Artist from Belgium
at Jose Art Gallery since June 8th, 2019
About the artist Hildegarde Handsaeme
Born in Kortrijk 1958 Belgium Hildegarde resides and works in Terlanen (S.E. of Brussels) . With an articulate preference for the figure and the nature of woman she went the self-teaching way in the plastic art form . The sensitive approach of this theme remains her source of inspiration which is utterly inexhaustible . The recognition of her artistic plastic language was a fact a couple of years ago when she obtained the third international prize for painting in Libramont . Hildegarde Handsaeme paints mainly women and follows a harmonic and constructively perfect pattern . The figure in itself is dominating but she knows how to put it the right surroundings where nature and cosmos play a symbolic part . With a set of straight lines she builds a mysterial haze of inner feelings on the canvas in a simple but penetrative way . She does not call for hallucinating images bet lets herself go with sensitivity guided by an unfailing intuition . Even when the figures at first sight seem distant they point to a certain duality and yet her usage of colours express a honest alliance between the data and the deeper thoughts .Simply and honestly Hildegarde gives us the message of love and tenderness which should be shown to each individual . In a pictural equilibrated and harmonic way she knows how to remind us of the glamorous intuition of woman .
Exhibitions of Hildegarde Handsaeme
2011: GALERIJ GEENS Sensation Modern Fine Art Gallery London Westbourne Grove. Notting Hill, LONDEN, W11 Cultuurcentrum Terlanen 2012: Art Time Square Broadway between 42nd Street and 44th Street New York USA Kunst in Overijse 2013: Bisart@A City A Life Antwerpen Galerie “De ontdekking van de hemel” te Halle 2014: Pop-up expo Constructieve Curven, de Bosuil Overijse Grimbergen Kiwanis GLOBAL ART TONGEREN GIRLS GLOBAL ART TONGEREN PEOPLE/ANIMALS Kasteel Brasschaat GLOBAL ART TONGEREN Nieuwpoort GLOBAL ART ROERMOND Artbarrel Casino Middelkerke Short Term Gallery Brussels Rue Blaes 150 2015: The Affordable Art Fair Brusssels Adaf Amsterdam Annual Dutch Art Fair 2015: ADAF AMSTERDAM 2016: March: CODA Museum Apeldoorn Netherlands April: Radisson Hotel Antwerp Belgium May: Gallery DADA Belgium 2017: Online exhibitions 2018: Gallery Pjez Unik http://resident.com/hildegarde-handsaeme/ New York 2019: Paris Hotel Le cinq Codet March and April
Education of Hildegarde Handsaeme
I have followed 4 years of visual arts in drawing lessons in order to master the art of drawing, which I found a must to further develop in painting. Finally, I moved spontaneously to painting ... At the academy my style was not fully supported ... I had to follow the thinking of the "teachers" ... Luckily, I was discovered by an "Eminence Grise" who gave me the good advice to leave the academy! Reason? He found that I could control the perfect line and could also keep up with color use so that everything was in balance. He was full of amazement of my personal style that I had already developed at an early age. He encouraged me with a solid fact that says: "Only talented artists find their own style and you are obviously one of them!". For the "Eminence Grise" it was evident that I would evolve in my genre without intervention, something that in his eyes is a very big exception! He also emphasized that my work, the longer it will be viewed, the more it becomes interesting in the brain, resulting in an ever-increasing appreciation ... I have followed his advice!