Chantal spit 

 

Ever since Chantal Spit started painting, people - particularly children – have played a central role in her works. Through the lives of others, she aims to gain insight into what moves her. Her source material consists of both her own photos and photos that she finds in magazines, photo albums, and the Internet. Chantal composes new images by combining parts of these photos. She uses her own realm of experience and reference, and also call upon the memory and experience of the viewer.

Chantal’s painting method is direct. The paint is applied in such a way that the viewer can follow its path. The visual perspective is somewhat unorthodox: sometimes from above, sometimes sideways, or from behind; sometimes confrontational as the subject looks the viewer straight in the eye.

She employs an illusion of light: clear light in contrast to deep shadows, or a hint of light emanating from an unknown source. Environments are often undetermined, a sense of time only suggested by a setting sun or the shadow thrown by a lamp. The subjects of her paintings are often lost in their own world.

Chantal’s work is melancholic in nature. With minimal image information, she achieves a certain atmosphere and tells a story, creating a work that bubbles with internal tension.

 

 

C.V.

 

Chantal Maria Geertruida Spit (1971)
Born in Losser
Lives and works in Amsterdam

 

Education  /  Residencies

2008  -  Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
2001-2003  -   Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst
1993  -  Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland (3 months)
1991 - 1996  -  AKI Enschede


Awards 

2005  -  Nominatie Kon. Prijs voor de Schilderkunst
2004  -  Nominatie Kon. Prijs voor de Schilderkunst
2002  -  Buning Brongers Prijs
2002  -  Nominatie Kon. Prijs voor de Schilderkunst
1998  -  Nominatie Hoppeland Prijs voor de schilderkunst



Exhibitions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2017  -  "Diary 2017", solo exhibition Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL                                                                                                                                                 2017  - "Art for     Kika", Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam                                                                                                                                                                 
2017  -  Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL                                                                                                
2016  -  "Art for refugees", Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2016  -  "Bredene, Met een hart voor vluchtelingen", Gallery Martin van Blerk, Antwerp, BE*
2016  -  "Treasure Chest", solo exhibition Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2016  -  "We like art", Tetem, Enschede, NL
2015  -  "50 year anniversary FC Twente", Rijksmuseum Twente, Twente, NL
2015  -  "Nijntje Art Parade", Museumplein, Amsterdam, NL
2015  -  Duo exhibition with Jim Harris, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  "Art in Redlight", Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  Duo exhibition with Arja Hop, Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  "Paint it, Gallery Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  Galerie De Vereeniging, Workum, NL
2014  -  "Rolling snowball 5"(initiated by CEAC Xiamen, China), Djupivogur, IS
2013  -  "Capital A", Galerie Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam
2013  -  "We Like Art", westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL
2013  -  "I Amsterdam you Berlin, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Berlin, DE
2012  -  "Affordable Art Fair", Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, NL
2012  -  "KunstRai", Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, NL
2012  -  "Stills", Duo exhibition with Arno Kramer, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam
2012  -  "Supermarkt Tupajumi Foundation, Stockholm Independen Art Fair, Stockholm, SE
2012  -  "Re:Rotterdam, Organisatie Galerie 10, Rotterdam, NL
2011  -  "SAP" with Jaring Lokhorst and Ramon van der Werken, Den Bosch, NL
2011  -  4 Galleries on one location, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2011  -  Summer exhibition "Anoniem Gekozen", Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL
2011  -  "Van Figuratie tot Abstractie", Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL*
2010  -  V&B, Galerie 10, Amsterdam, NL
2010  -  "Familiezaken", LUMC, Leiden, NL
2009  -  "Shiftings",  Villa de Bank, Enschede, NL
2009  -  "Art Amsterdam", RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2009  -  "Indian Caps", Antwerp, BE
2009  -  "Kunst uit huis IV: Otto L. Schaap, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL
2009  -  "Summer Collection 2008", Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL
2009  -  "Realismebeurs", PTA, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -  "Sweet and Sour", CEAC, Xiamen, CN
2008  -   4 Galleries on one location, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -   Art Collection Isala Kliniek, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, NL
2008  -   "Summercollection 2008, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -   "Art Amsterdam", RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -  Solo exhibition, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -  "Realismebeurs", Passenger Termimal Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2007  -  4 Galleries on one location, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2007  -  Openings-exhibition, Galerie 10, Utrecht, NL
2007  -  "Full Summer", Galerie 25 Limited, Amsterdam, NL
2007  -  "25 Faces", Galerie 25 Limited, Amsterdam, NL
2006  -  "Landgoed Rhederoord", De Steeg, Rheden, NL
2006  -  "Arti et Amicitiae", Amsterdam, NL
2005  -  "Royal Price"(nomination) GEM, The Hague, NL
2005  -  "No Less Amazing, Galerie Reflex, Amsterdam, NL
2005  -  "Royal Price"(nomination), Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2005  -  "No Less Amazing, Galerie Reflex, Amsterdam, NL
2004  -  Art fair, Arco Madrid, Madrid, ES
2004  -  Art fair, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2003  -  "Reinwardt Project", Amsterdam, NL
2003  -  "Gespot", Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2003  -  "Under A Glass Cover", Galerie Reflex, Amsterdam
2002  -  "Buning Brongers Price", Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2002  -  "Royal Price"(nomination), GEM, The Hague, NL
2002  -  "Advance", Galerie Loerakker, Amsterdam, NL
2002  -  "AKI Ontplooid", Rijksmuseum Twente, Twente, NL
2002  -  "Wishful Reconstruction", De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL
2002  -  "Reispijn Reislust", Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, NL
2002  -  Open studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL
2001  -  Open studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "It is strange to be so many women", Galerie Ellen de Bruijne & Diane Stigter, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  Mastodont, Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "Op de huid bekeken", Tramremise SBK, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "Painted Image Limited", Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "Wintersalon", Galerie Peninsula, Eindhoven, NL
1999  -  Uitgelicht 3, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, NL
1999  -  Uitgelicht 3, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, NL
1998  -  Internationale Prijs Hoppeland voor de schilderkunst, Galerie Jules Boudry, Antwerp, BE



Publications

2015  -  Jubileumboek FC Twente
2010  -  The Red Snowball. Ten years of Cross-cultural Activities: Chinese European Art Center
2010  -  Recensie Volkskrant "Familiezaken op scherp in Leids ziekenhuis", door Merel Bem
2007  -  SuperYacht Industry, Vol 2, No 4, Suggestive Brush Strokes
2007  -  Catalogue Sweet & Sour (idea, compilation: Chantal Spit/ Jaring Lokhorst)
2003  -  Cataloque Under A Glass Cover, Galerie Reflex and Robbert Roos
2003  -  Kunstbeeld nr. 11, Dwalen in oneindigheid by Arjan Reinders
2002  -  Catalogue Buning brongers Prijs
2001  -  Catalogue AKI Ontplooid (50 jaar AKI)
2000  -  Hardnekkige schilders, NRC Handelsblad, by Sandra heerma van Voss
1999  -  Catalogue Uitgelicht 3, Fonds BKVB
1998  -  Catalogue Kon. Kunstkring Hoppeland
1998  -  Beneluxprijs Schilderkunst



Teachings and advice

2014  -  Jury Member, Buning Brongers Prize
2013- present  -  Lecturer at undergraduate level at HKU: Fashion Design / Fine Art / Graphic Design, Utrecht, NL
2009/2010  -  Guestlectures, HKU, Utrecht, NL
2002  -  Guestlectures, Rijksmuseum Twente("AKI Ontplooid"), 2002