mixed media 56 x 76 cm
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ecoline op papier 30 x 40 cm
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acryl 50 x 60 cm
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acryl 40 x 40 cm
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acryl 40 x 40 cm
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mixed media 50 x 60 cm
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acryl 40 x 40 cm
witte pen op papier 15 x 20 cm
mixed media 75 x 115 cm
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ecoline op papier 30 x 40 cm
mixed media 20 x 30 cm
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mixed media 20 x 30 cm
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ecoline op papier 30 x 40 cm
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mixed media 50 x 70 cm
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Souk
acryl 48 x 60 cm
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mixed media 20 x 30 cm
Schutterswei
mixed media 70 x 90 cm

Emotion. I can’t paint without it, without having an emotional connection to my subject, my process. When I paint I watch in amazement as my hand creates the work. I thrill at this feeling, as if inspiration is flowing through me from some other source to my canvas and I just happen to be a witness.

I am currently in my third year of a five year studio art program at Wackers Academie in Amsterdam. Wackers is a small, classically oriented school which teaches realism. My goal is to hone my skills so I can better express my feelings in my work. But realism is not my actual goal.

The tension between realism and my own yearning for expression is visible in my work. My paintings often portray serious tenderness, awkwardness and darkness. They examine fleeting moments of emotion, but also portray stories from film and from the lives and the deaths of people I respect.

Through painting I search for, and often find, the purpose of my life.

Exposities

  • solo-expositie, ’t Kruithuisje Alkmaar, september 2016
  • groepsexpositie, Het Witte Kerkje Heiloo, 18 en 19 juni 2016
  • solo-expositie, Binnenstadscentrum de Sociëteit Alkmaar, juni-juli 2016
  • solo-expositie, Medisch Centrum Elisabeth, Alkmaar, nov 2015-feb 2016
  • solo-expositie, Kinki, Alkmaar, september-oktober 2015
  • groepsexpositie, ‘t Kruithuisje Alkmaar, september 2015
  • groepsexpositie, Crejat Alkmaar, de nieuwe academie, open dagen september 2015
  • groepsexpositie, Alkmaars Eigenste festival, januari 2014
  • solo-expositie, Binnenstadscentrum de Eenhoorn Alkmaar, september 2013


Diana Hoekstra
Ritsevoort 18-B
1811 DN Alkmaar
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 54 34 24 98