Inge van Haastert

Painter | The Netherlands

Inge van Haastert (1950) graduated in 1977 from the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. In 1977 she won the Royal Grant for Painting. During her career, she carried out assignments for the municipality of Schiedam and the province of South Holland and sat on various committees that advised the authorities on art matters.
She exhibited in Germany, England, Slovenia, and in the Netherlands was regularly seen at Galerie Clement in Amsterdam. Her work is in the possession of private individuals, companies, art lenders and the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.

“What happens if the background and foreground do not behave as such and change roles? What if a shadow part is more concrete than the matter of which it is the shadow?”

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Inge van Haastert (1950) graduated in 1977 from the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. In 1977 she won the Royal Grant for Painting.

“My paintings are made up of various components that differ greatly from one another. Through each other and next to each other I want to connect these opposites without breaking up the overall picture, but also without eliminating the differences. This bringing together of the contrasts is visible in my way of painting; bold next to skimpy, exuberant as opposed to modest. Also in the performance there is the need to connect; buttons, metal pipes and scraps cling together. In addition, or rather behind it, the background sometimes emphatically predominates. What happens if the background and foreground do not behave as such and change roles? What if a shadow part is more concrete than the matter of which it is the shadow?

I exaggerate the spaciousness that I know but do not perceive; bent metal, crumpled paper, or a quilted pillow. Of course it is not about the just real, not about the unreal, but about the painting as independence. And that is real; painted with my brain, my imagination and the way I look at the world ”

Inge van Haastert carried out assignments for the municipality of Schiedam and the province of South Holland and sat on various committees that advised the authorities on art matters.
She exhibited in Germany, England, Slovenia, and in the Netherlands was regularly seen at Galerie Clement in Amsterdam. Her work is in the possession of private individuals, companies, art lenders and the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.

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Credentials

Exhibitions

2021

Undertow, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2020

Galerie Wijnstraat, Dordrecht
Art Gallery WTC Rotterdam

2019 

Psynapse Gallery, Rotterdam

2018 

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (vruchtbare grond)

2017 

Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam

2015

Galerie Lutz, Delft

2013  

Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam

2011  

Galerie Clement, Amsterdam

Awards

Royal Grant for painting

 

Collections

Owned by: private individuals, government institutions, companies, art lending and the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

 

Publications

2019
‘Kunstenaars gaan niet met pensioen’ stichting Duo/Duo
2003  
‘Een illusie zien’ artikel in oktobernummer K.M.
2002
‘Mixed Motives’ Bulletin Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
2000  
‘Negentig over tachtig’ Stichting Kunstpublicaties Rotterdam
 

Other professional activities

 
From 1988 to 2012 worked on various regional and national advisory committees for visual arts in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Vlaardingen, Leiden, Delft, Almere and The Hague.