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Anneke Elhorst

Anneke Elhorst (1950) paints large-scale still lifes. She trained at the Ruudt Wackers Academy in Amsterdam and has exhibited at various galleries in the Netherlands since 2001. Her work is already in many private and corporate collections.

 

Anneke Elhorst (1950) paints large-scale still lifes. She trained at the Ruudt Wackers Academy in Amsterdam and has exhibited at various galleries in the Netherlands since 2001. Her work is already in many private and corporate collections. Anneke finds her inspiration in reality, in everyday objects. They are balanced compositions with often a surprising element: for example the use of an unexpected angle, a perspective that deviates from tradition. The painted objects are greatly enlarged, which is not expected either. At first glance, her work appears to be pure fine painting, but the compositions are composed of fairly coarse brushstrokes. She paints classic motifs in a personal way. The objects are enveloped in a diffused soft light, which gives the still lifes a poetic atmosphere. The color is calm and restrained. Anneke’s paintings radiate silence. The sober backgrounds are made up of subtle colors and light and shadow effect. The absence of diagonals is characteristic of her compositions. Although all attention is paid to the depicted objects, they are only a reason for her to paint. In recent years she has also been increasingly challenged to paint landscapes. Whatever subject she chooses for Anneke is the creative process, the painting itself, the most important. Atmosphere, form, composition, rhythm, color, light and shadow form the real essence of her painting.

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