Jasper Hagenaar

new series of 15 unique monotypes (black acryl pressed on paper)

End of this year Jasper Hagenaar will have a solo exhibition at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht coinciding with an exhibition in the gallery. 

Sincerity and light playfulness coexist within the scope of boyhood in a merely broad yet autobiographical sense within Jasper Hagenaar’s (1977, NL) paintings. Hagenaar works with both oil and acrylic paint, and most often the depicted derives from found images or small scale three dimensional models, pre-fabricated by the artist within his studio. He has been an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (2004–05). In 2012 he was the recipient of Dutch Royal Award for Painting (jury and public award). Hagenaar was selected by Anton Henning for a year long mentoring trajectory (2016-17), funded by the Mondriaan foundation. Recently his work was on view at – Rendez-Vous met Frans Hals, at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem (2018).