Hilde Hoekstra

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2017

Artworks for sale: 74

Netherlands

About Hilde Hoekstra

 
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  • Biography
    Until 2012 I have been an allround freelance graphic designer. In my free time I stepped away from my computer and returned to brush and brayer working with real paints and inks. I make use of various techniques to surprise and refresh myself. Painting with oils or acrylics; printing; drawing; figurative and abstract art, nothing is fixed.

    I get inspired by music and lyrics, great art, photographs of everyday life, wildlife and landscape. Often I work without a plan, I start with abstract forms, choosing my colors intuitively. After a few layers an idea forms in my head. Sometimes this process is a struggle, sometimes it’s pure joy!

    Animals play a big part in my work, it is as if they can tell a tale that’s in my mind. A tale without a beginning or an end but with a feel of importance, like a freeze frame in a film.

    Printing gives me the pleasure of surprise. It always turns out different than expected. This triggers new ideas. My monotype prints often consist of multiple layers of paint printed on top of each other. And often I also draw on the prints again.

    Education: The Royal Academy of Art The Hague


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    1987 - 1991

    The Royal Academy of Art The Hague

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    Event: Long Live Rembrandt (dutch: Lang leve Rembrandt!)

    Dates: July 15, 2019 - Sept. 15, 2019

    Venue: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

    Long Live Rembrandt

    More than 8,000 people in 95 countries responded to our open call to submit self-made artworks inspired by Rembrandt. An expert panel of judges selected 575 works made by a total of 693 people for inclusion in the Long Live Rembrandt exhibition. The themes of the exhibition emerged from similarities between works made by the many different artists. These themes include ‘The Night Watch’, ‘Portraits in the style of Rembrandt’ and ‘Rembrandt the storyteller’.

    Pieter Roelofs, chair of the panel of judges and head of painting and sculpture at the Rijksmuseum: The infectious creativity of the artists and the sheer variety of submissions has made the selection and curation of this exhibition an absolute joy. In Long Live Rembrandt we see the master through the eyes of the artists. This exhibition is not just about Rembrandt, it’s about us all.

    Event: Leap of Faith

    Dates: Oct. 13, 2018 - Dec. 3, 2018

    Venue: Cultural Centre 'De Tuyter', Krimpen a/d IJssel, The Netherlands

    De expositie (te zien tot en met 3 december) omvat enkele grote panelen in olieverf en een aantal kleinere doeken en monoprints. De titel (vrij vertaald: ‘sprong in het diepe’), verwijst naar het moment waarop een belangrijke stap in iemands leven wordt gezet. “Mijn uitgangspunt is de impulsieve beslissing waarvan je de gevolgen niet kunt overzien,” zegt Hoekstra.

    In haar werk zet Hoekstra de tijd op een cruciaal moment stil, als in een stilstaand beeld van een film. Zo zie je in één van haar werken hoe een verliefd stel er vandoor lijkt te gaan. Een ander werk suggereert dat een hond nét is ontsnapt. Er staat iets te gebeuren of er is net iets gebeurd. De sfeer kan zowel hoopvol zijn als dreigend - de toeschouwer wordt uitgenodigd zelf het verhaal te bedenken.

    Event: Here and Gone, duo-exhibition

    Dates: May 5, 2017 - May 27, 2017

    Venue: MLB Galerie, Witte de Withstraat 32a, 1057 XZ Amsterdam

    "Raw images and bright eyes. There is a necessity from the art of Fred Boven and Hilde Hoekstra. The works of impermanence by Boven and the solidified moments of Hoekstra depict the elusiveness of life and death"

    Event: The artists of art group 'Atelier 26'

    Dates: Oct. 10, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

    Venue: De Berlage (PuurZuid), Lekstraat 13A 1079 EK Amsterdam

    Retrospective exhibition of seven years of work of approx. 10-15 painters from Amsterdam that come together in a large studio to paint, study and learn from each other.

    Event: EAT!

    Dates: Aug. 30, 2013 - Sept. 24, 2013

    Venue: MFC Binnenhof, Buitenveldert, A.J. Ernststraat 112, Buitenveldert

    With my art company 'Atelier 26' we worked on the theme 'EAT!' about food, eating and 'eat or be eaten'..

    Event: Squares

    Dates: Feb. 20, 2011 - April 18, 2011

    Venue: Vrijzinnig Centrum Vrijburg, Herman Gorterstraat 31 1077 WE Amsterdam

    My Art group 'Atelier 26' was invited to create and exhibit works inspired by the word and meaning of 'squares' in the city.

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Education

1987 - 1991

The Royal Academy of Art The Hague


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Long Live Rembrandt (dutch: Lang leve Rembrandt!)

Dates: July 15, 2019 - Sept. 15, 2019

Venue: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Long Live Rembrandt

More than 8,000 people in 95 countries responded to our open call to submit self-made artworks inspired by Rembrandt. An expert panel of judges selected 575 works made by a total of 693 people for inclusion in the Long Live Rembrandt exhibition. The themes of the exhibition emerged from similarities between works made by the many different artists. These themes include ‘The Night Watch’, ‘Portraits in the style of Rembrandt’ and ‘Rembrandt the storyteller’.

Pieter Roelofs, chair of the panel of judges and head of painting and sculpture at the Rijksmuseum: The infectious creativity of the artists and the sheer variety of submissions has made the selection and curation of this exhibition an absolute joy. In Long Live Rembrandt we see the master through the eyes of the artists. This exhibition is not just about Rembrandt, it’s about us all.

Event: Leap of Faith

Dates: Oct. 13, 2018 - Dec. 3, 2018

Venue: Cultural Centre 'De Tuyter', Krimpen a/d IJssel, The Netherlands

De expositie (te zien tot en met 3 december) omvat enkele grote panelen in olieverf en een aantal kleinere doeken en monoprints. De titel (vrij vertaald: ‘sprong in het diepe’), verwijst naar het moment waarop een belangrijke stap in iemands leven wordt gezet. “Mijn uitgangspunt is de impulsieve beslissing waarvan je de gevolgen niet kunt overzien,” zegt Hoekstra.

In haar werk zet Hoekstra de tijd op een cruciaal moment stil, als in een stilstaand beeld van een film. Zo zie je in één van haar werken hoe een verliefd stel er vandoor lijkt te gaan. Een ander werk suggereert dat een hond nét is ontsnapt. Er staat iets te gebeuren of er is net iets gebeurd. De sfeer kan zowel hoopvol zijn als dreigend - de toeschouwer wordt uitgenodigd zelf het verhaal te bedenken.

Event: Here and Gone, duo-exhibition

Dates: May 5, 2017 - May 27, 2017

Venue: MLB Galerie, Witte de Withstraat 32a, 1057 XZ Amsterdam

"Raw images and bright eyes. There is a necessity from the art of Fred Boven and Hilde Hoekstra. The works of impermanence by Boven and the solidified moments of Hoekstra depict the elusiveness of life and death"

Event: The artists of art group 'Atelier 26'

Dates: Oct. 10, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

Venue: De Berlage (PuurZuid), Lekstraat 13A 1079 EK Amsterdam

Retrospective exhibition of seven years of work of approx. 10-15 painters from Amsterdam that come together in a large studio to paint, study and learn from each other.

Event: EAT!

Dates: Aug. 30, 2013 - Sept. 24, 2013

Venue: MFC Binnenhof, Buitenveldert, A.J. Ernststraat 112, Buitenveldert

With my art company 'Atelier 26' we worked on the theme 'EAT!' about food, eating and 'eat or be eaten'..

Event: Squares

Dates: Feb. 20, 2011 - April 18, 2011

Venue: Vrijzinnig Centrum Vrijburg, Herman Gorterstraat 31 1077 WE Amsterdam

My Art group 'Atelier 26' was invited to create and exhibit works inspired by the word and meaning of 'squares' in the city.


 

Biography

Until 2012 I have been an allround freelance graphic designer. In my free time I stepped away from my computer and returned to brush and brayer working with real paints and inks. I make use of various techniques to surprise and refresh myself. Painting with oils or acrylics; printing; drawing; figurative and abstract art, nothing is fixed.

I get inspired by music and lyrics, great art, photographs of everyday life, wildlife and landscape. Often I work without a plan, I start with abstract forms, choosing my colors intuitively. After a few layers an idea forms in my head. Sometimes this process is a struggle, sometimes it’s pure joy!

Animals play a big part in my work, it is as if they can tell a tale that’s in my mind. A tale without a beginning or an end but with a feel of importance, like a freeze frame in a film.

Printing gives me the pleasure of surprise. It always turns out different than expected. This triggers new ideas. My monotype prints often consist of multiple layers of paint printed on top of each other. And often I also draw on the prints again.

Education: The Royal Academy of Art The Hague


 
 
 
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