Hello, my name is

Teko van Kuyk

and I’m a multimedia visual artist.

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I make art &
I $ell art

Teko van Kuyk’s works deal with his latent Latin influences. He was born in Switzerland and after a short time living in New Zealand, he went to live in Latin America, first for 15 years in Brazil and then 9 in Argentina, where he began to invest strongly in his art career. Over the span of 6 years, he took part in more than 60 group shows and 5 solo shows.

After this period of inspiration he decided it was time for a change, so in 2016 he moved to Berlin, and he’s been loving it here. He has exhibited and sold his work all around the world in cities such as Berlin, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Brussels, Barcelona, and Madrid.

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Teko is an artist that doesn’t overthink about pushing boundaries to what art can be but prefers his art to be judged by the mass public. In a way evaluating his art by putting it into public criticism, Teko is a daring and fearless artist. He always experiments with material, balancing on the thin line between technology, art, and design.

His motto? “My work deals with shallowness, pop-culture, and pink”

It’s always unexpected what will come of his art. Art for him can be anything and everything. Following Warhol’s ideology “everything the artist does is art”, Teko finds himself exploring art in all sorts of languages, all sorts of techniques until the end result is satisfying enough for the buyers.

He is interested in an art which is more a product of contemporary internet-kitsch aesthetics rather than a vessel that carries supposed complex meanings and needs an expensive frame to be considered as such.

His art comes as an aftermath of flashy inspiration from everyday life with a touch of deep research, yet playful and deliberately kitsch effect. As he once said, “our times are kitsch, and so should our art be”. He mostly plays with ready-mades and daily symbols following the streams of pop art and Duchamp-ism, to suggest that maybe art is just a toy for rich pockets and not so much a deep, incomprehensible concept that needs to be unveiled.

His art is still about discovering new pathways and new ways of expression, new subjects, and new results. One would call his method almost scientific; like a scientist, he experiments on the materials available and sees what will happen; how people will react; and what the beauty might be.

This, he lets his buyers decide for him. As he likes to put it, he is a deeply-shallow artist.

Latest
art-projects

Rather than creating artworks or art series, my art practice revolves around creating art-projects where my art plays a part in a bigger picture that takes into consideration concept, development, ideal customer, marketing, and distribution.

It’s art-business, baby!

The € 120.000 Pineapple


Continuing with the ongoing series of pineapples, the artists expand on existing motives and creates a new series of work, pushing the boundaries of fruit-based artwork.

Pineapples in Technicolor

Continuing with the ongoing series of pineapples, the artists expand on existing motives and creates a new series of work, pushing the boundaries of fruit-based artwork

All the art is for $ale.

Previous art-projects

I’ve been doing this art thing for quite a while now. Here you’ll be able to browse from my earlier work up until the present day.

MAGMA

One of the greatest exhibitions I ever hosted. After being…
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Exhibition track-record

Showing my work has been a cornerstone of my art career, It always struck me the importance of having my work on display, I mean, what good is my art if no one gets to see it?
Since 2012 I’ve participated in over 70+ group shows and had 5 solo shows.
Want to exhibit my art in any way? Drop me an email at stephan@vankuyk.art

Best Exhibitions

January 2019
Lucky Galley @ Nhow
Group show @ Nhow berlin
Berlin

Mar 2018
Wandelism
Street art festival @ Berlin

January 2018
Tropical Bacanal
Solo Show @ Art von Frei
Berlin

Dec 2017
MAGMA
Group show @ Unicorn Space
Berlin

August 2017
Take Over
Street art festival
Barcelona

May 2017
The Haus
Street art festival

March 2017
Pop up the Jam
Art fair
Brussels

February 2017
Hybrid – Art fair
Madrid

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January 2019
Lucky Galley @ Nhow
Group show @ Nhow berlin
Berlin

Mar 2018
Wandelism
Street art festival @ Berlin

January 2018
Tropical Bacanal
Solo Show @ Art von Frei
Berlin

Dec 2017
MAGMA
Group show @ Unicorn Space
Berlin

Sept 2017
Azucar Pocket show #5
Group Show @ Gift Raum

August 2017
Take Over
Street art festival
Barcelona

July 2017
Summer Selection 3
Group show Art von Frei

May 2017
Pintario Commission
Collaboration

May 2017
The Haus
Street art festival

March 2017
Pop up the Jam
Art fair
Brussels

February 2017
Hybrid – Art fair
Madrid

October 2016
Azucar: pocket exhibition #1
Group show @ Art und Weise

September 2016
Azucar Gallery | Berlin – Grand Opening
Group show @ Azucar Berlin

July 2016
Summer selection II
Group Show @ Art von Frei

Feb 2016
ROOM ART FAIR
Art Fair
Madrid – Spain

May 2015
The last Tango Group Show
Group show @ Casa A

May 2015
Bye Bye Buenos Aires
Solo Show @ Korova art space

Febuary 2015
Azucar Expressive Art
Group Show @ El Colectivo

Febuary 2015
Azucar Street ART
Group @ Show El Colectivo

December 2014
Azucar at Arte Dos
Group Show @ Arte dos –

October 2014
Azucar @ EGGO art fair Art Fair
Art Fair @ C. Cultural Recoleta

August 2014
Azucar Visits Black Hat
Group Show @ Black Hat Bar

May 2014
Azúcar Visits patio del liceo
Group Show @ Patio del Liceo

April 2014
Art Luján
Group Show @ Comarcas de Luján

March 2014
Azucar MAG audiovisual channel
Group Show @ La Oreja Negra

December 2013
Teko van Kuyk: Golden Hits
Solo Show @ Patio del Liceo

November 2013
Azucar #6
Group Show @ Azucar Gallery 41

August 2013
Azucar Presents: Digital art
Group Show @ Azucar Gallery 41

June 2013
Trastienda Dulce
Group Show @ Azucar Gallery 41

May 2013
Grand Opening: Azucar Gallery
Group Show @ Azucar Gallery 41

April 2013
Mattone Happening
Group Show @ Mattone Gallery

March 2013
Mattone + Bolivia
Group Show @ Mattone Gallery

Feb 2013
Azucar #4
Group show @ Comuna Art Space
Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

December 2012
Azucar ART SALE
Group fair @ Lo de Teodoro

November 2012
Azucar #2
Group Show @ Patio del Liceo

November 2012
Croma 2
Group Show @ Palermo university

August 2012
Azucar MAG #1
Group show @ esperanza Ascurra

April 2012
Tekito from the block
Group show @ esperanza Ascurra

December 2011
Tekito: Plastic Fantastic
Solo Show @ Guionarte Art Space

September 2011
Reciclalo
Duo Show @ Flea Market

March 2011
Petit Detall
Group Show @ Barcelona Spain

October 2010
Freak Halloween
Group Show @ Circuit House
Buenos Aires

September 2010
Art at esquina
Group Show @ Corner bar
Buenos Aires

September 2010
Circus Friday
Group Show @ Jah bar
Buenos Aires

May 2010
Garcharte
Group show @ Algun lado art space
Buenos Aires

August 2009
Teko code: Rock
Solo show @ Code Rock Space
Bueno Aires

July 2009
Get Art Vincent
Group Show @ Vincent art Space
Buenos Aires

June 2009
Collective show @ 780 art Space
Buenos Aires

Feb 2009
Il Amour
Group show @ Il ballo del Mattone
Buenos Aires

Nov 2008
Festival de Arte Queer
Group show @ Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires