The paintings of Ilse D'Hollander (Sint-Niklaas, 1968-1997) result from a personal search for the medium of painting. Via meticulous observation of her immediate environment, D'Hollander created compositions of coloured surfaces and lines, vibrating forms and transparent overpainting. Visual elements from the landscape, such as a branch, house, or road, are transformed into more abstract visual language that vacillates between the recognisable, suggestive, determined and more poetic. Some of her works may be linked to painters like Paul Cezanne, Rene Daniels or Raoul De Keyser. In only a brief period, between 1989 and 1997, Ilse D'Hollander created an extensive oeuvre of paintings and drawings. With texts by Eva Wittocx, Tanguy Eeckhout, Helena Preester and David Nash.