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Ab van Hanegem

Recent Paintings

Installation Views

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Installation view: Ab van Hanegem, Recent Paintings 2017, at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Gilla Loercher

Photo: Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Ab van Hanegem, Recent Paintings 2017, at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Gilla Loercher

Photo: Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Ab van Hanegem, Recent Paintings 2017, at Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Gilla Loercher

Works

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

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Lörcher is very pleased to present the 3rd solo show by Dutch artist Ab van Hanegem. The exhibition provides an overview of the painters new work.
Art historian Constanze Musterer about Ab`s work: „Over-dimensional brush marks stretch across the canvas, tubes of colour appear to explode, and organic forms in black and white remind one of photocopied blueprints of architectural elements. Suddenly, a tangible and confusing colour field strengthens the general impression of three-dimensionality within the interaction of colour, line and direction. As a viewer, one quickly has the impression of being more in than in front of the paintings, and submits to the whirlpool of different perspectives. Overlaying colour trails repeatedly lead into blind alleys, yet the artist skilfully, and masterfully in his painting, opens up a loop hole into the next dimension. The journey races further into the world of possibilities and illusions which appear for a moment to be quite real.“

„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. For me these ‘impossible’ structures represent special areas, ‘thinking spaces’ you might say. Areas where you can wander infinitely, not only with your eyes but also mentally.“ (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.