Portrait by John Hicks
Inge Koetzier van Hooff | Visual artist
- Studio address: Nieuwedam 2, 1871 BL, Schoorl (gem. Bergen, Noord Holland) Netherlands
Inge is a Dutch painter, working as a professional visual artist since 2005. In her work she combines her two studies; Utrecht Art School and Cultural Anthropology at the Amsterdam University. Her knowledge and experience in travelling provide the perfect background for the expression of her twin passions; people & art.
Inge is always observing, concentrating on people in their various environments. Mainly interested in differences and similarities between cultures, she sees something remarkable in all people and in every day life.
In her artwork this is represented by painting just the necessary elements, the characteristics, the essential lines. A lot is said by what is not drawn, but left open for interpretation.
Painting in a sober palette and in transparent layers, in combination with the use of wooden panels or old sails as her canvas, is an integral part of Inge’s recognisable style. Her original way of drawing shows as well in her digital work and ink paintings.
After having lived in Spain for 10 years, living a nomadic live with her husband and 3 children, she is currently based in the Netherlands. Now working from her studio in Holland or internationally as an artist in residence.
By exhibiting her artwork, sharing it online and by teaching, Inge inspires people to be curious and creative.
Her work has been acquired by museums and private collections and has been exhibited widely at various art venues and events.