Gas Painting by Hester van Dapperen

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Painting: Oil, Textile, Paint, Fiber on Canvas, Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Wood.

Painting with pigments and Medium: Oil on linen with embroidery/patchwork, on a wooden frame.
Painting of a woman seen from the back, walking in the landscape of Groningen, ( North of the Netherlands) with in the background buildings used for gasextraction.
The towns and villages north of Groningen, where the Dutch gas extraction takes place, suffered already for over more then 1000 earthquakes. The last earthquake according to the KNMI had a power of 3.9 on the Richter scale. The damage is enormous. They expect there will be earthquaques 4 - 5 the Richter scale.
The series of Striped paintings are a mix of stripes mixed with role models and industrial buildings.
Is a reflection of the model life of our inventive but also surrealistic and unpredictable world.
It's the fine line, between belonging to the top or beïng out of demand. In this case the people of Groningen are fighting to lower the amount of gasextraction from the Groninger gasfield.
Materials used are linen, embroidery, oil paint, ink and mixed media.
The picture shows a contemporary fairy tale with the beauty, the ugly, the innocent and the strange. 
Contemporary visual artist Hester van Dapperen likes to use in her paintings the contrast of raw and refined materials, she also experiment with new materials.
The series of paintings with the Title 'Stripes' its is a mixed image story of history and the present time of the Netherlands. The style is Now art, Contemporary art and has components of Pop art.



Hester van Dapperen



Size: 35.4 W x 43.3 H x 1.2 in

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