Jasper van Aarle, Dutch visual artist.

Works    Information



To give an idea of the motives and works, I would say that they examine the primary character­istics and modes that come into play at the ongoing forming and unfolding of existence. I see my practice as a way to elaborate personal conceptions and imagin­ings, as well as to grasp speculative theories on the principles that constitute natural reality.
        This yields a combination of variform propo­sitions like drawings and sculptures. All in search of tenable ways to explore the manners in which nature and the world around us persis­tently evolve. From invisible forces at the level of fundamen­tals to physical objects and occurren­ces of experience, every­thing is concerned as a manifold of lively processes; a never ending inversion of becoming, passage, and continu­ous change.

photo credit: M. van Berkel, 2019

Contact details

Jasper van Aarle (1980)
Lives and works in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

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Education, exhibitions and futher activities:
View CV here.

Current & upcoming


Periodic micro-residencies
1 Jan — 30 June 2021
Part of a broader project aimed towards a mutually conducive interplay between deepening (recurrent residencies outdoors) and elaboration (back in the studio). Made possible with support of the Mondriaan Fund.

Residency at WIELS
1 July — 31 December 2021 [postponed from 2020]
Six-month work period within the residency programme of WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, on behalf of the Mondriaan Fund (Artist-in-Residency Grant Abroad).


Publications, etc.


Abstractacadabra Binnenste­buiten
2014, book, published under kunstwordtterugkunst #6 by Uitge­verij De Kleine Kapaci­teit, ’s-Hertogen­bosch.

Hardcover, Dutch, 17,5 × 12,5 cm, 192 pages, 252 illu­stra­tions and photos.
Book design, content & concept: Jasper van Aarle
Editor: Florette Dijkstra
ISBN 9789491963001
Order here




All text and images (c) Jasper van Aarle, unless stated otherwise. Build with, and running on Cargo.
A lot of activities throughout these practices would not have been possible without the stimulating and gratefully used support of the Mondriaan Fund.

Neither without the invitations, resources and work done by the people behind all involved parties and institutions; special thanks to these collaborators as well.

© (2010—) 2021 Jasper van Aarle, all rights reserved