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Gold Red

  • Colourfield painting with the title Gold Red, oil, pigments, collage with embroidery's on linen
  • 60 x 40 cm
  • Available


Paintings, contemporary art

Hester van Dapperen is a productive, versatile Dutch contemporary artist from Amsterdam. Her main focus lies with modern art painting. In this section the focus lies on her contemporary art paintings of the past five years in which she developed a more abstract style, although people still are the main subject in her work, rich colourfields and more conceptual minimal art paintings take a promenent place in her work. We present her work within the categories she named them:
Transparents, Stitches, Profiles, Cuts, News, Leaves.


“Fabric and colour are my tools, in visual, contemporary art and in fashion. My experience is that they enrich each other. With painting it is my desire to go deeper than just the image. I want to show the subliminal part as well. The image becomes secondary to the fabric and the paint. I am not interested in the image but in the impact of the painting. The work is a reflection of reality, in such a manner that it makes you wonder, where you are looking at.”

The Wall chosen as main article in Saatchi newsletter this week

We were happily surprised to receive the following email:

Dear Fabulous Saatchi Online Artist,

I just wanted to inform you that you are currently being featured in our Newsletter, sent out today, March 22nd. Here is a direct link to the newsletter:

In our Newsletter, twice a week, we showcase a variety of strong works being submitted to the site and were impressed with your work.

Main artwork in Saatchi newsletter


  • Oil, pigments and embroidery on linen
  • 180 x 131 x 4,5 cm
  • Available

Larger than life

  • Acrylic on double layered transparent nylon
  • 60 x 40 cm
  • In private collection Heemstede


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  • Exhibitions

    Studio Zeeburgerdijk

    • Atelier Hester van Dapperen
    • Most sunday afternoons I work in my studio and you are welcome, GSM +31 6 12364341, During the week open on appointment.
    • Zeeburgerdijk 379 Amsterdam

    Exhibition embroidered Paintings at ‘Le Marais Deux’, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    • 6 March 2017 - 28 May 2017
    • Maastrichter Heidenstraat 6-8, 6211 HV Maastricht, The Netherlands, , 06-50635579, Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10-18 h, Sunday 11-17 h

    Contemporary visual Artist

    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 “.