you want more information or a free quote? No problem! You can reach me by calling +31 645 308 121 or by using the contact form: