Christie van der Haak
paintings, textileworks, ceramics
29 November – 20 December 2015
Christie van der Haak (1950) has been awarded the Ouborg Prize 2015 for her extensive body of work. In the 1980s she was very successful with her paintings of madonna’s that were partly painted over with ornamental shapes. Since then, ornamentation has been a constant factor in her work. Around 2003, Christie van der Haak gradually switched to designing patterns for fabrics that are used for creating autonomous artworks such as tapestries and rugs, but are also applied for furniture upholstery and wallcoverings. The Ouborg Prize consists of a grant, an extensive publication, designed by Studio Renate Boere, and an exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, both titeld Sproken/Fairy Tales. The exhibition starts 28 November at the Projects Room of the museum.
Parallelly Galerie Maurits van de Laar organises the exhibition Enchanted. Here Christie van der Haak shows her favorite paintings she has kept for herself over the years, as well as textile designs, fabrics, tapestries and ceramics. Enchanted is an exquisite retrospective, covering the period between 1982 and the present, showing the development of her work that fascinates and enchants because of the abundant and sophisticated use of ornamentation and color.