Thomas Trum (1989 The Netherlands) works on the intersection of art and design. Most of his work evolves around a material research of paint and techniques to apply this. Using the studio as a place for experiment, he looks into unconventional ways to paint on paper, canvas or walls. For example, he used a super sized felt pen, a machine for road line marking and brushes attached to a drill. His very active way of working is often based on trial-and-error: the result of his actions are never pre-determined , keeping enthusiasm and velocity part of the end result. In his approach to painting, he tries to find out everything there is to know about a certain paint or piece of equipment before using it in his work. The way he works on a smaller piece of paper is basically similar to when he makes a large mural: by zooming in and out on his own methods he can work on many different surfaces and sizes. Paint is his muse, whether it is in small-scale research or expanding public spaces with his colorful large-scale work.

    His work is represented in collections of the Noord Brabants Museum, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Akzo Nobel Art foundation, NN group, Ministry of education culture and science (OCW), Ministry of infrastructure and water managment and the Royal collection.


    september 6th–april 11th, 2021
Mind the Gap!
    Museum fur Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt

    september 12th–january 10th, 2021

    Repeating Ramp
    Kunsthal Light #23, Rotterdam

    januari 9th–februari 21st, 2021
    Park, Tilburg


may 18th–february 21st, 2021
    Design Museum Gent

    april 9th–september 12th, 2021

    Colors etc.
    Tripostal, Lille

    THOMAS TRUM<br />Two Pink Lines #10, marker drawing on canvas, 160 x 115 cm
    Two Pink Lines #10
    Marker drawing on canvas
    160 x 115 cm
    THOMAS TRUM<br />Two Red Lines #1, marker drawing on paper, 180 x 120 cm
    Two Red Lines #1
    Marker drawing on paper
    180 x 120 cm
    THOMAS TRUM<br />Two Blue Lines #3, marker drawing on paper, 180 x 120 cm
    Two Blue Lines #3
    Marker drawing on paper
    180 x 120 cm