16.10 – 28.11.2015
From 16 October until 28 November 2015 Inge Aanstoot presents her new solo exhibition ‘Yūgen’ at Vonkel.
Inge Aanstoot graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2009. In 2010 she was nominated for the Royal Award for Autonomous Painting and in 2014 she won the Piket Award for Painting. In 2015 Wim Pijbes, Director of the Rijksmuseum, awarded her with the Sacha Tanjapenning and the Mondriaan Fonds nominated her for the longlist of the Prix de Rome. Her works are being acquired by prestigious national art collections. Inge Aanstoot is fascinated by symbolism, by the associative capabilities of man and by the endless stream of images that invade our daily life. Her work is a whirlpool of ordinary things, experiences, dreams and fears surrounding the central self.
The term ‘Yūgen’ (the title of both her exhibition and the central painting) is an important concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics. Its exact translation depends on the context and can mean ‘dim’, ‘deep’ or ‘mysterious’. Yūgen suggests that beyond what can be said, but always refers to the experience of the world around us. For Inge Aanstoot, it is about the profound sense of awe that life in all its wondrous forms can provoke.
Vonkel has shown the work of Inge Aanstoot since her graduation in 2009 and will start presenting her paintings in art fairs outside of The Netherlands.