Jan Maarten Voskuil was born in Arnhem in 1964. He currently lives and works in Haarlem. He graduated in Arts at the Rijks University of Groningen and attended the Ateliers Arnhem, the former postgraduate program of the Art Academy of Arnhem. Aside from being an artist, he is active as a curator, in which position he increasingly pleas for a new concrete, non-depicting art. Voskuil is represented amongst others by Gallery Rob de Vries in Haarlem and Sebastian Fath Contemporary in Mannheim. Voskuil is often described as a spatial ‘painter’ to explain the fact that he mostly uses paint, stretchers and linen for his work. In his minimalist paintings he crosses borders between sculpture, installation art and architecture. He usually refers to his works as concrete art – works that do not need to be further explained.