Robin Speijer (1997, The Netherlands)

Robin Speijer’s work focuses on a combination of color, light and textures. At first glance, the subject seems to be the many forms of fabric. The feel of the material and its ability to take on many different shapes fascinates her. She captures the folds that naturally occur, carefully framing them within her paintings. These details have been zoomed in on and enlarged, creating depth and softness. In doing so she separates the material from the context it was contained in, allowing it to be viewed differently. The paintings, however objective the painter intended them to be, contain an emotional intimacy that arises from the artist’s subjective methods for composition and framing. Standing in front of Robin’s paintings, one feels as if she wants to share their duality in material: the intimacy of the soft fabrics that nurture us, and the paint on canvas that represents this layer by layer.


Text by Yoeri Guépin, based on a studio visit (2019)


2015 - 2019 HKU - Bachelor of Fine Art

2014 - 2015 HKU - Preparatory Course



18.01.2020 - 08.03.2020
Jonge Talenten 2019 - Artphy, Onstwedde

22.02.2020 - 02.08.2020
Realisme Nu - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam


Little Big Art Show - Circle Gallery, Amsterdam

Sprouts Young Talents 2019 - SBK Kunstuitleen, Amsterdam

Manic Patterns - Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Curated by Thimo te Duits

Art Noord 3 - Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen

Best of Graduates 2019 - Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
Curated by Radek Vana

Exposure (Fine Art) - De Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht
HKU Graduation Exhibition
Curated by Lieven Hendriks and Andrew March

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Botanische Tuinen, Utrecht
Curated by Helene Webers


Voorlinden Collection, NL

KPMG Art Collection, NL

Kunstuitleen Utrecht, NL

Lakeside Collection, NL

MAL Collection, NL

Various Private Collections, NL

NOMINATIONS and prizes

SBK Young Talent Award - Nominated
SBK Otto Hetterscheid Stimuleringsprijs - Nominated
Dooyewaard Stipendium - Winner

Hiviniziki OV Prijs - Nominated

Other Activities

Assistant for Suzan Drummen – MIR Project, Amersfoort


Assistant for Claudia Martinez Garay – Rijksakademie, Amsterdam