facts and figures


SIM Visser


Residential and studio address
Landstraat 150
1401 ET Bussum
Netherlands
T: +31 356952053
M: +31 648644675
E: sh.visser@planet.nl
W: www.simvisser.nl


Biography

born
December 2, 1947 in Wassenaar
married to
Debora Voorhoeve (1949)
4 children: Laurens (1977), Julie (1981), Alexandra (1983) and Stephan (1988)
education
1966-1973
Wageningen University, agricultural engineering
1977-1982
Academy Minerva Groningen, painting and graphics
1986
Hans Bayens Amsterdam, pastel
1990 -2012
registered as a landscape architect in the registry for architects


Exhibitions

1982
– Graduation Exhibition Academy Minerva, Groningen, Levie Building
– Clive Miller Studio, Meppel (solo)

1983
– Het Lokaal, Groningen (solo)
– Around the Reitdiep, tourist information office, Winsum
– Nude in art, Veenlust, Veendam

1984
– Galerie Brink 7 Yde (solo)

1985
– The Lichtenberg, Amersfoort
– Galerie Anderwereld, Middelstum
– From city to wad, Northern Maritime Museum, Groningen, Deutsches Schiffahrtmuseum, Bremerhaven and National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam
– The Still Life, Galerie Wiek XX, Groningen
– Gallery Ruitenbeek, Doorn (solo)
– Autumn Salon, Galerie Wiek XX, Groningen

1986
– The Dike, N. H. Church, Westernieland
– Indoor and outdoor, Art Trade Ina Broerse, Laren (NH)
– Summer Exhibition, Galerie Wiek XX, Groningen
– Watercolours, drawings and pastels, Art Trade Ina Broerse, Laren (NH)

1987
– Still Life, Art Trade Ina Broerse, Laren (NH)
– Galerie de Bleekerij, Groningen (solo)
– Skies over lowlands, Art Trade Ina Broerse, Laren (NH)
– Galerie Brink 7, Yde, (solo)
– Watercolors and drawings, Art Trade Ina Broerse, Laren (NH)

1988
– Summer, Galerie de Vis, Harlingen

1989
– Recognize, Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn (solo)

1990
– Gallery Court of Oensel, Schimmert
– Gallery 1632, Zaltbommel
– Etude nude, Art Trade Felix, Maastricht

1991
– Gallery Spreuwenberg, Herkenbosch
– Galerie Brink 7 Yde (solo)
– Art Faire, Roermond

1992
– Galerie Mercedes, Voorschoten

1993
– Galerie Mercedes, Voorschoten
– Flow, Arnhem (solo)

1995
– Cocoa in pictures, Bensdorp Cacaofabriek Bussum

1996
– Studio tour, Bussum

1997
– Miniature Paintings, Tindal Bussum
– Messages to a floating landscape – an installation, Eilandspolder, North – Holland

1998
– Studio tour, Bussum

2002
– Studio tour, Bussum
– Gallery Rispinghe, Nijemirdum

2003
– Galerie, Brink 7 Yde

2004
– Studio tour, Bussum

2006
– Three questions of Gauguin – a reflection of Sim Visser in relation to Kasteel Groeneveld as ‘place of connection’, installation, Kasteel Groeneveld Baarn

2013
-Salon International d’Aquarelle, Saint Yrieix la Perche, France


Reviews

– Not covering discoveries, Henri de Vries, Meppeler Courant, 8-9-1982
– Nude in Veenlust, Eric Forest, Newspaper of the North, 5-10-1983
– Boring exposition in Veenlust, Friggo Visser, Winschoter Courant, 14-101983
– The power of small things …, Jan Kooistra, Leekster Couranr, 24-5-1984
– Young art in Lichtenberg, Arts and Auto, 16-2-1985
– The route from town to wad seen through the eyes of artists, Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, April 1985
– From city to wad, an artmanifestation around the Reitdiep, Klaas Koornstra, Wadden Bulletin, May 1985
– Stadt und Watt gesehen durch den Augen der Maler, Bremerhavn Zeitung, 17-7-1985
– Still life between abstraction and experimentation in Wiek XX, Friggo Visser, Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, 7-6-1985
– Charming exhibition in Doorn, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, 18-9-1985
– Inside is closer …, Jan Kooistra, Leekster Courant, 8-10-1987
– Summer, a lot of quality work, Petra Verschoor, Frieschdagblad, 22-7-1988
– Summer heat at Gallery de Vis, S.D. Leeuwarden Courant, 24-6-1988
– Recognize with Sim Visser in Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarnse Courant, 18-1-1989
– Sim Visser, pastels, Tableau, May 1990
– Who catches the fisherman …? Jan Kooistra, Leekster Courant, 18-4-1991
– Everyday beauty and abstraction, Gerard Berends, Drenthe and Asser Courant, April 1991
– Fourteen artists at Galerie Mercedes, Courant Voorschoten Wassenaar, 19-2-1992


Collection of poetry

Signs of Life, Harm Schepers and Sim Visser, 1991

In magazine ‘Elsevier’ 10-8-1991 the collection of poems was reviewed by Ernst Ris entitled Poetry from new collections


Publications of Sim Visser
About art and landscape

– Landscape as a mirror of culture, Blauwe Kamer / profiel 1994-2
– Parcs and plots, Vruchtbare Aarde, 3 1997
– Enjoy landscapes, Vruchtbare Aarde, Dec / Jan 1997-1998
– Landscape: room for emotion, Landinrichting, July 1999
– Landscape, connection between past and future, in: Landscape in plural, Jan Kolen and Ton Lemaire (red), Jan van Arkel, Utrecht, 1999
– Vision on landscapes, Vruchtbare Aarde, 1999-2000/6
– Messages to a floating landscape, in: From Landscape Ecology to Landscape Science, JA Klijn and W. Fox ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000
– “Resorts of connection” with Hank Kune, in: Fysica van Samenwerking II – krachtenfusie in de inrichting van Nederland, Ad de Rooij (red), Veen Magazines, 2006
– Limes, a biography, preface, Limes Weg, Marieke Berkers, Maike van Stiphout (red), Architectura & Natura, Amsterdam, 2009
– Heritage of the future, Sim Visser et al (ed.), National Cultural Heritage Agency, 2010
– Life on the border between land and water, in: Peter van Bolhuis, Soaring Landscapes, Harrie Harsema, Harm Venema, Jeanette Haverkort (red), Blauwdruk , Wageningen, 2010


About art
– Sam Drukker, collected works – paintings and works on paper from his own collection, and Rabobank Assen Drenthe Museum, Assen, 2004
– Sam Drukker, a thin skin – paintings and works on paper, WBOOKS, Zwolle, 2011
– Ben van Voorn – a versatile artist, along with Aafke Steenhuis, Robin d’Arcy Shillcock, Jan-Willem de Vries and Marianne van Albada, Boucher, Midlaren, 2012


About Groeneveld and the work of Sim Visser
– Groeneveld and civil debate after 1999, in: Natuur is ook maar een mens, het Nationaal centrum voor bos, natuur en landschap Kasteel Groeneveld, 1982-2007, Erwin H. Karels, Stichting Groeneveld and Inmerc, 2008
– Timeline, in: Kasteel Groeneveld, buitenplaats voor stad en land, René Dessing and Caroline van der Lee, project management, Thot, 2012


Interviews on art and landscape
– The walkable landscape, interview with Sim Visser by Frank Flippo, Vruchtbare Aarde, 1995-1
– The landscape of the highways, interview with Sim Visser by Jan Hertoghs, Humo, april 1997
– Kasteel Groeneveld shifts its limits, interview with Sim Visser by Edward de Vries Lentsch, De Gooi en Eemlander, 11 april 2002
– The last wilderness park in Netherlands, interview with Sim Visser by Tim van der Horn, Wadden Magazine, 4-2003
– Man in command, ir Sim Visser, Kasteel Groeneveld, interview with Sim Visser by Brigitte van Mechelen, Items 6, 2005
– Sim and Debora Visser, interview by Tracy Metz with photos of Theo Baart, in: Huis in Frankrijk, Tracy Metz, NAI Publishers, 2010


Assignments

Various assignments for government, businesses and individuals in various techniques.
– portrait,
– figure
– landscape,
– interior
– land art


Other Fuctions?

Besides his activities as an artist Sim Visser worked for various employers:
1973 – 1979
National Planning Service for Rural Areas in Groningen
Head of research department

1979 – 1980
Hpart, office for urban design and landscape architecture, Assen
Planner

1984 – 1986
Buro Schöne, Office for landscape Architecture, Assen
Planner

1986 – 1991
Forestry Commission, Roermond
Landscape Architect

1991 – 1997
Land Service / Service Planning and Land Management / DLG. Utrecht
Deputy Inspector Planning / Head of the department of Main Roads’

1997 – 1998
National Service for Rural Areas, Haarlem
Head of Projects / Account Manager

1998 – 1999
National Service for Rural Areas, Utrecht
Strategic advisor / trend watcher

1999 – 2006
Kasteel Groeneveld, National Centre for Forest, Nature and Landscape
Director

2006 – 2007
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Policy Advisor

2007 – 2010
National Cultural Heritage Agency
Head of Landscape