Marathon, on transparent

  • The Marathon is a double-layer transparent painting on a hardwood frame. The painting is made with oil paint, silver thread embroidery and mother-of-pearl buttons. On the top layer you see the two fastest female runners in the Amsterdam Marathon. Every year they run past the studio of visual artist Hester van Dapperen. The mix of fragile and industrial materials emphasizes the contrast of the vulnerable creatures running around in the vast industrial urban environment in search of their natural habitat.
  • 150 x 105 cm
  • Available in studio

Gas

  • Medium: Oil on linen.
  • 90 x 110 cm
  • Available. Painting of a woman seen from the back, walking in the landscape of Groningen, in the background the gaswinnig near Loppersum, The Netherlands. The towns and villages in the north of Groningen near the Dutch gas extraction, suffer from an increasing number of earthquakes. The houses and buildings are cracking and falling apart. This painting is made in 2013

Berlin Blues, the Wall

  • This painting ‘Berlin Blues, the Wall' is telling a contemporary story of a walking woman with a child on her arm. Where is she coming from? Did she walk through the wall? The inspiration of this painting is the city of Berlin. Building walls is still an actual theme today.  The paintings of Hester van Dapperen often have an underlying current topic. Several aspects can reveal themselves to the spectator. 
Used materials are oil paint and pigments on linen
  • 70 x 100 cm
  • Available

In Motion

  • Acrylic on double layered transparent surface
  • 180 x 105 cm
  • available

Code Red

  • Acrylic paint, pigments and embroidery on linen
  • 30 x 40 cm
  • Available

            

Study for ‘Und Dich’

  • Mixed media painting with pigments and embroidery. This painting ‘Und Dich’ is telling a contemporary fairytale about global warming. Ballet girls are dancing in the polluted air of the factory’s behind them.
  • 35 x 50 cm
  • Avialable