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Contemporary visual Artist

Contemporary visual Artist

In my visual work, I am fascinated by the human in motion – my reflection of contemporary reality. 
I work in concepts; a clear idea is the essential foundation of my work.

I will often work with a concept for a period of many years, during which other nuances constantly emerge. My desire is always to go deeper than the visual image, the surface. My goal is to make the underlying more visible, and this goal places great importance on material used:

Making my own paint from original pigments can surprise with deep and vibrant tones.
The carrier is sometimes transparent. This creates depth, resulting in shadows.
I often work with textile additions such as patchwork, embroidery, holes and stitching.
I developed a fascination for textiles and ways of working with them as a fashion designer with Ollily and as a concept designer at Mexx before I became a visual artist.

The great metropolitan area of Amsterdam is the main source of my inspiration and my paintings often have a hidden social message. I want my work to be a source of discovery with the viewer finding more and more aspects that reveal themselves.


Art Route in the historic town of Buren, the Netherlands, 30 May / 2 June 2019, 12 – 17 hrs.

  • Transparent paintings by Hester van Dapperen can be seen in the Marechaussee Museum.
  • Work of 25 Artists can be seen in The Synagogue, Atelier Raimonda, National Monument from 1633, the Former Regional Archive, the St. Lambertus Church and the Prince of Orange Windmill. Paintings, jewelry, sculptures, installations, ceramics, porcelain & felt, mixed media and photography.

The Atelier in Amsterdam is regularly open on Sundays.

  • for an impression of the paintings, visit the studio at Zeeburgerdijk 379, Amsterdam. Or call for a (non-binding) studio visit by appointment GSM: + 31 6 123 64 341