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Bob Eikelboom

MA work

Liberal Picture Service

LIBERAL PICTURE SERVICE (LPS) is an immersive sound object where you, the spectator, play the role of picture maker. It is a pseudoscientific, conceptual, free association machine inspired by the ever-increasing amount of images we deal with daily; an architectural sculpture, within which one hears compositions of recordings from everyday life together with samples of movies, music and other media.


The LPS creates both a getaway and a cooperative guide to what visually (really) matters to us by providing a wave of meaning that can only be given form to through the mind of the spectator.





  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Painting, 2017

  • The focus in Eikelboom’s practice is often characterised by the striking imagery but it’s primarily about the interspace. An interlude in where meaning is given to a range of possibilities and combinations, the point that is susceptible to multiple interpretations. This language speaks of the gap between culture and its codes, from high to low. Through the imagery and the use of specific materials Eikelboom creates a tendency between derogation techniques and honesty. There is always something behind the work that is not revealed on the surface. We are never sure if the image gives us satisfaction or makes us critical. And in the same two-way way, Eikelboom undermines the artistry.

    Installation, painting, sound

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art Royal Academy of Fine Arts The Hague KABK
  • Exhibitions

  • 2016, The Fortune Teller, Garage Rotterdam, NL; 2015, Making Monsters for my Friends, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL; 2015, Collection Presentation, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL; 2014, Dull as Ditchwater, duo with Martin Kippenberger, Le Plafond, Amsterdam, NL; 2013, Slow is Smooth is Fast, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam; 2015, The Eternal Temptation of Creating a Masterpiece, Barbara Seiler, Zurich, CH; 2014, Moonshine, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam, NL; 2013, Now or Never, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
  • Awards

  • 2014, Koninklijke prijs voor vrije schilderkunst, Amsterdam, Winner
  • Publications

  • 2015 ‘Jeanne Prisser’, Volkskrant, Jeanne Prisser; 2014 ‘Te Groot voor zijn Leeftijd’, Metropolis M, Domeniek Ruyters,issue 08, page12/14