Under the title A shady place under the trees, Nanda Runge (Naarden, 1970) presents her latest paintings in De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal. In these works she confines herself to painting architectural volumes, varying from tents to gigantic office buildings. Each time Runge only shows the main lines: the play of light and shade, and the specific elements that make a building recognisable.
Stripped down to essentials, her paintings look more like memories of buildings than realistic renderings of them. At the same time the sober images, painted in Chinese ink on paper, exude a calm suspense. The buildings seem to draw attention to themselves in a very casual way. Some paintings are even slightly menacing, as though Runge wonders how you look at a location where a dramatic event has taken place.
Nanda Runge lives and works in Middelburg. She studied Autonomous Design and Painting at the Art Academy in Utrecht.