Visual artist Casper Verborg will receive the Sieger White Award from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds this year. This scholarship is for talented artists up to the age of 35 from the East of the Netherlands and is a monetary prize of €25,000 for a publication of work presented during an exhibition.
Casper Verborg (Lobith, 1981) graduated from ArtEZ in Arnhem in 2003 after completing the Fine Art and Design in Education programme. In 2013, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent. In his work, Casper Verborg explores the readability of the image. His paintings are places where everything happens and doesn't happen at the same time. ‘It seems like a celebratory gathering, but it quickly becomes clear that this isn't the case. Lots of groups are standing like passers-by in the room. As spectators, but of what? They aren't making contact, they are waiting. Mutual connections are barely there’, is how Casper Verborg interprets his work.
During the Amsterdam Art Fair, from 25 until 29 May 2016, Casper Verborg will be presented as one of the newcomers.
Casper Verborg will receive the Sieger White Award on Saturday 19 November 2016 at the Reuten Gallery in Amsterdam. His work will be on display there from then until 23 December 2016.
Sieger White Award
The Sieger White Award is named after the artist couple Fred Sieger (1902-1999) and Helen Sieger-White (1911-2010) and was contributed to the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds by the Sieger White Foundation. This scholarship is awarded every two years and supports painters (studio painting) in the broadest sense. The artist from the East of the Netherlands must already have modest prestige. The scholarship is designed to help enhance the reputation of the artist's work.