Hans Balkenende

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Painting is an attempt to stop time and record things so that I can grab them and keep them with me.
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Painting is an attempt to stop time and record things so that I can grab them and keep them with me.
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Portfolio

Reflections

Acrylverf op doek 60 cm x 50 cm

Willow

Oilpaint on canvas 40 cm x 30 cm

Forest Path

Oilpaint on canvas 50 cm x 40 cm

Garden and two houses

Acrylic paint on canvas 60 cm x 50 cm

Woman in a field

Acrylic paint on canvas 80 cm x 60 cm

Younger Days

Acrylic Paint on canvas 50 cm x 40 cm

Lost

Oilpaint on canvas 40 cm x 40 cm

Chapel

Oilpaint on canvas 50 cm x 40 cm

Orchard

Oilpaint on canvas 50 cm x 24 cm

Lorelei

Oilpaint on canvas 40 cm x 30 cm

Woman washing clothes

Oilpaint on canvas 40 cm x 30 cm

Kennemerduinen 3

Oilpaint on canvas 50 cm x 40 cm

Spring

Oilpaint on canvas 70 cm x 45 cm

A Forest

Acrylic paint on canvas 30 cm x 24 cm

Ruin of Brederode

Oilpaint on canvas 70 cm x 45 cm

Scottish Highlanders

Acrylic paint on canvas 24 cm x 24 cm

Car in a landscape

Oilpaint on canvas, 32 cm x 24 cm

Waterfun

Acrylic paint on canvas 20 x 20cm

The Wedding

Acrylic paint on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

Temporary Thing

Acrylic paint on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Time.

Acrylic paint on canvas 80 x 60 cm

The Couple

Acrylic paint on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

The Investigator

Acrylic paint on canvas 80 x 60 cm

Twinhouses

Acrylic- and Oil paint on canvas, 40 x 24 cm

Kennemerduinen 2

Acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Kennemerduinen 1

Oil paint on canvas, 50 x 24 cm

The Boathouse

Oil paint on canvas, 65 x 45 cm

Beilstein

Acrylic paint on canvas, 70 x 45 cm

Water Lilies

Acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

The Cleanup

Acrylic paint on canvas, 63 x 40 cm

Fishing Kids

Acrylic paint on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

Father and Child

Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Breaking Sun

Acryl Paint on canvas, 40 cm x 30 cm

The Suitcase

Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Mother and Child

Oil paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Red Street

Acrylic paint on canvas, 100 cm x 70 cm

Lost Town

Acrylic paint on canvas, 115 cm x 75 cm

Shopping Mall

Acrylic paint on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

Lost Bar

Acrylic paint on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

Happening

Acrylic paint on canvas, 85 cm x 55 cm

Theater

Acrylic paint on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

About me

Hans lives in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and had an education at the Art Academy Haarlem Leiden.

The sources of inspiration of his paintings and drawings are very divers. It can be a personal event, a selfmade or found image, a story, the lyrics of a song, etc. In short, he gets inspired by life itself.

Hans mainly paints landscapes, people and urban spaces.

During the working process observation and imagination complement each other in every possible way and they reinforce each other untill the point is reached that he conludes the painting is finished

The human figures in enclosed spaces fascinate but often have a sort of discomfort and mysterious about them and can evoke a feeling of alienation.

The urban pictures breathe a desolate atmosphere.

The nature- and landscape-paintings are the result of a never ending search for beauty of our natural living environment that come more and more under pressure.

Expo

2010

Haarlem Groepsexpositie Kunstacademie Haarlem

May
2012

Haarlem Eindexamenexpositie Kunstacademie Haarlem

June
2012

Volendam Volendammer Kunstroute

Nov-Dec
2013

Leiden Solo-expositie Galerie Diana Lepelaar

May
2014

Haarlem Vijfhoek Kunstroute in Haarlem

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