Machteld Solinger

Based Rotterdam, Netherlands
Machteld Solinger - artist


I am a painter living and working in Rotterdam, graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2017. My paintings are both small and large scale, mostly oil on canvas, but also on paper or perspex. What I aim for in my work is to bring across a lucid feeling and a sense for logic through translating and recreating these different shapes and gestures. I want my works to be considerate, yet direct and spontaneous in their appearance. Painting sets something in motion where association, language, composition, colour and material are significantly present. It is about getting into this introvert state of mind, going from outside to inside both physically as mentally. It is about improvising and following a thought process through making. I am always seeking for balance between reacting on the result of painting and wanting to stick to ideas that made me start painting in the first place. 



  • 2015 - 2017: MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London UK
  • 2004 - 2008: Fine Arts, AKV/St Joost, Breda, NL
  • 2003: Fine Arts, Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, IT

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2016: Carry On, Dyson gallery, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2016: All you can Art, De Kunsthal, Rotterdam
  • 2016:, Dyson gallery, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2016: WIP Show, Sackler Building, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2015: Overschilderschilderij laag 108, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam
  • 2015: An evening with Flat i, Flat i, London
  • 2014: Angle of Insidence, Willem 2 Fabriek, Den Bosch
  • 2014: Daar komen de Putters! Kasteel de Keukenhof, Lisse


  • Internationally exhibited

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • Creating a steady practice and career, and keep on making and thinking about art
  • Genre & Style

    • Intuitive and sensitive, yet lucid and clear
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Looking at surfaces and spaces that show history in terms of marks and gestures
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Already sold works
    • Self-financed through working as a freelancer for different jobs
  • Technique & Material

    • I mostly use oil on linen or cotton duck, or on paper, or I paint on perspex


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