Based in: Haarlem
Cécile van Hanja born in Corsica (1964) and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Currently she lives and works in Haarlem (The Netherlands).
Her work is in different collections all over the world and represented by different Gallery's in the Netherlands, the UK, China and in the US.
I am especially inspired by Modernistic architecture and the elements light and space. For me the architecture of Bauhaus and De Stijl is a reflection of order in a time of chaos. In my paintings the images of modern architecture are based on a rhythmical pattern of verticals and horizontals in which a multi colored labyrinth of spaces is created.
In my paintings I concentrate on the composition, the outcome has to yield an interesting display of lines and faces, that enables me to create the feeling of endless depth on the flat surface of the canvas.
Modernism, Architecture, Transparent colors
Matisse, Sarah Morris, David Hockney and Vermeer
Tape, Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint and Brushes
Dare to take risks and discover the world.
I visit cities and photograph modern architecture
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