Thomas Trum
Kunsthal Light #23

Sept. 12, 2020 – Jan. 10, 2021
Thomas Trum (1989) is always searching for unconventional painting methods. In this context, he uses different types of paint and ‘apparatuses’, such as a road marking machine, a drill with brushes attached to it, and a supersized felt-tip pen. Regardless of whether he is working on small paper surfaces or making a large mural, his working methods always remains the same. Without ever having a predetermined vision of the end result, Trum’s enthusiasm and the speed at which he works allow him to create playful paintings that convey an almost tactile sense of movement.

More information about Trum’s site-specific work behind the Kunsthal’s display window will follow soon. With this work, Thomas Trum is taking part in the talent development programme Kunsthal Light.


‘Kunsthal Light’ is the Kunsthal’s talent development programme. Since 2011, this exhibition programme has been especially focusing on young artists who are capable of making 'a grand gesture' in an original and artistic way. For this purpose, three times a year the Kunsthal places HALL 6 (the over 25 meter-long display window along the ramp) at the disposal of an artist who is given free rein to create a site-specific work. In 2020, Kunsthal Light is also made possible by the Mondriaan Fund.

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