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Ab van Hanegem

About

„I’ve always been fascinated by the illusion of space on a flat surface. In my first work I researched the mathematical perspective as it was developed in the Early Renaissance. The central perspective starts from a static point of view; this may look credible but does not reflect how we actually look – with a wandering eye scanning the visible world. To simulate this scanning I stretched the canvas on a curved and elongated stretcher and I combined two landscapes by Lorenzetti in one representation. In a subsequent series of works I employed other spatial structures, including the isometric and grids of diagonal and sometimes wavy screens. These structures formed the basis for architectural representations and an Escher-like play with depth, in which ‘above’ and ‘below’ are shuffled. I also examined the painterly means themselves on their spaciousness, and for instance wondered how one could paint the back of the brushstroke.
In my more recent work, the spaciousness is no longer clearly orientated towards the perspective. The dimensions in my work are difficult to identify precisely. I focus on spaciousness inspired by phenomena from the topology, a branch of mathematics. For example the Klein Bottle and Möbius strip. Both refer to an endless, closed surface. A plane with seemingly two sides (front and back), but still one and the same surface causing front and back, top and bottom to overlap inseparably. Sometimes executed in a sleek and architectural way, at other times expressive by nature.
The most recent works are mainly expressionist, material plays a greater role in the creation, yet it is often constructed as architecture.“ Ab van Hanegem

Dutch artist Ab van Hanegem (born 1960) studied at Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten St. Joost (Breda, NL) and at Rijksacademie (Amsterdam, NL). He lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. Ab van Hanegem was awarded the Stiftung Vordemberge-Gildewart stipend and the Charlotte Köhler award. His works have been shown in numerous institutions and galleries internationally (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL; Drawing Center New York, US; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL; Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL; Museum De Beijerd, Breda, NL; Museum Wiesbaden, D; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, D; Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, D; Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss, D; City Hall de Paauw, Wassenaar, NL; Kunstverein Malkasten Düsseldorf, D; Kunstverein Koelnberg, Köln, D; Tekengenootschap Pictura, Dordrecht, NL; Galerie Art & Project, Slootdorp, NL; Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL; Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin, D; among others) and at art fairs Art Cologne, Art Brussel, POSITIONS Berlin art fair, art Karlsruhe and on many more occasions. His work is part of a number of collections like KPN, Mondstudio, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Collection Sanders in Amsterdam and Bouwfonds Nederlandse Gemeenten.

Works

Acrylic on paper, framed \r<br>87 x 65 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: the artist

Untitled, 2020

Acrylic on paper, framed
87 x 65 cm Photo: the artist

Acrylic on paper, framed \r<br>87 x 65 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: the artist

Untitled, 2019

Acrylic on paper, framed
87 x 65 cm Photo: the artist

Acrylic on canvas <br>180 x 150 cm\n\nPhoto: the artist

Untitled, 2018

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 150 cm Photo: the artist

Acrylic on canvas \r<br>180 x 150 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: CHROMA, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Untitled, 2020

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 150 cm Photo: CHROMA, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Acrylic on canvas \r<br>180 x 150 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: the artist

Untitled, 2018

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 150 cm Photo: the artist

Acrylic on canvas\r<br>90 x 70 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Untitled, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
90 x 70 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on canvas\r<br>120 x 150 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Untitled, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
120 x 150 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on paper \r<br>45 x 60 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Guts #16, 2017

Acrylic on paper
45 x 60 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acryl on paper, 2 parts\r<br>45 x 120 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Untitled, 2017

Acryl on paper, 2 parts
45 x 120 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on canvas\r<br>100 x 80 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Untitled, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on canvas\r<br>65 x 50 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Untitled, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
65 x 50 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on canvas\r<br>120 x 150 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Untitled, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
120 x 150 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on paper\r<br>45 x 60 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Guts #10, 2017

Acrylic on paper
45 x 60 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on canvas <br>200 x 230 cm \nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem, courtesy the artist

Untitled, 2016

Acrylic on canvas
200 x 230 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem, courtesy the artist

Acryl auf Leinwand <br>230 x 200 cm \nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

bsr (pvo), 2014

Acryl auf Leinwand
230 x 200 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acryl auf Leinwand <br>150 x 120 cm \nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Ohne Titel, 2014

Acryl auf Leinwand
150 x 120 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acryl auf Leinwand <br>150 x 120 cm \nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Ohne Titel, 2014

Acryl auf Leinwand
150 x 120 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

2-tlg., Acryl auf Leinwand <br>45 x 100 cm \nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Ohne Titel, 2015

2-tlg., Acryl auf Leinwand
45 x 100 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acryl auf Leinwand <br>180 x 200 cm \n\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Ohne Titel, 2015

Acryl auf Leinwand
180 x 200 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acryl auf Leinwand \r<br>150 x 120 cm \r\n\r\nPrivate collection.\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Ohne Titel, 2014

Acryl auf Leinwand
150 x 120 cm Private collection. Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acryl auf Leinwand \r<br>150 x 120 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Ab van Hanegem

Ohne Titel, 2014

Acryl auf Leinwand
150 x 120 cm Photo: Ab van Hanegem

Acrylic on canvas <br>80 x 100 cm

Ab van Hanegem, Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas
80 x 100 cm

Acrylic on canvas <br>65 x 50 cm

Ab van Hanegem, Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas
65 x 50 cm

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation / Wall painting

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Exhibitions

Biography

Born 1960 in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
Lives and works in Vlissingen and Berlin.

Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten St. Joost, Breda

Rijksacademie, Amsterdam

Publications

2015

Exhibition documentation "Study for Position #4", Text by art historian Constanze Musterer, Edition Galerie Gilla Lörcher

„Der Kurvenstar“, Exhibition review "Study for Position #4", Text by Christiane Meixner, Tagesspiegel 14.03.2015

2014

Re:set exhibition catalogue, Kettler Publishing house

2012

Onplofte Blik, Exhibition catalogue, Centraal Museum Utrecht

Awards and Honors

1990

Charlotte Köhler Award

1989

Stipend from the Stiftung Vordemberge-Gildewart

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2021

Recent Paintings | Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art

2020

Ab van Hanegem | Eenwerk | Amsterdam, NL

2018

Ab van Hanegem u Samuel Imbach | Villa Göcke | Krefeld, D

2017

Recent Paintings | Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art

2016

One-single-artwork-show #2 | Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, D

Positions Berlin art fair | Booth Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, D

2015

Study for Position #4, Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin, D

2014

Recent Paintings, PS-projectspace Amsterdam, NL

2012

ontplofte blik, Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL

Kunstverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, D

2011

Galerie Ruth Leuchter, Düsseldorf, D

Long time no sea, Marie Tak van Poortvliet Museum, Domburg, NL

Dick de Bruijn Contemporary Art, Middelburg (with Jan van der Ploeg), NL

2007

Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL

2004

Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL

2003

Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL

2001

Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL

In Situ Gallery, Aalst (with Martijn Schuppers), NL

Gastatelier, Willem III, Vlissingen, NL

2000

A B, Museum De Beijerd, Breda, NL

1999

Lokaal 01, Antwerpen (with Pieter van Unen), NL

Art Cologne Förderkoje, Keulen, NL

1998

Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL

1997

Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL

Watertoren, Vlissingen, NL

1994

Galerie AZL, Leiden, NL

1993

Galerie art & project, Slootdorp, NL

1992

Galerie art & project, Amsterdam (KunstRai’92), NL

1989

Galerie Hans Gieles, Amsterdam, NL

Galerie art & project, Amsterdam, NL

1987

Galerie Goem, NijmegenLokaal 01, Breda, NL

1986

Rietveldpaviljoen, Amsterdam, NL

1985

Galerie Long Time No Sea, Breda, NL

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020

SMALL WONDERS, Galerie Gilla Loercher | Contemporary Art, Berlin, D

2018

018 geometric, Galerie Gilla Loercher | Contemporary Art, Berlin, D

2017

Art Karlsruhe | Booth Galerie Gilla Loercher | Contemporary Art, Berlin, D

2016

Kaleidoskop, L´oiseau présente, project space, Berlin, D

Fenomenale Ruimte, City Hall de Paauw, Wassenaar, NL

2015

INTRO, Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin, D

C-D-S, Glue, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, D

Freshtest, Kunstverein-Koelnberg, Köln, D

Reset Painting, Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss, D

Machines Célibataires, Tekengenootschap Pictura, Dordrecht, NL

Grand Finale, Lady Fitness, Berlin, NL

Off Limits, Lady Fitness, Berlin, NL

2014

Re:set abstract painting in a digital world, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, D

Re:set abstract painting in a digital world, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, D

2013

For the sake of paint #2, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL

Re:set abstract painting in a digital world, Kunstmuseum Celle, D

DutchTreat, Dadapost, Berlin, D

2012

Present Forever, P-Klieverink, Amsterdam-ZuidOost, NL

10 Ânos del Programa de Residencias-La Collecion del CCA Andratx, Mallorca, ES

Re:set abstract painting in a digital world, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, NL

2011

Cool, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL

2010

Ab heute, Galerie Ruth Leuchter, Düsseldorf (curated by Ab van Hanegem), D

Telephone, Galerie Matthew Bown, Berlin, D

2009

Multipleshow, galerie vousetesici, Amsterdam, NL

2008

Unfinished Business, Medienturm, Graz, A

Springtime-1, Henningsen Contemporary, Kopenhagen, DK

2006

bstrct, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen, NL

Floating Forms, Museum Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, D

2005

What would a world without paper be like?, Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL

Temporary Import, Special Exhibition Art Forum Berlin 2005, Berlin, D

Verf op doek, Flatland Gallery, Utrecht (with F. Franciscus & Bart Domburg), NL

Later on wes hall simplify things, Museum Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen, NL

Later on wes hall simplify things, Centre Cultural Andratx(with Tim Ayres, Jan van der Ploeg & Han Schuil), Mallorca, ES

2002

Holland-Schweiz 3:2, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, CH

2000

Suite Voices #1, Vous etes ici, Amsterdam, NL

What’s new, Eugen Lendl, Graz, A

C (Sea), Lokaal 01, Breda (curated by Ab van Hanegem), NL

1998

10 years Charlotte Köhler Prize, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

1997

Hand-Computer, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

Asymptoot, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

Tableau Vivant / Einde Eeuw, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, NL

1996

Bouwfondscollectie, Museum Boijmans – Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

Het gegeven beeld, De Beyerd, Breda, NL

Star projects #4, Vrieshuis Amerika, Amsterdam, NL

Acumulus, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL

1995

Art & Project / The Amsterdam Years, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

1994

Ausgewählte Europäer(innen): 10 Jahre Künstlerförderung Stiftung Vordemberge-Gildewart, Museum Wiesbaden (cat); Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, CH

The hidden collection, KPN, Den Haag, NL

1993

Nether art, West-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam, Grey Art Gallery, New York, Cultural Center, Chicago; Melnychemko, Winnipeg, US

Morgen gemaakt, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

Cadavre exquis, Drawing Center, New York, US

Municipal acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

10 years of municipal acquisitions, ICA, Amsterdam, NL

1992

Nostalgische utopieën, De Waag, Leiden, NL

Ser, Den Haag, NL

Koer locale, W139, Amsterdam, NL

Rsg Scheldemond, Vlissingen, NL

Reis naar het einde van het atelier, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL

1991

Tussenbalans, art & project, Slootdorp, NL

Proposal Biënnale Sâo Paolo, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL

Municipal acquisitions, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, NL

New art from the Netherlands, Covention Center, Los Angeles, US

Ars usu, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL

Presentatie poet stunt, Galerie Jansen & Bäumler, Amsterdam, NL

Double distance, Kruithuis, Den Bosch, NL

1990

Sub rosa, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

Doortocht, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam, NL

1989

Tekens van verzet, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, NL

Municipal acquisitions, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, NL

Unbegrenzte freyung, alais Harrach, Vienna, A

1988

Omnient, wall paintings, Politiebureau Rotterdam, NL

Royal subsidy for painting, Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam, NL

From the Rijksacademy, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, NL

1984

Royal Stables Koning Willem II, Tilburg, NL