JACQUES TANGE

Painter | The Netherlands

Jacques Tange was born in Vlissingen in 1960. He spent most of his childhood drawing, painting, working on depth, precision and perspective. From the age of fourteen he cherished the dream of becoming a professional artist.

I want people to find their own idea with the artwork and that they do not adopt my perception but my appreciation for the craftsmanship.

PORTRAIT

Kingsley Ogwara (1975) studied his bachelors in Fine and Applied Arts at Delta State University in Abrake, Nigeria and resides and works from Luxembourg, where he is a well recognised painter and sculptor. His paintings and sculptures in clay, stone, wood or metal consist of organic concave and convex forms, mostly (semi-)abstract and are inspired by African or European images and symbols.They center about human transformation and connection, about the freedom and harmony that can be  found in the masses. As such they rather express a state of mind than an extensive narrative.

Ogwara: “In our globalized world with its many issues, we each struggle individually to live our lives in a meaningful way. When we grow up, we build up our defenses, often based on fear and distrust, resulting from the inevitable hardships that life brings sometimes. However, life also brings unexpected compassion and new windows, and each hardship brings new insights, makes us reflect and grow. We all need to mature, overcome fear and distrust and open up our defenses to connect to each other, dare to be vulnerable to give and receive love. My works are about this transformation and interconnectedness”

His paintwork with knives in oil and acrylic on canvas are characterized by pointilistic abstract orchestrations of colors and rich textures, which seem to take on the form of masses of people. Ogwara typically  hides his initial images behind these thick pointilistic pastiche layers, which creates a lot of depth and suggestion. In his latest Icon-series, he experiments with adding some figurative element by allowing the initial portraits to shine through. 

 Ogwara has participated in many group- and solo exhibitions, amongst others in Luxemburg, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded amongst others the prestigious bi-annual Prix Pierre Werner for his paintings as best artist in Luxembourg in 2016. At the Luxembourg Art Week 2019, he was nominated again with his sculptures for the Grand-Duc Adolphe award and in 2022 again for the Prix Pierre Werner, which granted him the titular membership of CAL as the first African member in its history. Most recently, he showed for 6 months at the blockbuster exhibition “Gospel” at the historical Catharijne Convent museum in Utrecht (Netherlands). His paintings are included in collections all over the world.

Born in Vlissingen, The Netherlands, in 1960, Jacques Tange knew from an early age he wanted to become a professional artist. He was educated at the Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. 

Inspired by the illuminated handwritings of the middle ages, he uses his own imagination and humour in present-day themes. The ornamentation and his typical use of bright colours are applied with the use of archetypes and methaphors. Tange is a creator of a world which is as recognisable as it is strange. What is shown to us is a closed world.


The use of intimate, soft light creates a characteristic atmosphere. His works show a well balanced composition which is made both by object and colours. Recognisable themes regulary return in his artistic work about the relationship between man and woman, the urban jungle and the isolation of the human being. 

Tange has been exhibited in many countries and features in many collections and publications internationally. He became national artist of the year in 2005.




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WORKS

CREDENTIALS

Solo exhibitions

2020
  • OpenArtExchange, Schiedam
2019
  • Fundation Sebastian, Mexico-city
  • UANL Museo Martha Chappa Monterrey, Mexico
  • Museo Del PalacioAntigio Monterrey, Mexico
  • UAM, Mexico-city
2018
  • Dockgallery, Rotterdam
  • Las Palmas Oceanfront, Mexico
  • Gallery Jabelle, Schiedam
  • Willy Wonka Museum, Middelburg
2017
  • Kunsthuis, Leiden
  • Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam
  • Gallery Sille, Oudewater  
  • Gallery Jabelle, Schiedam
  • Kunst10daagse, Bergen
2016
  • Gallery Jabelle, Schiedam
  • Excellent Art Gallery, Utrecht
2015
  • Art350 Istanbul, Turkey
  • Art350 Ankara, Turkey
  • Galerie Ludwig Trossaert Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Galerie und Auctionhaus am Kettwiger Tor Essen, Germany

Art fairs

  • Kunst Rai Amsterdam
  • Art Amsterdam
  • Art Rotterdam
  • Prima Vera
  • Bienale Saint Jean de Monts France
  • Bienale Florence Italy
  • Line Art Gent Belgie
  • Kunstweek Utrecht, Rotterdam
  • Holland Art Fair Den haag
  • Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
  • Pan Amsterdam
  • Artevent Antwerpe, Dortmunt
  • Geaf Hilversum
  • Art fair Naarden-Vesting
  • Kunst op de brink Laren 
  • Tefaf Maastricht
  • AF’s-H Den Bosch
  • Art Laren
  • Art Noord Brabant

Group exhibitions

2019
  • Art Revolution, Taipei
  • X-Power gallery, Taipei
  • Get Art Museum, Taipei
  • Art Laren, Laren
  • Gallery Sille, Oudewater 
  • ArtNoordBrabant
  • Gallery Sous-Terre 
2018
  • Art Revolution, Taipei
  • X-Power Gallery, Taipei
  • Get Art Museum, Taiwan
  • Po Gallery, Taipei
  • Warnars & Warnars, Naarden
  • Musiom, Amersfoort  
2016
  • Museum Breda, Breda
  • The Gallery,The Haque
  • Gallery Frame and Art, Bergen op Zoom
  • Gallery Sille, Oudewater
  • Galerie und Auctionshaus am Kettwiger Tor, Essen
  • Waarkunst, Drenthe 
2015
  • Museum Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom
  • Museum Slot, Zeist
  • Galerie Lijn3, Geersdijk 
2012
  • Advocatententoonstelling Galerie Jabelle, Schiedam
  • AquaArtis Gallery, Amsterdam
2011
  • Prima Vera, Rotterdam
  • NietNetjes, Galerie Jabelle, Schiedam
  • Korenbeurs Schiedam
  • AFAF Den Bosch

Awards

  • Nomination Artist of the year 2013/14/15
  • Kunstenaar van het jaar 2005/6
  • Publieksprijs 2004 Leiden atelierroute
  • Finalist kunstenaar van het jaar 2004-2007
  • Love in Art Londen Art selection 2004
  • Artist of the year election (2th place and most prommissing artist of the year 2003
  • VSB Publicsprize (1996)

Publications

  • The garden of Eve [oktober 2010, Art Criticus Jan Donia]
  • Woordenboek van de Platte Taal, 2008 [dictionary]
  • Poems Jaqcues Tange book with poems, 2005
  • ‘We re all in love’, 2003 (Hans Paalman (former-director Stedelijk Museum Schiedam) en Vincent Botella

 

Public collections (selection)

  • Musiom, Amersfoort
  • Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Villa Merckel Stedelijk Museum Esslingen am Neckar (Duitsland)
  • Bonnefanten museum Maastricht, Museum Dordrecht
  • Museum Slovenië
  • Italy Udine
  • Gemeente Schiedam
  • Artotheken – Kunstcentra (Schiedam, Rotterdam, Zoetermeer, Den Haag, Haarlem, Utrecht, Groningen, Drenthe)
  • Hogeschool Amsterdam

Goodwill and auctions

  • Liliane Foundation
  • War child
  • Paz Hollandez Foundation
  • Rode Kruis
  • Poetry International
  • Friends of Sophia Hospital
  • Save the childeren
  • Elephant parade
  • Sociale Sofa
  • Clini Clowns
  • Art for Water
  • Ronald Mac Donald
  • Jack Rabbit Foundation
  • Paliter
  • Kika
  • Elephandparade
  • SOS Kinderdorpen
  • Sothebys London, and many other institutions 

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