Contemporary visual Artist

About the artist

Contemporary visual artist Hester van Dapperen is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Currently looking for exhibition opportunities in foreign countries. Interested in finding representatives in the US, Latin-America, Asia and Europe.

ABOUT the artist her work

Hester van Dapperen explores new ways. She paints persons in motion on a background of modern life. The paintings are often on a transparent carrier, most with textile insertions.
She finds her inspiration in the urban environment of the metropolitan area. 
The paintings often have a subliminal contemporary social message. 
Several aspects can reveal themselves to the spectator.

It began with the completion of the fashion Academy in Amsterdam and designing for well-known clothing brands like Oilily and Mexx. However her passion for painting and making objects made sure that Hester is now an established visual artist.
She was selected for the master class of the well-known German artist Jorg Immendorff. Hester works in concepts, with a clear idea, the human in motion. She also wants to make the importance of the used material visible, such as with the transparent paintings in layers.
Her paintings are regularly exhibited and also collected abroad; Her work regularly gets a central place at the international (US) artsite
It is possible to visit her studio in Amsterdam, on appointment.


“In my paintings I am fascinated by the human in motion. I often work for years with a concept; in wich new nuances arise.
The role of the material used is also important:
-My favourite carrier is transparent. It creates an effect of fragility, depth and shadows.
-I like to use textile additions like patchwork, holes, cuts and sutures, embroidery, or mother of Pearl buttons.
-The use of pigments. By making paint with pigments, the tone can be surprisingly deeper, more shiny or matt.
As I was a fashion designer before being a contemporay artist, many of my paintings have traces of fashion and textile additions “.

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  1. Lady Hester;

    Along with greet congratulate you for your artwork, I was impressed and I can not help asombrame for their creativity and humanistic message.

    I’m Chilean citizen of the world but, excuse my English is thank goodness for google translator, but beyond these limitations can think that art has its own alphabet and its invisible blackboard. where people like you can teach us to admire the beauty of art.

    Congratulations, and with the fire of my fraternity will then send smoke signals from the Finis Terrae.


    Artist in progress for a better world.

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