Studio Renate Boere
31,5 x 24,5 cm
Dutch | English
Translators: Marie Louise Schoondergang, Ulrica Yland, Willem Kramer
This publication is published by Jap Sam Books and Stroom Den Haag
This publication was made possible by the Mondriaan Fund, the City of The Hague, and Drukkerij Roelofs.
For more information about Christie van der Haak: http://www.christievanderhaak.nl/
Date of Release: November 2015
AWARDED: SILVER EUROPEAN DESIGN AWARD 2016 for Studio Renate Boere
This book documents 35 years of works by artist Christie van der Haak, who was awarded with the 2015 Ouborg Award. Originally a painter, Van der Haak moved on to designing fabrics deployed both as autonomous artworks and upholstery, wall coverings, table-cloths and the like. While operating in the field of tension between art and design these categories carry little meaning to her.
'Everything has structure', she says, as well as 'Everything has a soul'. Recently she has been transforming spaces such as museum rooms into places with a different meaning, always employing her characteristic vocabulary of exuberant, dazzling colours and complex ever changing patterns in a multitude of both two and three dimensional objects.
Her work is like a fairy tale, charming, seductive, beautiful even, but never without more profound hidden layers of meaning , drawing on (art) history, mythology, contemporary social issues and generally everything she encounters in life.