Ine Vermee (Tilburg 1954) is a Dutch abstract painter who is engaged with research into color and material. From 1982 to 1987 she studied at the Academy of Tilburg with amongst others Marlene Dumas
Since her education, she has employed a visual vocabulary that has been reduced to a minimum. Where she initially focused her attention on the effect of contrasting colors, the discovery of the potential of grays and whites led her to a new and entirely unique point of view. A defining moment was the discovery of the work of NUL artist Jan Schoonhoven. His minimal reliefs provided the opportunity for a visual language that has jettisoned all ballast.
For some time the main focus in her work is the colour white. In the history of the visual arts, white often represents a beginning. A white wall, a white canvas or a sheet of paper are ready to be worked on, painted, colored or at least partly covered. In Ine Vermee’s work, white is not a beginning, but an end in itself. The white does not evoke an awareness of the lack of color, it becomes color by the shades in which it shows itself.