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 made a name for herself with paintings of madonna’s that were partly covered wiith ornamental shapes. Since then ornament 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, a publication and an exhibition.

The Publication Sproken/Fairy Tales is designed by Studio Renate Boere, the exhibition bearing the same title starts 28 November at the Projects Room of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Parallel to this Galerie Maurits van de Laar organizes the exhibition Enchanted. Here Christie van der Haak shows a retrospective of her favorite paintings, as well as textile designs, fabrics, tapestries and ceramics. Enchanted offers an overview from 1982 to the present that fascinates and enchants because of the abundant and sophisticated use of ornamentation and color.