Jacques Tange

Jacques Tange was born on the 2th of august, 1960 in Vlissingen, Netherlands and is educated at the Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. Continuity, and the repeating process of a deeper evaluation, are characteristic elements in his development as an artist.

Inspired by the illuminated handwritings of the middle ages, he uses his own imagination and humour in present-day themes. The ornamentation and his typical use of bright colours are applied with the use of archetypes and metaphors.

What's shown to us is a remarkably closed world. The use of intimate, soft light creates a characteristic atmosphere. Compositions are built up like a piece of music, with repeating images and rythym in a certian lay-out.

Recognizable themes regulary return in his artistic work about the relationship between man and woman. The urban jungle and the isolation of the human being.

Tange has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, and his works are presented in several museums and private collection all over the world, he has been chosen as "the artist of the year," in the Artist of the Year Elections 2005/06 in the Netherlands.

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