Artist Jasper Hagenaar will present 10 unique monotypes* in our online ‘Viewing Room’ during the month of May. The monoprints are works in black acrylic paint pressed on paper (21 x 29,5 cm, signed on the back) based upon previous paintings, and made during this moment of quarantine. 

—>> The works are SOLD OUT. 

The artist 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. His melancholic use of colours and brushstrokes enhance the painted matter; often related to the imaginative power of boyhood, bygone times, and slightly sinister mis-en-scènes.

Jasper Hagenaar (1977, NL) has had many group and solo exhibitions within The Netherlands and abroad. His most recent exhibition was Rendez-Vous with Frans Hals, at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. Hagenaar 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. The exchange of ideas, sources of inspiration and experience was the main aim of the project.

*Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface (perspex in this case). Monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype; most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing.