Ilse D'Hollander, ‘Untitled’, 1996, Sean Kelly Gallery

painting: 18 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches (47 x 40 cm)
framed: 19 1/2 x 16 13/16 x 1 3/4 inches (49.5 x 42.7 x 4.4 cm)

Image rights: © The Estate of Ilse D'Hollander, courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

About Ilse D'Hollander

Created during a very brief period—from 1989 until her early death at the age of 29—Ilse D'Hollander’s oeuvre is defined by subtle tones and pared-down compositions. An artist’s artist, her canvases and works on paper favor abstraction, yet subtly allude to the everyday, hinting at nature and the landscape of the Flemish countryside where she spent the last and most productive years of her life. D’Hollander’s canvases have drawn comparisons to early Piet Mondrian, Nicolas de Staël, and Raoul De Keyser. The intimate scale of her paintings invites the viewer to embrace a highly personal relationship with the work. In the only text she penned about her work, D’Hollander wrote, “A painting comes into being when ideas and the act of painting coincide… My being is present in my action on the canvas.”

— Submitted by Sean Kelly Gallery

Belgian, 1968-1997, Brussels, Belgium, based in Belgium

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