Hans Hoekstra

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.

SELECTED WORKS


Image

Stilleven met been, 2021
acrylic on canvas
150 x 100 cm

available

Image

Bij de Walfridusbrug, 2021
acrylic on canvas
130 x130 cm

Private collection, the Netherlands

Image

Uitzicht met busje, 2021
acrylic on canvas
120 x 140 cm

available

Image
Open Raam I, 2022
acrylic on canvas
100 x 75 cm
 

available

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2020
MAXIMUM CALM

Andriesse Eyck galerie, Amsterdam
Online group exhibition

2019
In het atelier

Villa de Bank, Enschede
Solo exhibition

Lust(rum) 5 jaar melklokaal!

melklokaal, Heerenveen
Group exhibition

FILLER III

Sign, Groningen
group exhibition

De Moeder de Vrouw

KINK Drents museum, Assen
group exhibition

2018
Tekenen nu

Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde
group exhibition

2017
Postures / Poses

Melklokaal, Heerenveen
solo exhibition