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M – Museum Leuven announces Ilse D’Hollander exhibition

M – Museum Leuven presents Ilse D’Hollander an exhibition on view June 27–October 20, 2013.

The paintings of Ilse D’Hollander (1968–1997, Sint-Niklaas) resulted from a personal search for the medium of painting. Via meticulous observation of her immediate environment, D’Hollander created compositions of colored surfaces and lines, vibrating forms and transparent overpainting. Visual elements from the landscape, such as a branch, house, or road, are transformed into a more abstract visual language that vacillates between the recognizable, suggestive, determined and more poetic.

Some of her works may be linked to painters like Paul Cézanne, René Daniels or Raoul De Keyser. In only a brief period, between 1989 and 1997, Ilse D’Hollander created an extensive oeuvre of paintings and drawings. Since her sudden death, her work has rarely been exhibited. With about forty drawings and paintings, M is now presenting a broader view of her multifaceted career. A monograph discussing her life and works will be published to accompany the exhibition.

Curator: Eva Wittocx

M – Museum Leuven
L. Vanderkelenstraat 28
3000 Leuven, Belgium