Katinka Lampe

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Katinka Lampe paints portraits. Or at least, you can clearly recognise the representation of a person. Yet, this is not the main motive of the painting. The portrait merely serves as reason to make the painting. The portrait is the imagery concept. Her paintings greatly appeal to the beholders. Conscientiously and with a great sense for beauty she portrays her models, who are generally quite young. The resulting portrait is not an exact copy of reality, but instead a visual impression of it. By including things like a wig or a balaclava or putting a lot of make-up on the model's mouth she adds an unusual or artificial character to her portraits. Lampe's work is both vulnerable and distant at the same time.

Painting Technique
Lampe wants to avoid all that is personal in her art. Therefore she tries to ‘paint herself out of her paintings' as much as possible. Lampe gives her works neither titles nor names. She would much rather have the beholder associate freely. Lampe is constantly searching for the right proportion between content and paint, realism and abstraction. The combination of various painting techniques is typical of her paintings. Big colour areas and minutely painted details, sharp contrasts and soft outlines alternate in her work. Lampe wants to create an ‘image that is stout yet moving'.

Associations
Although her portraits are actually quite realistic, Lampe does not consider resemblance important in her portraits. Individual characteristics of models are deliberately pushed into the background. Nevertheless, the appeal of the paintings remains great. The glance of those portrayed plays a determining role. Whether it is self-confident and cutting or shy and dreamy. Sometimes the eyes are hidden away behind big sunglasses or the beholder stares at the back of the person portrayed. Lampe thus manages to create tension in her work. She adds false lashes, big jewellery  and headscarves; objects with social and cultural connotations that somehow clash with the youthful innocence of her models. Therefore her paintings both attract and push off at the same time. It is this quality which attributes to her works an extra layer of meaning.​

EDUCATION
Academy of Art and Design, ’s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
In Times of Bigotry, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014
Kinderen Portretten, van Santvoort tot Lampe, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
XL&XS, Hugo Voten Art center, Herentals, Netherlands

2013
Wannabe, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

2012 
FREEZE POSE, LEEAHN Gallery, Daegu, South Korea
Love your Looks, Lieux Communs, Namur, Belgium

2010
O you who believe, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kate,Bob & Luca, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2008
Rebel and Saint, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Old Masters, Gangs & Fashion Models, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam,Netherlands
My Name´s Lolita Art, Madrid, Spain
Pose, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

2006
Katinka Lampa, Gallery van den Berge, Goes, Netherlands
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, Belgium

2005
Amaco, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2002
Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Gallery van Wijngaarden, Amsterdam, Netherlands

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Colors of Diversity, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary I am not I - Famous and forgotten portraits, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki 

2016
What's behind that painted smile, de Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands 

2015
Met Hart en Ziel, DREEF Exposities, Haarlem, The Netherlands Into the light, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands 

2014
La femme d'à côté, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
London Artfair, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, London, UK
Nothing but good live, Tilburg, Netherlands

2013
Wit, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012 
FIGUURLIJK Museum Hilversum, Netherlands
Voor eeuwig de jouwe SCHUNCK, Heerlen, Netherlands

2011 
Ainsi soit-il Art contemporain, Eglise Saint Loup, Namur, Belgium 

2010 
Look at me.Look into my eyes, Van Berge Gallery, Goes, Netherlands
De Best Verzorgde Boeken, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ARCO, Galerie Ron Mandos, Madrid, Spain
Portretten van de twintigste eeuw, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, Netherlands

2009
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussel, Belgium 
Portretten van de 20ste eeuw Museum, Gorinchem, Netherlands

2008
The new force in painting, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Visual Moods Museum Stadsgalerij, Heerlen, Netherlands
Next Chicago Artist Anonymous, Silvia B, Katinka Lampe, Levi van Veluw, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ARCO, Galerie Ron Mandos, Madrid, Spain 

2007
FIAC, Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, France 
Show off, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
Gala of the year, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2006
FIAC, Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, France
Show Off, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
Miami Pulse, Les Filles du Calvaire, Miami, FL, USA
Art Brussels, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium

2005
FIAC Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, France
Kunstrai,Rob de Vries, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art Rotterdam Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Art Rotterdam, Rob de Vries, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2004
Zie de mens, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, Netherlands
Kunstrai, Rob de Vries, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003
De Watertoren AK, Vlissingen, Netherlands
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2002
Gallery Katharese, Tilburg, Netherlands
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2001
Portretten, CBK, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kijk naar je eigen, SKVR & CBK, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

COLLECTIONS 
C.N.A.P- Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris, France 
Schunck*, Heerlen, Netherlands
De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hans Melchers, Bloemendaal, Netherlands
Art Curial, Paris, France
Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
AEGON Kunstcollectie, The Hague, Netherlands
ACHMEA Kunstcollectie, Leiden, Netherlands
APG Pensioenfonds, Amsterdam, Netherlands
AKZO Art Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Heus, Barneveld, Netherlands 
Van Dam, Wassenaar, Netherlands
Bouwfonds, Hoevelaken, Netherlands
Hugo Carla Brown Collection, The Hague, Netherlands
Sanders, Aerdenhout, Netherlands
Princen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Heden, The Hague, Nethelands
CBK, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kunstgebouw, Rijswijk, Netherlands
Meerzig,t Zoetermeer, Netherlands
PKU, Utrecht, Netherlands
Artotheek, Den Haag, Netherlands
Kruithuis Den Bosch, Netherlands
Art Center Hugo Voeten Herentals, Netherlands