Hans

Hoekstra

Groningen

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1983

Lives and works in Groningen

bio

From his studio in Haren, a village in the northeast of the Netherlands, Hans Hoekstra paints what he what he sees around him; interiors, views, and houseplants. Not exciting at first glance. After all, the Dutch northeast is often grey, flat and hoarse. That is exactly what Hoekstra bends to his will; the painter finds suburban image motifs and then allows the liveliness and tension to come from the painting. The canvases are full of formal contradictions; a game of positive and negative space in a succulent plant, a realistically painted kettle with a cartoonish pair of tea glasses or a colorful shadow play on a white room table.

CV

MAXIMUM CALM

2021

group exhibition
Andriesse Eyck Galerie
Amsterdam

In het atelier

2019

solo exhibition
Villa de Bank
Enschede

De Moeder de Vrouw

2019

group exhibition
KINK Drents Museum
Assen

Lust(rum) 5 jaar melklokaal!

2019

group exhibition
Melklokaal
Heerenveen

FILLER III

2019

group exhibition
Sign
Groningen

Tekenen nu

2018

group exhibition
Museum de Buitenplaats
Eelde

Postures / Poses

2017

solo exhibition
Melklokaal
Heerenveen