Evi Vingerling

Evi Vingerling 1979

Lives in Eindhoven. Works in Eindhoven.
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Each of her works is part of 'anything and everything', as she herself puts it in an almost offhanded way. In the work of Evi Vingerling, a moment is captured; or it could be said that a specific experience is transformed into an image. Once, for instance, she became mesmerized by the shadows in a mountainous landscape, an image that she held onto in her mind as well as in some quick snapshots. On returning to the studio, that image changed magically, through a playful and informal process of painterly omission and conjuring forth, into a land-scape in which rhythm, space and color collectively make up a void that teems with the suggestion of life. And in nocturnal darkness, when trees and bushes in a garden light up as an entity of endless layers of foliage, that whirling panorama gives rise to paintings that reflect all sorts of moods. Vingerling juxtaposes movement with absolute silence in a submerged world of grey hues, of earth tones or of dynamic and vivid contrasts. Take, for instance, a monumental red painting: an image of red absorbed by the canvas, in which wisps of white rise upward – smoke-like trails with pointed ends, reminiscent of sinister devils. Time and again, that one moment in day-to-day reality is her point of departure. The result is always part of a longing for the greater whole, the spontaneous 'all'. In order to give intensity to that desire, there is a need to be well-prepared: the unique moment is retrieved in a photograph and sought anew in series of drawings. The ultimate act of painting is on edge, with a brush that needs to be just full enough for the paint not to drip. This leaves little time, but the flow of the painterly process does allow for experimentation. The technique remains transparent, comprehensible, and thereby creates no distance. On the basis of that openness, the images become imbued with new meaning. Evi Vingerling endeavors to set the 'incomprehensible' in motion and render the spark for observation. Just as in the Chinese and Japanese traditions, where artists aimed, after practicing endlessly, to set down on paper the very essence of a landscape. To hit home. Just as the lines in drawings by Warhol, or by Matisse, seem by chance to end up in the right place. Evi Vingerling turns that combination of practice and chance into a method. So that we can see what she saw and thereby also become part of the spontaneous, the 'all' of Evi Vingerling.

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Evi Vingerling (1979, Gouda) graduated from the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague in 2002. From 2005 to 2007 she was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, and in 2011 she was invited for a residency at Wiels in Brussels. She has been granted, among other prizes, the Royal Award for Painting in 2012. Vingerling has exhibited within the Netherlands and abroad, and her work is represented internationally in both private and museum collections.


Education 1998 - 2002 Koninklijke Academie voor de Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, NL 1997 - 1998 Georgia State University, Atlanta, US Residencies 20 1 1 Wiels, Brussels, BE 2005 - 2006 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL Selected Solo Exhibitions 2019 Self - Contemporary, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL 2017 New Works, Kristof de Clercq Gallery, Ghent, BE 2015 Midnight Blue, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL New Paintings, Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Ghent, BE 2013 Kristof de Clerq, Ghent, BE Wiels, Brussels, BE Unisono26, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL New Work, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) 2012 Nieuwe Schilderijen, Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, NL 20 1 1 Paintings, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL 2009 Pacific, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL Distilling a few words, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL 2007 Evi Vingerling, PRC, Bilthoven, NL Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 Verlicht MIJ - Nachtlandschappen, Museum IJsselstein, NL A Walk in the Park, Heron, Eindhoven, NL 2017 The Painted Bird, Marres, Maastricht, NL All Paintings Are Uneven, ABN Amro Collection, Amsterdam, NL 2015 Silence Out Loud, Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL Evi Vingerling and Chaim van Luit, Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Ghent, BE Current Current, Gallery Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, CH 2014 Buning Brongersprijs, Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, NL Painting Biennial, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE Vensters, KAdE Museum, Amersfoort, NL Beating around the Bush #2, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL 2013 Self-titled Space, PARK, Tilburg, NL 2012 Royal Prize for Painting, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) Summer show, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL Door Schildersogen, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL Against Interpretation, Whatspace, Tilburg, NL 2011 Légèreté, Maison de Particulière, Brussels, BE Recent Acquisitions Maurice van Valen, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL What’s Up? De Jongste Schilderkunst in Nederland, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, NL (cat.) Mind Games, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, US Royal Prize for Painting, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) Riposte, Stedelijk Museum s’Hertogenbosch, NL I Promise to Love You, De Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL 2010 Dutch abstraction, TADA Projects, Singapore, SG New Minimalism, Duende, BRAK Rotterdam, NL (cat.) Royal Prize for Painting, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, NL  Thieme Art Award, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL L’Exposition Continue (echo), CNEAI, Chatou, FR  PUSH PULL, Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, NL 2009 Wahlverwandtschaft, Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud, NL UND, Villa Carmeline, Nice, FR I love the BeNeLux, Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York, US 2008 l’Exposition Continue, Circuit, Lausanne, CH Wolvecampprijs, Hengelo, NL Golden Disc of the Sun, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, US 2007 And More to Come..., Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL Billytown, Rijswijk, NL 2006 Buning Brongers Prize, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL What a Finger is to the Moon, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL Inlay, Consortium, Amsterdam, NL Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL Parts, Parts gallery, Xiamen, CN 2005 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL  Billytown, Rijswijk, NL Seven Young Painters, Bowie Van Valen Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Grants and Awards 2015 Royal Prize for Painting 2010 Thieme Art Award (nomination) 2008 Wolvecampprijs (nomination) 2006 Buning Brongers Prize 2002 Overduin Prize for young talent