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Overijse (30), Belgium
Hildegarde Handsaeme's paintings are a suite of odes to womankind - not only through the plasticity of the bodies but most importantly through the expression of sensuality - and the search for the feelings within and evoked by it. Nudity is omnipresent, the shapes are generous, and the attitudes can be seen as slices of life.
In just a few years, Hildegarde Handsaeme has created a truly original style which matches the technique she uses: a style dominated by lines, colour and an innate sense of balance.
The voluptuous bodies with precise contours contrast the straight lines which connect the movement they depict. This background serves to both draw attention to the figure represented and act as a vehicle for the emotional charge that propels it to centre stage.
Hildegarde Handsame works without models, breathing her personality into silhouettes which, like archetypes, embody radiant femininity. The limited but carefully chosen range of colours adds to the purity of the shapes.
Shining a spotlight on womankind, femininity and the body, this Belgian artist challenges the observer’s mind-set. The deconstructed forms demonstrate her incredible mastery of lines which are never left to chance.
2010: Groepstentoonstellingen: Zomerfestival AARDENBURG Zeeuws Vlaanderen Nederland Kunst in Overijse Galerij GEENS Art&Auction HULST NEDERLAND 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 Gallery "De ontdekking van de hemel" te Halle 2014: Pop-up exhibition Constructieve Curven, by 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 2016: Coda Museum Apeldoorn Gallery Dada Rotselaar