Robine Clignett

Colour is central in the work of Robine Clignett (1948). In her watercolours Robine Clignett sparingly applies the pigment on the paper with a broad brush to allow the colour to subtly reveal itself. The forms she uses are derived from nature, but are not descriptive; the main point is expressing what is to be found behind the direct observation. Sometimes the representation reminds you of a landscape, such as an island in the sea or a hill reflected in water. Other works are more abstract, composed of circles lying on a darker background.

This restrained and quiet work demands concentration of the viewer. Gradually the forms become more intense, and the space between the colour surfaces seems to start shimmering.
Robine Clignett also studies the physical, historical and literary context of colour,
collecting facts and textfragments that are compiled in carefully designed publications.
Over the years she has published booklets about Falun red, Ultramarine blue, Vineyard black, White lead and Green.

www.robineclignett.com

1948The Hague, The Netherlands

education

1966 – 1967Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1969 – 1972Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
from 1988teacher at KABK, The Hague, The Netherlands
lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands

solo exhibitions

2009Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2008Galerie S & H de Buck, Gent, Belgium
2007Morat, Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
2006Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2004Galerie S.& H. De Buck, Gent, Belgium
2003Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2002Galerie Esther Hufschmid, Zürich, Switzerland
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2000Teekengenootschap Pictura, Dordrecht, NL
Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Gent, Belgium
1998Galerie Esther Hufschmid, Zürich, Switzerland
1996Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Gent, België
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
1995Stichting Collage, Kortenhoef, NL
1993Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Gent, Belgium
1992Galerie Garzaniga & Ueker, Basel, Switzerland
1991Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL

group exhibitions

2013Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
The Big Draw, Galerie S. & H. de Buck, Gent, Belgium
Drawing Cabinet, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2011Twenty, 20 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Die Zeit ist jung, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2010Miniaturen, curator: Hermine de Groeve, Municipal Musea, Kortrijk, Belgium
2008Ladenkastproject, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam, NL
2007Selectie 07, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, NL
Miniaturen, De Boekentoren, Gent, Belgium
20061st Shift, 15 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2005Voorbij de grens, De markten, Brussels, Belgium
2004Voorbij de grens, Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt, Belgium
Stand van Zaken, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, NL
Eclips,Bornem, Belgium
30 Jahre Galerie Esther Hufscmid, Galerie Esther Hufschmid, Zürich, Switzerland
Voorbij de grens, Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Belgium
2003Voorbij de grens, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
2001De verzamelaar in het atelier 1, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Zomeropstelling, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2000Melancholia, Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Gent, Belgium
Hommage aan Peter Kneubühler, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, Switzerland
Inkeer, Stichting Collage, Kortenhoef, NL
Laboratorium E.V., Praterinsel, München, Germany
1999Try out, Stroom HCBK, The Hague, NL
1998Bibliothèque universitaire Moretus Plantin, Namen, Belgium
1997Nooit zag ik Awater van zo dichtbij, St. Collage, Kortenhoef, NL
De tuin, het atelier, Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, NL
Tekeningen, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
1995Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
1994Stichting Collage, Kortenhoef, NL
Équipe, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
1992Tekeningen, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
19917 docenten van de KABK, Art Propos, The Hague, NL