Approved: 16.08.2006

Marcelle Hanselaar

Artist, Curator, Writer, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts The notion of a parallel universe, of what goes on beneath our pleasing and pleasant appearance is a constant theme in both my oil painting and in my etchings. My etchings are closely related to my late night doodle drawing and portray secret fantasies or fiery desires with a clearly erotic tone, which I also continue in some small oils. I also paint bigger, single figure 'psychological'

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Lecturing, Workshops, Private commissions, Creative writing, Curating
  • Categories: Book Works, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
 
 

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    Concepts The notion of a parallel universe, of what goes on beneath our pleasing and pleasant appearance is a constant theme in both my oil painting and in my etchings. My etchings are closely related to my late night doodle drawing and portray secret fantasies or fiery desires with a clearly erotic tone, which I also continue in some small oils. I also paint bigger, single figure 'psychological' portraits often referring to classical portraiture by Rubens or Titian. This contemporary and personal response to classical painting is a recurring source of inspiration and subject matter for me. In painting as in etching I work out similar ideas 'The erotic and hidden aspect both in social mores as in intimate relationships both seen from a female perspective is an issue which appears. The hypocrisy of our social space which gives us a veneer of liberation yet does not cover our awareness of innate savagery. Influences Own gender (Female), fantasy, angst, irony, cultural identity (North European) Dutch and German painting, artist book making, portraiture. Historical references to Baroque (17th C), European painting especially Rubens, Titian, Velasquez, portraiture painting plus the moderns like Max Beckman, Marlene Dumas, Louise Bourgeois, for etching Goya. Career path The Royal Academy of Fine Art, The Hague, Holland B-Tech printmaking, Kensington & Chelsea College, London In oil painting I am self taught. Member of London Group since 2004 Awards 2012 Statutory Awards of MTG - Krakow International Print Triennial 2012 Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize, Qijiang, PR of China 2011 Shortlisted for and acquired by the Ruth Borchard Self portrait Collection Birgit Skjold Prize for Pillowbook of Endless nights, acquired by V&A National Art Library First prize, Tabernacle Art competition, MOMA, Wales 2010 Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize, Qijiang, PR of China 2008 Residency Frans Masereel Center, Belgium 2006 Aberystwyth, University of Wales Purchase Prize, Originals 06, London 2003 Presse Papier Award, Biennale Int. d'estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions 2010 - Biting the bullet, Millennium Gallery, St.Ives 2010 - mama, mama the bear is loose, Quest 21, Brussels 2010 - Sticks and Stones, University Gallery and Baring Wing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2010 - Sweet 'n Low, Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc., London 2008 - Down the rabbit hole, School of Art Gallery Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth 2008 - The Weight of smoke, Galerie de Buytensael, arnhem, NL 2008 - The Weight of smoke/Art influence, East West Gallery, London 2007 - The Weight of smoke, De Queeste Art, Watou, Be 2007 - The Weight of smoke, De Queeste Art, Watou, Belgium 2006 - Intimate Conversations, Artonomy Fine Art, Truro, Cornwall 2006 - La Petite Mort, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, Australia 2005 - La Petite Mort, De Queeste Kunstkamers, Trappistenweg 54, Be 8978 Watou, Belgium 2005 - La Petite mort, East West Gallery, London 2004 - Shouts and Wispers, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, Australia 2004 - Silence is easy, De Queeste Kunstkamers, Watou, Belgium 2003 - Sometimes I dream about reality, East West Gallery, London 2003 - You said you loved me, Rmart Gallery, Essen, Germany 2001 - All of Me, East West Gallery, London 2001 - Incomplete Tales, Erasmus Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland 2000 - Crossing Borders, Royal Crescent Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 1999 - Burying the Hatchet, The Millinery Works, London 1999 - Close to the Bone, New Hall, Cambridge 1996 - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 1994 - Galerie Reisel, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1993 - The Royal Netherlands Embassy, London 1988 - Last Gallery, London 1986 - Art Space Gallery, London 1983 - Clare Hall, Cambridge 1982 - Stedelijk Museum, Alkmaar, Netherlands Group exhibitions 2011 - Leonora Carrington,Marcelle Hanselaar, Tilly Losch, Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London 2011 - Small is beautiful, Flowers Central, London 2010 - 400 women, Shoreditch Town Hall, London 2010 - Beasts Royal, Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London 2010 - BIMPE IV, print Biennale, touring, Vancouver, Edmonton, Canada 2010 - London group annual, The Cello Factory, London 2010 - Multiplied Art Fair, Christies South Kensington, London 2010 - The Art of Giving, Saatchi Gallery, London 2009 - Black on White, The Framers Gallery, London 2009 - X1V Biennale int. de gravure de Sarcelles, 95203 Sarcelles, France, Sarcelles 2008 - drawings & works on paper, East West Gallery, London 2008 - Originals 08, Mall Galleries, London W1 2007 - 6th print Biennale, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Liege, Belgium 2007 - Beyond the Narrative, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London 2007 - Originals 07, Mall Galleries, London 2007 - Recent acquisitions, Part 2, British Museum Printroom, london 2007 - Things which go bump in the night, Visual arts Centre,Scunthorpe, Lincs, Scunthorpe 2005 - 5th Biennale Internationale de Gravure, Cabinet des Estampes, MAMAC, Liege, Belgium 2005 - Biennale Internationale d'estampe contemporaine, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada 2005 - Uncanny Tales, Touring with Rego, Pacheco, Hanselaar, Grimes, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea,, Swansea 2005 - 'Unladylike', East West Gallery, London 2003 - Biennale International d'estampe contemporaine in Trois-Rivieres, Galerie d'art du Parc, Trois-Rivieres Quebec , Canada 2003 - National Print Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, London 2003 - Prizewinners, East West Gallery, London 2003 - R A Summer show, Royal Academy, London 2003 - Sons and Mothers, Collins Gallery, Glasgow 2003 - Uncanny Tales, 'de Buytensael, Arnhem, Holland 2003 - Wrexham Print International, Memorial Gallery, Wrexford 2002 - 40 x 40 Contemporary British Art, Millinery Works, London 2002 - Art, Age and Gender, FWA, Orleans House, London 2002 - National print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2002 - Young Masters prints, Atlanta, Georgia, US 2001 - Art on Paper Fair, Royal College of Art,, London 2001 - Bearing Up, East West Gallery, London 2001 - English Figurative Painting, Galerie Thomas, Hettlage, Munchen 2001 - International small print Biennale, Morley Gallery, London 2000 - Affordable Art Fair, London, Print Fair, Barbican, London 2000 - East West Gallery, London 2000 - Modern and Cont British Art, The Millenery Works, London 2000 - NY AD 2000, DFN Gallery, New York, USA 2000 - Sherjah Arts Museum, United Arab Emirates 1999 - Art for Life, Morley Gallery, London 1999 - Modern and Cont British Art, The Millinery Works, London 1999 - Pictures to Live With, The Millinery Works, London 1999 - Secret Lives, Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham 1999 - Small and Sexy, East West Gallery, London 1998 - MWA, Women, Work and Money, KPBG, London 1998 - Notes From the Underground, Dostoyevsky Museum St Petersburg, Russia 1998 - Undercurrents, Woodlands Art Gallery, Blackheath 1998 - Women on Men, Oriel Theatre, Clwyd; Bodelwyddan Castle; Denbighshire School of Art Gallery, University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1997 - Gisela Beers, Kensington Contempory Art Fair, London 1997 - Graffik 97, Printmakers, Scunthorpe Museum and Art Gallery, Scunthorpe 1997 - Seven Dutch Artists, The Royal Netherlands Embassy, London 1997 - Small Objects of Desire, East West Gallery, London 1997 - Unquiet Voices, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Doncaster 1996 - Summer show, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh 1996 - The Child Within, East West Gallery, London 1996 - The Human Form, Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells 1995 - Identity, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne 1995 - Life's a Beach, City Gallery, Leicester 1995 - The Sea, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh 1994 - Burlington New Gallery, London 1994 - Contemporary Portrait Society, London 1994 - Magnat Gallery, London 1994 - Women Light up the Night, Berlin, Germany 1993 - Cooling Gallery, London 1993 - Expressionist Paintings, SW Teachers University, Chongqing, China 1992 - Art for Sale, Whiteley's, London 1992 - Cooling Gallery, London 1992 - Eva Jekel Gallery, London 1991 - British Month, Roy Miles Gallery, London 1991 - Galerie Clairfontaine, Luxembourg 1990 - Art for China, Smith Gallery, London 1990 - British Painters, Mall Galleries, London 1990 - Leinster Fine Art, London 1989 - Link of Affinity, Knapp Gallery, London and Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow 1988 - Berkeley Square Gallery, London Curated projects 2010 - London Original print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2009 - Black dog, red rooster, Kunstauschen , Forchstrasse 32, Herrliberg, Zurich 2009 - Metamorphoses, Musee de Saint Maur, La Varenne Saint Hilaire 2008 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2008 - The threadneedle figurative prize, Mall galleries, london Live/Performance 2008 - Art Influence, on line magazine and You-tube, online magazine Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Birgit Skjold Prize for Pillowbook for endless nights, V&A Museum, London 2011 - First Prize, Tabernacle Art Prize, MOMA, Wales 2011 - Shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Selfportait competetion, Kings Place Gallery, London 2006 - School of Art Gallery and Museum , Aberystwyth Purchase Prize, UWA, Aberystwyth, Wales 2003 - Presse Papier Award, Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada Publications 2010 - Biting the Bullet , Millenium Gallery 2007 - The weight of smoke