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Ger Lataster

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  • Ger Lataster
  • Suzanne en de ouderlingen
  • 2008
  • acrylic on canvas
  • 110 x 100 cm / 43.31 x 39.37"


donated by the artist


Some recent solo exhibitions
Bleeker Galerie, Heemstede 2009
Galerie Nijehove, Diepenheim 2009
Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven 2008
Galerie Collection d'Art, Amsterdam 2003
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht 2002

Some recent group exhibitions
Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo 2010
Stadsgalerij Heerlen, 2006
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg 2001


Selected publications
Wim van Cleef, Daniël Lataster, Ger Lataster: het noodzakelijk expressionisme, Eindhoven: Galerie Willy Schoots 2008
Wim van Cleef, Ger Lataster: de macht van de schilder, Eindhoven: Galerie Willy Schoots 2001
Rudi Fuchs, Hollandse meesters van de twintigste eeuw (1945-1985), St. Petersburg: Hermitage/Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2001

Selected public and corporate collections
Mauritshuis, The Hague, NL • Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL • Dordrechts Museum, NL • Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL • Gemeentemuseum Helmond, NL • Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, NL • Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, NO • Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, US • Ahold Kunst Stichting, NL • Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie, NL • Stichting Kunst & Historisch Bezit Fortis, NL • Kunstcollectie KPN, NL • TNT Post Kunstcollectie, NL • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL • Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL • Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL • Guggenheim Museum, New York, US • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US

Catalogue Note

Ger Lataster came to national and international fame in the heyday of abstract expressionism in the 1950s and 1960s. Lataster's monumental ceiling painting Icarus Atlanticus (1987) in the Mauritshuis illustrates the development in his work. Since then, Lataster has perfected a way of deploying abstract expressionism as a continuously innovative, enriching 'method', juxtaposing the most far-reaching and contrasting elements, techniques and materials. His 'action painting' of the late 1950s and early 1960s were rapidly followed by a period in which thinly painted and sprayed spaces reveal scenes filled with geometric and symbolic objects. To be followed a decade later by symbolist-expressionist work such as the ceiling painting in the Mauritshuis. Or his romantic-impressionist garden and studio scenes of the 1990s. Lataster combines every aspect of composition, colour and shape and the plastic qualities of the material in an intensive visual experience.

Ger Lataster was head of painting at the Rijksakademie in 1984 -1987 and a student in 1942-1943 and 1945-1950.
Honorary Merit of the City of Amsterdam (2010).