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Rattle! Rattle! Ide André

Mirjam Westen [ed.] Dominic van den Boogerd, Koen Delaere [text]


Rattle! Rattle! Ide André

Mirjam Westen [ed.] Dominic van den Boogerd, Koen Delaere [text]


Art / Awarded / New titles



Graphic designer

Team Thursday (Simone Trum, Loes van Esch)

Number of pages


Book size

21 x 29.7 cm



English Dutch

Releasedate: October 2019

Co publisher: Sieger White Foundation

This book is published by Jap Sam Books in cooperation with Sieger White Fonds / Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

For more information about the artist Ide André


'André’s paintings are often described as ‘direct’, but that term does not do the works justice. His paintings show the world only indirectly, as impressions, shadows, reflections or negatives of something that no longer exists. They are afterimages of something that has disappeared or ended, something that is definitively in the past. That something is the energetic excess, the decisive action, the vital gesture that has fascinated André since he wrote a paper on ‘The Act in Painting’ while a student. But when we look at the painting, that one-off action has already taken place. The painting is like the debris when the party has come to an end: the morning after. We look at it and wonder what has taken place here.' - Dominic van den Boogerd

The work of Ide André (Ede, 1990) is born out of an obstinate surrender to acting through painting. His paintings, often grubby and fleeting, yet at the same time clear and sharp in their appearance, originate from various acts performed inside, as well as outside the studio space. In his latest series of paintings, André is mainly working with ropes and cables. The rough, energetic lines open a new world of references and structures. 

Ide André is the fourth recipient of the Sieger White Award for young talented artists. He received the award in 2018. The publication Rattle! Rattle! Ide André shows a large selection of his works, with texts by Dominic van den Boogerd and Koen Delaere. The book also accompanied his solo exhibition at Gallery Gerhard Hofland, in October 2019.

The artist lives and works in Arnhem, the Netherlands. In 2015, he graduated from ArtEZ Arnhem, the performance department where he was tutored by Alicia Framis. The art magazine Metropolis M reviewed his work in the issue ‘Best of Graduates’ 2015. Invited by curator Hanne Hagenaars, André took part in the Gelderland Biennial. Living, Giving, in 2016. That same year,  he received an Emerging Artist's Grant from the Mondriaan Fund.

His work has been shown in several exhibitions in the Netherlands and Germany. In 2018, together with artist Koen Delaere, André developed the research project  ‘Performance Picture’. The project resulted in the duo exhibition Shake, Rattle & Roll, at Park, Tilburg. André’s works have been acquired by several collections, including De Groen Fine Art Collection, Province Gelderland Art Collection and MAL Collection.