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White sisters

  • Acrylic and pigments on transparent 
(double layer)
  • 155 x 55 cm
  • In private collection, Kenilworth, Illinois USA

The Show

  • Painting on linen, with pigments, acrylic paint and medium, a group of balley girls are dancing, the backgound is made of semi-transparent layers in various light colours.
  • 150 x 80 cm
  • In private collection, Hilversum, The Netherlands, painted in commission.

Transparent Living

  • Transparent painting in two layers, with acrylic and medium, a family, father, mother and two children are walking, behind them are some typical Dutch houses visible.
  • 70 x 45 cm
  • In corporate collection, painted in commission

Transparent City

  • Double layered transparent painting, behind dancers are buildings visible. In one of the dresses is the Dutch word 'transparant' visible.
  • 70 x 40 cm
  • In corporate collection, painted in commission

Transparent House

  • People or figures are walking or moving, there are houses visible in the back. The painting consists of two transparent layers.
  • 70 x 40 cm
  • In corporate collection, painted in commission


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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 “.