Klaashenk Blonk

Sculptor | The Netherlands

Klaashenk Blonk creates abstract and figurative ceramics. His work is inspired by the experiences he had on his travels to North-Africa, Central-America, Southeast Asia and Southwest Asia.




Klaashenk Blonk is a seasoned ceramics sculptor, who is currently based in Dordrecht. Initially, he did his art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. Later he was affiliated as an art teacher at the Free Academy in Rotterdam., Cultural Education Dordrecht and Art Education Walcheren. 

Originally a painter, he explored many techniques in 2D and 3D before moving into ceramic sculpting. During the COVID-period Blonk started a new series of ceramic sculptures . Confined in his studio, he went back into memory lane and started to revisit his travels to North-Africa, Central-America, South-East Asia and South-West Asia.

This free exploration through online trips, old photos and books resulted in the intriguing Proud-series: A series of duo sculptures, on the edge of Western and non-Western impressions, consisting of indigenous clay masks with acrylic paint, topped up with colourful glazed semi-abstract headdresses. Headdresses that are far from indigenous on second sight, but are a remarkable impressions of these memories of colouful far away worlds.

Blonk is an established artist in the Netherlands who has participated in many group and solo exhibitions including museums like the Boijmans -Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, Museum Dordrecht and the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.

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Solo exhibitions

Rotterdamse kunststichting

Kunstzaken Rotterdams Steengoed

Galerie Neeltje Jansen, Rotterdam

Galerie Gaudi, Landgraaf

Kunstliefde, Utrecht

Pictura Salon, Dordrecht

GSH Galerie, Hilversum

Provinciehuis Zuid-Holland, Den Haag

Galerie Kralingen, Rotterdam

Gemeentehuis Veere

Art et Industriae, Den Haag

Galerie Keramix, Nieuwegein

Galerie Wind, Rotterdam

Stadsgalerie, Gouda

Galerie Wijnstraat, Dordrecht

Group exhibitions


#Faces, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands


Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Slot Zeist

Dordrechts Museum

Grote Kerk Veere

Galerie Noord Groningen

SBK Dordt Verbeeldt


CBK Dordrecht, wall relief Aquapulca zwembad, Dordrecht

CBK Dordrecht, design for Tunnelsyndroom, Dordrecht

Municipality of Papendrecht, realization of a collection of contemporary art in various techniques, for Regionale Kunstuitleen