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  • Last month of the year

    20, December 2014

    Like a lot of people I am oscillating between a certain melancholy that the shortening of days brings and the festive mood of the last month of the year. Now is the time to gather our friends around to eat and drink with while sharing ideas and fantasies about anything under the grey skies. Perhaps more then ever we...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker
  • For a rainy day

    15, October 2014

    Installation shot of the gallery owner Dirk Vonckx and the artist at the preview of my painting show The Wondrous World of an Introvert. This show is beautifully presented in a very sparse way, only 2 or 3 paintings per room, the result is that my work looked like even I had never seen it before. Very lively responses...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker
  • Wondrous world of…

    15, September 2014

    Force them to understand that they are living in an unsettling world, a world that is not re-assuring- a world that isn’t what they think it is. I love this text, it expresses exactly why I am doing what I do. And to give you some idea how these things that I do look like here is...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker
  • Summer treats

    15, July 2014

    Several exciting things have been happening; At the International Print Biennial my series of prints White collar black man won the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Printmaking Today Prize. In addition to their generous acquisition Clifford Chance has offered me an exhibition later this year in their London HQ. Recently the Museum Meermanno,...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker
  • June is for prints

    15, June 2014

    In contrast to last month’s show in St Ives which was strong on painting June seems to be a month for showing prints. First to open will be RA Summer show where Child Soldier 2, with red jacket has been selected.Two other Child soldier prints, 1 and 3 can be seen in the North Lincolnshire Print Open. The Printroom...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker
  • Spring in your step

    15, March 2014

    My favourite season has started and I am bubbling with energy and ideas. Lots of things are happening: inspired by a 17 C grisailles painting I have been experimenting with grey grounds myself, the result are strange, ghostlike paintings which are really intriguing, a selection of them will be included in my forthcoming show Open Secrets at the Millennium...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker
  • New year

    1, January 2014

    The new year has started as the old one ended, with bits and pieces. I have been concocting an altered book Displaced for the Wiener Book Art Competition and finished a plate the Booksellers daughter for Absence & Presence, a print maker’s response to the Al Mutanabi street bombing. Presently it looks like it that the Booksellers daughter is...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker
  • Beginnings

    1, September 2013

    Threadneedle and Multiplied Julian Page has asked me to make some new prints for Multiplied and I have been playing around with the image of Child soldiers. I had already made several paintings on this subject for my recent solo show at Kings Place gallery and i wanted to try them in etching too. Till now I have etched...

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    Marcelle Hanselaar - Artist Painter & Printmaker