Ingrid Simons (Eindhoven, 1976) lives and works in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Ingrid Simons paints fictional landscapes, sometimes super rugged and material, sometimes subdued and spiritual, but they always function as vehicles for strongly atmospheric associations with phenomena such as earth, light, the cosmos, air and water.
Although elements of the landscape such as groves and streams, paths and skies are often more or less recognisable, the work is highly abstract in terms of visual language and the use of colour.
Simons sees landscapes as ‘independent expressive spaces, which exist only through the physical act of painting’. By dismantling the landscape she creates a new, rough and physical reality from her personal experience.
Solo museum exhibitions at Noordbrabants Museum, Museum Van GoghHuis, Palacio Dom Manuel Evora (Portugal), Museo Municipal Vermelho (Portugal), Museum van Bommel van Dam, Castelo de Evoramonte (Portugal).
Museum group exhibitions a.o. Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Douro Museum (Portugal), Museum Belvédère, Art Museum of Nanjing (China), Kunsthal KAdE, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Novosibirsk State Art Museum (Russia), Museum De Fundatie, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Museum De Pont Tilburg and many international private and corporate collections.