Marcel Bastiaans, born in Arnhem, The Netherlands, started to paint at the young age of 8. Nowadays, Marcel’s work can be described as colourful and happy. Mostly figurative and often experimental, framed in dynamic abstract: EMOTIONAL REALISM: One of Marcel’s greatest highlights was the visit of Her Majesty, Royal Highness Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands at his exhibition, arranged by Hoogovens, in Hannover, Germany. In 2004, being selected as one of the most promising painters from 1945 till now, Marcel is archived in The National State Library Dresden, Germany.
From 2000 till 2006, Marcel was professor at the ‘University of Applied Science and Arts’, Germany. He lectured till July 2006 for 5,5 years, one day a week. At the end of December 2006, Marcel started to design a complete prototype car for RTL7-Television, in just 3 months, for their new program ‘PRautotype’, so it could be shown at the Amsterdam International Car-exhibition ‘AutoRAI’, March 27, 2007. Everything he did was followed by camera.
Marcel is also known for his contribution to, Prince Charles’ brother in law, Mark Shands ‘Elephant-Parade’; his painting-series like ‘The Corus-Series’ and ‘The Volvo-Series’; his ‘Kando’ painting for the Library in the ‘Communication Plaza’, Japan; the ‘Flow’ painting for ‘Rabobank’; the ‘Eclipse-family’ painting in Chicago, USA and the huge wall-painting for Moroso. 2011 was Marcel’s big success at ‘Art-Innsbruck’ and his inauguration in Florence.
2012 started with an exhibition in The Netherlands at ‘Het Van Abbehuis’. Then on Broadway in New York and in GAUDI’s ‘Casa Batllo’ in Barcelona Spain. Highlights were a couple of great articles in New York art-newspapers and art-glossy’s. In 2012, Marcel was on the cover of ‘NY Arts Magazine’ and participated in Miami during ‘Art-Basel Miami’. 2013 started with TEFAF-CHOPARD Geneva Maastricht, KIV ‘Chateau St.Gerlach’ & Gallery Inez Tummers Valkenburg and ‘ArtExpo New York’ Pier 92 NY.
In March 2013 the Lamborghini Gallardo racecar, styled by Marcel, was launched by Haute Horlogerie ‘BlancpaiN’ and car-manufacturer ‘Lamborghini’.
The international press called the Lamborghini ‘Stunning!’
‘The Armory Show’ Pier 94 New York 2013
Flatiron Hotel Manhattan New York 2013
CANNES 2013 visited by Marina Picasso
Miami Art-Basel 2013
At the end of 2013, painting ‘Tintin’ was projected on massive skyscraper in New York.
Exhibition ‘I AM HERE’ Museum Kruysenhuis 2014
Exhibition ‘Jonathan Club’ Los Angeles 2014
Dutch Design Week 2014
Exhibition ‘I AM’ with Piero Lissoni NOORT 2014
Exhibition ‘We are One’ The Steiner Gallery 2015
ArtExpo 2015 New York NY
Grimaldi Forum Monaco 2015
Monte Carlo Art Monaco 2015
Solo New York 2015
Meeting with Olivier Widmaijer Picasso 2016
BMW-100 Year Anniversary exclusive interviews 2016 fal.cn/20R3
Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam 2016
Solo ‘GLIMLACH’ Waterlinie Museum Bunnik 2017
Solo ‘Stardust’ (ROOTS) Museum Kruysenhuis 2017
Automobili BUGATTI Campogalliano Italy 2018
San Diego USA 2018
Solo ‘Lamborghini d’Oro Series’-IAM FL Sant’Agata Bolognese Italy 2019
Solo Automobili BUGATTI Campogalliano Italy Romano Artioli 2019
Artpiece for Sant’Agata Bolognese Italy 2019
Honored by Mayor of Sant’Agata Bolognese Italy 2019
Art-Bike for Moto Puro, DUCATI 2019
Marcel’s paintings create lots of attention from an increasing group of art collectors all over the world