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The invisible wall

  • This four tych takes part in art-exchange and art-rental afternoon of 'Kunst op de Klapstoel' on 15 March 2020. Zamenhofstraat 150, 1022 AG Amsterdam. Register at
  • The paintings with profiles are 1 x 1 meter, the four-panel is 2 x 2 meter. Oil paint and pigments on linen.
  • Frederike de Voogt of 'Kunst op de klapstoel' writes the following: The paintings can be single, with two or even all four together! Wow. If you rent it, then you really have a different house for the next three months. Sturdy work of a fashion maker. This is sturdy work with thick layers of live paint, in which her history as a fashion maker can also be seen. The heads are framed by embroidery’s. Hester also makes beautiful work on transparent fabric. Behind which the underlying layer hints. And recently I also saw completely new work in her studio. Layers of paint, text, light spots as water droplets. And if you turn the lights off in the evening. Then a few of those circles glow. Wonderful work to disappear into. It is actually finished, but she still needs time to "look it up" to make sure it is ready. She is probably just not back in time from Portugal to talk about her work on 15 March. But then you have to come in on a Sunday in her studio at Zeeburgerdijk 379 in Amsterdam. Or call her for a (non-binding) visit in her studio.

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 “.