Title: Expressus Polystichum
Collection: Botanicus II
62Hx48Wx2.5Dcm / 25Hx19Wx1D’’
Marianne Hendriks shares her wonderment of nature in a painting practice highly informed by her background in architecture and design. With each distillation of a leaf into a simple abstraction, Marianne attempts to make sense of the world by categorically manipulating geometry and form. Her oil paintings possess a rhythmic quality, created by the repetition of pattern and texture, and seek out balance between realism and highly stylised expression.
Marianne returned to the Netherlands after graduating with a BA in Architecture & Spatial Design with Honors at Central St. Martins, London, England. Her works have been exhibited in Amsterdam, New York, London, and Italy, including The Other Art Fair London and Brooklyn. Marianne's paintings have been featured in various publications, including Vogue Living NL, and her work was selected for special projects with Sheraton and Eden Roc Hotel.
Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Vice President of Art Advisory at Saatchi Art.
Marianne Hendriks’s subject is nature, its design and construction. Marianne simplifies plants and leaves by deconstructing and redesigning to balance structure and symmetry and create optical illusive effects. Influences include architecture and art history.
The collection is portraits of plants and leaves which capture a mood and moment. The work is exploratory and experimental and driven by playfulness, curiosity. Trial and error is part of the work to create tension and balance.
Marianne Hendriks’s approach is with an entrepreneurial mindset and with a great ambition to achieve the highest quality and preservation. She continues to educate herself in mastering the skills of the old dutch masters’ techniques, reproducing masterpieces to learn techniques from and studying art history. She considers herself an educated artist ‘Pictor Doctus’, with a wide range of professional accomplishments and experiences in technical drawing, graphic design and art direction - production - management.
Marianne Hendriks’s work is all designed and crafted in her studio and wood workshop. The inhouse production started with the desire to achieve aesthetic features and to design technical aspects that become features of the presentation. The process of designing and adjusting technical elements from the drawing board to building in the workshop is part of how Marianne works. Designing and building panels, canvasses, frames for the paintings, shipping crates to building storage and presentation furniture and custom made tools.
Marianne Hendriks’s work is influenced by the works of art in the movement of Japonism and Wabi Sabi philosophy. Artists of this movement such as Georgia O’Keefe and Van Gogh are a great inspiration to the Botanicus Collection.
Her studies in architecture and design have been influenced by nature, The Botanicus collection is inspired by the design approach and transferring this into fine art.
The painting techniques of the 17th Dutch Masters in contemporary context is what Marianne also likes to challenge her work in.
Marianne Hendriks is represented by over fifty clients worldwide. Collaborating on high end profile and very diverse projects. She exhibits worldwide including New York, London, Amsterdam, Portugal, Italy. Has been praised by the New York Times Newspaper and featured in Vogue Living NL and Egoista Magazine. She is part of several important collections including the Soho House collection. Main representatives are Saatchi, Amar Gallery and The Other Art Fair.
Marianne Hendriks graduated from St.Martins Foundation in Art & design and a BA in Architecture and spatial design London. St. Martins is known for it’s work ethic, approach and conceptual thinking in multidisciplinary studies and technical exploration. Marianne’s approach in her work ethic aspires to continue in this discipline of expanding and developing her work. Since graduating, she has been furthering her repertoire experience in working in diverse functions in the creative industry, expanding her know-how and collaborations.
Now she continues to study and recreate old masterpieces at Atelier Wildschut in the tradition of trompe l'oeil and Faux Art alongside her career to enhance skills and expand her knowledge.
Mariannne Hendriks possesses her own library of technical, historical, biography and botanical books that is constantly expanding.
Marianne Hendriks is globally represented by Amar Gallery based in London, global Saatchi Art, curator Kate Bryan - Soho House Collection, The Other Art Fair, This Art Fair, curator Lee Sharrock and many more.
New York Times: ’Enticing botanical paintings’ Brooks S. Mason’.
Marianne Hendriks uses high-quality medium oil pigment paint applied in alla prima technique. The surface is made by the artist out of birch panel - cradled and sized on both sides to guarantee a stable carrier. She chose to work with oil paint as it is translucent and has the highest pigment concentration to create depthful, vibrant and detailed works of art.
The surface of the wood panel is made out of birch and cradled, sized with gesso on both sides to stabilize. The construction is light and works of art can be as large as 1.5 meters / 59 Inch / 49 Foot. The weight of the painting is min 700gr/ 1.5 pounds and heaviest 2kg/ 4.4 pounds including frame. These are standard weights for painting these sizes and are suitable for standard walls. The reverse of the painting is sealed with frame tape to prevent dirt getting stuck in the ridges.
All paintings have labels on the reverse side with the painting’s title, collection title, artist name and contact details. Each painting is numbered with a unique code stamp and recorded in the artist ledger by the artist with sales records to ensure collectors of authenticity and provenance. The paintings are scanned in high resolution and are also recorded in the ledger. The artist has not signed the work. Sales records are kept private and are never misused or shared by the artist and representatives.
The paintings come with frames made out of untreated hardwood in a box-frame style, constructed and designed by the artist. The style of frame is elegant, slender and natural and suits contemporary interiors of diverse styles. Hanging system is included, one top central shark teeth system (attached).
The studio / atelier is environmentally conscious and is as sustainable as possible and aims to always improve . There are no chemicals used and only natural cleaning products. Packaging for shipments are completely recyclable and biodegradable. The Studio also has a wood workshop where panels, canvasses, frames and crates are
built by the artist to guarantee the highest quality and most sustainable production possible.
The shipment crate is custom made for each painting by the artist to guarantee safe transport and storage. All materials are natural, biodegradable and recyclable.
Combining artwork of the Botanicus Collection is popular with collectors. Juxtaposing works is a great way to create comparative contrasts for the spectator. The small works are also often added to existing collections of diverse styles that also have the effect of artworks being in conversation with one another.
The art work is style is constructive and rhythmic and has subtle op art effects and creates a strong statement and yet has very calming effects. The art work suits also very clean and modern large spaces.
All art works by Marianne Hendriks are available for non-exclusive licence agreements. All paintings are professionally scanned by a fine art 3D scanner to provide the best quality reproduction possibilities. Please get in touch with the Saatchi team with any enquiries.
Netherlands - Amsterdam - +31 (0)6 410 23 678 - email@example.com - www.mariannehendriks.com - @mariannehendriksart
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