Antwerp Art Weekend

12—16 May 2021


Janine van Oene

Layer after layer, Janine van Oene (1988, NL) climbs the walls abstraction, raising herself to the precipice of representation. Through the alchemy of mixing colour and calligraphic strokes, she resuscitates motionless forms drawn out from the fake reality of outdated interiors, plastic flowers and forgotten curtain patterns. Memory drenched objects are brought to life in unexpected ways. Here the act of painting is a means through which she explores solutions to a puzzle of forms. The results of which perch themselves on the edge of things we are invited to recognise, only to tumble down the playful swathes of motion she has laid.

Janine van Oene (1988, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2014 she graduated from the HKU University of Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands and was resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam from 2014 to 2016. In 2017 Van Oene was selected for the Prospects & Concepts of the Mondriaan Fund and was awarded the Dutch Royal Prize for Modern Painting and in 2020 she was awarded the Jeanne Oosting Prize. The work of Van Oene is housed in various collections, such as De Nederlandse Bank, KMPG, The Royal Art Collection, ING Art Collection, AkzoNobel, among many others.

Represented by Gerhard Hofland