With a technical background in fashion drawing and advertisement illustrations, a study at the Amsterdam Institute for Painting (het Amsterdams Instituut voor Schilderkunst), several masterclasses and a lot of experimentation, Henny Van Setten has built up an impressive oeuvre over the years. She participated in many exhibitions in numerous Galleries. Also, her work can be found in private and public collections in her home country and abroad. She was nominated for- and received several awards (including: International exhibition Le Puy). One can find many publications about her. The Dutch magazine “Styles in painting” (Stijlen in Schilderkunst) praised her curriculum. Nowadays, Henny lives and works in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.
Take a blank canvas, measure a lot of lines and experiment using a paintbrush, acrylic paint and a great variation of mixed colors. Within each color there can be found different forces which causes a certain intensity, complexity and strength when it is applied on the canvas in the right way. All these different effects can be used in layers which, if placed in the right order, leads to the desired final result. So, this technique is used on various new paintings, color in lines over lines in layers over layers.
“Usually I make abstracts but ‘Linealism’ has become a new challenge; figuration depicted in lines. Lines and colors together are clearly linked, providing an unimaginable number of possibilities during the process. Stagnation means decline; so, I’m always searching for new challenges to find the ultimate. Reach your goal and move on….”.
“With glass, I can make everything I want”. It begins with an idea and a sketch. Than the image becomes an object, it grows and it gets build. It’s a long process building the object. It starts with measuring, cutting, fitting, measuring, cutting, fitting, soldering, etc. It’s all about millimeters. Also important is a balance, literally and figurative speaking. Think and think ahead. It’s also very important to think about construction. If done correctly, glass is not as vulnerable as you may think.