Gennie de Lange

Gennie de Lange - The Old Dog (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange - A Difficult Decision (2015)Gennie de Lange - Love in a Thicket (2015)Gennie de Lange - Contemplation (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange - Let's Talk (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange -  Balconies of Barcelona (2015) (S0LD)Gennie de Lange - Travels without a Donkey (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange -  Corrupted on the Cote D'Azur (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange - Beyond the Trees (2015)Gennie de Lange - Looking Back (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange - You must understand (2015)Gennie de Lange - Last Tree Standing (2015)Gennie de Lange -  Blue Boots (2015)Gennie de Lange - Glazed Over (2015)Gennie de Lange - What to Do? (2015)Gennie de Lange - She's over dressed (2015)Gennie de Lange - Yellow Sea (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange - Playing Together (2015) (SOLD)Gennie de Lange -  Can you Remember? (2015)Gennie de Lange- Dream without clothes (2015)

Gennie de Lange has been developing a unique glazing technique for over 40 years. Working on unglazed terracotta she paints many layers of glazes. The colours are matt pastels before being fired in a kiln for three days. After firing, the tones and colours are completely transformed. Some glazes are transparent, some opaque, all are difficult to apply evenly and some react unfavourably when they are near each other. Gennie has discovered by endlessly experimenting how to handle them to their greatest advantage.

There is a very painterly feel to the finished works despite the ceramic methods which have been used. The glaze effects are rich, luminous and complex, with a jewel-like quality. They can be placed in a bright light and are impervious to water. The paintings can even be hung outside the house and in the bathroom! This technique is now very rare because suitable earthenware tiles and glazes are almost unobtainable.

 

Exhibitions at the Remuera Gallery:

Gennie de Lange – Night Thoughts (2015)

Gennie de Lange – Getting Together (March 2013)