Romee van Oers makes paintings with forms that seem to want to move together, attract, or repel. It’s this dynamic that Romee explores in the arrangements she makes and studies. Here, as materials overlap, fold and bend, new relations between the emerging shapes are laid bare. These are transferred to canvas in a direct and spontaneous manner.
As an abstract painter, Ine Vermee can be associated with the abstract geometric and minimalist art originating in the 1950s and ’60s. Over the past few decades, she has consistently and intently worked on researching white painterly fields in relation to their surroundings.
The symbolic value we attach to plants might be as old as humanity itself. Red roses represent love, ferns represent sincerity, ivy represents faithfulness. For a long time, Anne Geene has been collecting plants growing in notable places and taking pictures of plants belonging to famous people.
Eventually, the entire oeuvre of Loek Grootjans (born 1955, Arnemuiden, NL) will be transferred to the Storage for Distorted Matter. This is one of his long-running projects. Everything left behind by the artist, both mentally and physically, is to be incorporated in this project. Not only his art, but everything related to the artist and his world, is stored, registered, and archived.
Art manifestation h3h biennial Oosterhout (3rd June – 16th July 2023) will pay homage to the documentary photographer and photojournalist Piet den Blanken (Wijbosch, 1951 – Guatemala City, 2022). An inveterate traveller, Den Blanken took photographs across the globe, focusing on the theme of social injustice.
A picture is worth a thousand words, or so the saying goes. But the new campaign visual for the h3h biennial comprises a single word and a gamut spanning hundreds of colours! Berry van Gerwen, the graphic designer for the h3h biennial, is returning to oversee the design of all our communication material.
The work of Lisette de Greeuw (1990) is ensconced in and intertwined with language. She uses transformation as a method and translation as a material. She’s developed a lexicon based on embroidery patterns with markings referring to colours in order to create a picture. This puts the viewer at a distance, while the drawings also serve as a “tool allowing access to the actual work”.
Wessel Verrijt (born 1992, Lierop, NL) makes sculptures, architectural vehicles brought to life during performances like characters, or, as he prefers to describe them, like “hybrid entities”. Verrijt’s work originates from found materials. He reassembles collected pieces into new shapes that still carry traces of their background and history.
JCJ Vanderheyden (’s-Hertogenbosch, 1928-2012) made abstract paintings until the late 1960s. He then took a ten-year break from painting, which he devoted to audio and video experimentation and research of abstract notions like time, light and space in chambers he had constructed himself.
David Claerbout is one of the most innovative and lauded artists working with moving images. His oeuvre exists at the intersection between photography, video, 3D and new media. Though trained as a painter, he became increasingly interested in time as he studied the nature of photography and film.
Delphine Courtillot (Paris, 1972) studied painting and photography at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris. In 2015 she discovered ceramics and fell in love with the medium’s possibilities and features. Her artistic approach is grounded in an attempt to connect with the very distant past of humanity.
Curators Hendrik Driessen (former director of Museum De Pont Tilburg) and Rebecca Nelemans (independent curator) have invited 24 artists from the Netherlands and abroad to exhibit new and existing work, inspired by the unique location’s rich historical and spiritual traditions.
For Elise ‘t Hart (1991), raised in a family of musicians, the importance and presence of music and sound is self-evident. Both during preliminary training at Codarts Rotterdam Conservatory and at the Hogeschool voor de kunsten in Utrecht, she developed into a sound artist who combines music, sound and visual art.
The third edition of this biennial will take place under the new name h3h biennial from June 3 to July 16, 2023. The title this time is Faith, one of the three Christian virtues featured in this series. Curators Hendrik Driessen and Rebecca Nelemans are once again shaping this art tour. The selection of approximately 25 artists will be announced in the coming months.
Curators Hendrik Driessen and Rebecca Nelemans give their artistic vision on the theme of Faith. Already during the previous edition of the biennial, they discussed the theme of Faith within the team. They quickly arrived at the original meaning of the term, that of trust and conviction.
With its long name, the “Biënnale Kunst in de Heilige Driehoek” (or the Biennial for Art in the Heilige Driehoek) has increasingly become shortened to “Oosterhout Biennial”. Still, the cultural heritage of the Holy Triangle plays such a key part in the art route we organise once every two years that we feel compelled to incorporate it in our name and logo.