About Amok Island




Amok Island (born Amsterdam, 1983) is a multi-disciplinary artist from the Netherlands, based in North Fremantle, Western Australia and if he weren’t an artist he would be a biologist. His work explores his lifelong fascination with nature and her relationships and history with mankind. An undercurrent of appreciation for, and the need to preserve nature, can be detected throughout his work.

Amok Island pursues a point of balance where minimal shape and colour remain capable of realistically representing a subject. To accomplish this, he renders his subjects to near bare minimum geometric elements of form, and places paramount importance on the use of a carefully considered colour palette.

Amok Island has created murals in over 20 countries worldwide and exhibited his work in Australia, the Netherlands and Japan.

In 2016 Amok Island completed one of Australia's largest murals; 'Six stages of Banksia baxteri' spanning 162m long and 25m high on the CBH Grain silo's in Ravensthorpe, making national news.
The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/visual-arts/muralist-amok-island-turns-wheat-silos-into-six-stages-of-banksia/news-story/e550dbf4cb7592f5519ec3496721aaa2
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-29/international-street-artist-amok-island

Amok Island was included in ABC series The Wanderers (2017).
"The Wanderers profiles six of Australia's most exciting street artists as they take their work on the road to unexpected and unusual parts of Australia. This is a series about discovery of self; and of Australia’s next generation of contemporary artists."

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/art-bites-the-wanderers/AC1528Q005S00







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Photo: Bewley Shaylor



Exhibitions


Current/Upcoming Exhibitions


Selected Solo Exhibitions
13 October 'FITZGERALD BIOSPHERE' FORM Gallery Perth
8 December 'PARALLELS' w/ Jarrad Seng, PSAS Fremantle
2015 'ENDEMISM' Outre Gallery, Northbridge Western Australia
2014 'Amok Island' AMA Kojimachi Gallery Tokyo, Japan
2012 'Amok Island' Merenda Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2011 Hole In The Wall Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2010 Little Creatures Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2010 Swings and Roundabouts Gallery, Margaret River, Western Australia
2010 The Butcher Shop Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia
2009 Little Creatures Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2006 Bitterzoet Gallery Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 'Albany Art prize' Albany Art Gallery, Western Australia
2016 'Call of the sea' , Moores Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2016 'Circus SAM' Porto, Portugal
2015 'Kingbrown 10' Rivington Designhouse, Ney York City
2015 'Design Circus - Exhibition 7', State Theatre Perth
2015 'STAY SAFE' Ruck Rover, Northbridge, Western Australia
2015 'Art of Symphony' State Theatre Perth, Western Ausrtalia
2015 'iHart Nepal' Little Wing Corner Gallery Subiaco, Western Australia
2015 'Project Okyo Coffee Cups of the World' Brooklyn New York
2015 'Art for Spark' Mt Hawthorn Pop Up exhibition, Western Australia
2015 'Rediscover Bunbury' Bunbury Art Gallery, Western Australia
2015 'King Brown 9' Perth, Western Australia
2014 Sea Shepherd 'Oceans' Fremantle, Western Australia
2014 'Kuvva' at Ace & Tate, Droog Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 'Greenland Grinds' Sapiitsoq Art Gallery, Kopenhagen, Denmark
2014 'PUBLIC SALON' FORM Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
2014 'Cabinet of Curiosity' Gallery 33, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 'APEX' Corner Gallery, Subiaco, Western Australia
2014 'Alter Ego' Claremont, Western Australia
2013 'Feast Your Eyes Outpost' Fremantle Western Australia
2013 'Loco Locals' Outré Gallery, Perth, Western Australia.
2013 'Bright Lights, Small City' Buratti Fine Arts Gallery, North Fremantle, Western Australia
2013 'Making Waves For The Kimberly' Spacecubed Gallery, Perth Western Australia
2012 'SeeSaw' The Butcher Shop Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia.
2012 'Kingbrown Magazine 8 Launch' -The Butcher Shop Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia.
2012 'Living Walls' FORM Gallery, Perth, Western Australia.
2011 'Kingbrown Magazine 6 Launch' The Butcher Shop Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
2010/2011 '3 x Wine Barrel Exhibition' Swings and Roundabouts Gallery, Margaret River, Western Australia.
2010 'Popsicle Ping Pong Bat exhibition' Cultural Centre Pop Up shop, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Western Australia
2008 'Mikosa Magazine 4 launch exhibition' Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2007 'Me Bike Festival' Westergasterrein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2006 'ARTBEAT' - BG Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.