Jac Bisschops (1952) is a master in sensitizing space.
His work refers to the inestimable value of simplicity, spirituality and transcendence. The paintings are characterized by a clear composition in shimmering color fields and unfold as meditative, finely tuned sounds in the space.
In his 40-year oeuvre, he builds on the ideas of Piero della Francesca, Piet Mondriaan, Ives Klein and Andrei Tarkovski, among others.
In addition to study trips in Europe, Jac Bisschops made many trips to Egypt, India, Himalaya, Nepal, Morocco and Mali, where he absorbed the art and sacred architecture of the old cultures in addition to metaphysical experiences of nature. He is also inspired by classical and contemporary spiritual-religious music.
His philosophy is oriented towards Zen Buddhism
Jac Bisschops studied art at the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht, 1974 – 1979.
Artworks by him are included in various collections, including: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Mondriaanhuis Amersfoort, Museum Ritter Waldenbuch Germany, Espoo Art Museum Espoo Finland, House of Representatives of the States General The Hague, Courthouse Parnas Amsterdam, R.I.V.M. Bilthoven, Head Land Registry Apeldoorn, Ministry of Social Affairs The Hague, ABN-AMRO, KPMG, DSM, SABIC, Ymere and Loyens & Loeff.
Art commissions carried out for:
Government Buildings Agency, Municipality of Amsterdam, Municipality of Leiden, Municipality of Zaanstad, housing corporations and private companies.
In 2010, Bisschops realized a new Stations of the Cross on behalf of the Saint Salvator’s Cathedral in Bruges: “Stations of the Cross of Stillness”. The 15 Stations of the Cross are on permanent display in the cathedral.
In 2014 Bisschops realized a Chapel of Silence (including works of art) in the AZ Maria Middelares Hospital in Gent.
In 2016 Design and realization of a new Altar Island in the restored Our Lady of Hanswijk Basilica in Mechelen (B)
5th of September till the 30th of October 2020