Chantal van Houten

Chantal van Houten

Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid holland , Netherlands

About Chantal van Houten

I was born in 1979 in the Netherlands. In 2005 I finished the academy of media and art in Amsterdam and worked several years as a graphic designer. Art is for me is bringing emotion, I love it when a painting really get's to you, gives you a little tickling. The image is leading to imagination and suggestion and comes alive for the person who looks at it. I get my inspiration from people, peoples behavior, emotional expressions is for me a recurring theme in my work. With my paintings primarily figurative I want the viewer to experience different emotions. To let people get closer to their emotions and rethink situations. Characteristic about my work is that the portraits look like they don’t have much expression in their faces but at the same time they are very expressive the importance lays beneath the non expression and it gives you some kind of emotional experience at least that’s the intention of my work. I believe it mandates people to look further and think harder and gets them on a higher emotional level.


***MEMBER OF THE SINT LUCAS ART SOCIETY AMSTERDAM SINCE 2018  https://kunstenaarsverenigingsintlucas.nl ***

Education

Academy of media and art

Events

2019 15/07-15/09 Lang Leve Rembrandt- Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Exhibitions

2019 15/07-15/09 Lang Leve Rembrandt- Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
2019:GROUP EXHIBITION ST LUCAS ART SOCIETY AMSTERDAM
2018: MANIFEST DESTINY ART GALLERY
BARCELONA "THE MASKS WE WEAR" EXHIBITION
2018 group exhibition "Around the world in 7 days" exhibition by gallery Great Banyan Art in Calcutta at The Loft gallery
2018 Art Singel 100 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017 Den Gallery, Kuwait city, Kuwait
2017 Kunstmuseum Direktorenhaus Berlijn, Germany
2017 Kunst 2001 gallerie, Hoofddorp, Netherlands
2017 Kunsthaar gallerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016 Linus Gallery -California USA Online expositie
2016 -Great Banyan Art gallery- New Delhi India- group exhibition:
Tales of Art exhibition
2015 Art Fusion Amsterdam Netherlands
2015 Amsterdam Art Fair Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 The Carlos Reid Gallery, USA
2015 The Road Gallery, NEW YORK, USA Guest artist
2015 PAKS Gallery castle Hubertendorf Austria - group exhibition
2015 Het Regthuys Nieuwkoop, Netherland - group exhibition
2015 KNSM 301 Amsterdam Netherlands - group exhibition
2015 Marzia Frozen Gallery Berlin, Germany - group exhibition
2014 De Doorloop in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands - group exhibition
2014 Montmartre in Amsterdam Netherlands - group exhibition
2014 Artfair Almere, Netherlands
2014 Rembrandt Art fair Amsterdam Netherlands