Helene van ’t Hoen (Rotterdam)
I’m a multidisciplinary artist, designer and art historian.
My work consists of autonomous work and commissioned work. For my work I like to collaborate with other professionals. This means that I can design in complete freedom. Because the collaboration means I am not limited to my own techniques.
Of course my environment influences me. I am a curious person and I always look for more possibilities and this reflects in my work. Every move to a new place shows itself in a shift in, for example, the colour palette. The Spanish sun provided blue skye, greens and yellows in the landscape. Sad or happy circumstances translate directly into shapes and colour. Living on the beach yielded many found weathered shapes. But also the reporting about the state of our society expresses me. The encounter with that beautiful crow that eagerly begged a piece of plastic was gave me a thought an urgent feeling. He was the start of a large project Plastic What Else. For which I staged a program in the public swimming pool as the final piece. Not all my work is a pointed indictment, I like to add a twist. For example, the work Birdies Castle is a response to the reporting about the housing shortage in the Netherlands.
2020 Wallki, Galerie de Graanschuur, Wassenaar. solo exposition
2019 Magisch Oord, Gallery Landhuis Bloemhof, Willemstad, Curaçao
2011 Gallery De Blauwe Leuning, The Hague
2010 De Wassenaarse Salon, Council House De Paauw, Wassenaar
2010 iinfiiniit, 6 artists, Pop Up Gallery, The Hague
2010 Museum van Kleef, The Hague. solo exposition
2009 KunstKerst, art installation in a shop window, Leidschendam Centre
2009 Art The Hague art fair, design exposition, The Hague
2003 Gallerye De Blauwe Leuning, The Hague
2002 Spanish House at the Floriade, Vijfhuizen
2000 Gallery van Ingenhoven, Tilburg
1998 Gallery Dec’art, Monaco Solo-exposition
1996 Courthouse, Rotterdam Solo-exposition
1995 Smith Barney Bank, WTC, Amsterdam Solo-exposition
1994 Gallery Avalon, Madrid Solo-exposition
2013 The wall of the parking garage at the municipality Leidschendam-Voorburg
2013 Object on the occasion of the farewell to the President of MKB Leidschendam-Voorburg
2012 Graphic designs, Grüne Woche foor fair Franfurt, for Fruit-Recruit, Madrid
2012 Awards, Intersearch international, Rotterdam
2011 Design felt walls company restaurant Pharmaline, Oldenzaal
2011 Object moot award, International Criminal Court, The Hague
2011 Cup best innovative entrepreneur, MKB Leidschendam-Voorburg
2010 Design color scheme interior Pharmaline, Oldenzaal
2010 design for the gateway to the Vlietpop festival, Leidschendam
2010 design bid book, VZG, Delft
2009 design colorscheme for the interior as a whole for Pharmaline, Oldenzaal
2009 Sweet 123, series of twenty paintings on occasion of a private birthday party
2008 Painting for the new dialysis centre at the hospital Antoniushove, Leidschendam
2005 Design for a an edition for the policy vision of the ministeries Ontwerp voor het boekje van de ministeries of VROM en VWS, ‘Wonen, zorg en welzijn op het spoor’. (living, care and welfare on track) as wel as an artwork on occasion of the first presentation to the public.
2003 My home is my castle, serie of three paintings a private commission
2001 Design Christmas cards, Aambeeld BV, Rotterdam
1998 Wall paintings, elementary school Essesteyn, Voorburg
1996 Bibliophile edition, promotional gift, Winkelman Beheer BV, Rotterdam
Recently I moved the entire studio to my new home in France. There in the Chateau Cartier Bresson is room for everything, I can do whatever I want. Other artists are also welcome to come and work there. The plans for artists in residence are ready. Now what has to be done is to refurbish the building so that you can work comfortably in all the tranquility that the environment offers: forests, trees, greenery, peace and space, in short, nature. The monumental building in combination with the enormous enchanting park-like garden with trees, over a hundred years old, appeal to the imagination. Follow Chateau Cartier Bresson on my facebook for the latest news and progress and not progress…
Do you have an idea for a commissioned work or a nice plan and do you want to work together, let me know.
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