Monique Van Genderen
Monique Van Genderen’s works explore the intervention of hard-edge abstractions made from traditional painter’s mediums and various industrial materials. Her compositions revel in their two-dimensionality. Odd angles, wonky forms and dry brush strokes determine an underlying narrative. The compositions that Van Genderen produced in the Aurobora studio range from intimate to monumental in scale. Her works on paper hold an undercoating of wax which allowed reduced oil mixtures on both roller and brush to lend a reptilian-skin quality to some surfaces as she moved through her palette of deep velvety blacks, Prussian blues and acidic greens mixed from various bags of dry pigments. The artist’s concern with surface-finish and her reliance on painting materials to dictate a composition’s resolve is at the heart of Van Genderen’s method.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Rita and Herbert Batliner Collection, permanent loan to the Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; The UCLA Hammer Museum; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Curiously Strong Collection by Altoids, Peoria, Illinois; Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection, Hamburg, Germany; AIG SunAmerica Inc., Los Angeles, California; KB Home, Los Angeles, California; Eileen Harris and Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California; TrizecHahn Collection, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, California