Ellen van der Wiel

Ellen van der Wiel

Brummen, Gelderland, Netherlands

About Ellen van der Wiel

New abstract felt art > Feltgood by Ellen van der Wiel is an innovative, modern and colourful art line made with felts from merino wool, manufactured by the artist herself.
'The finished product is so smooth and compact people sometimes think it has been made in a factory, which I regard as a compliment.' Often mixed with other organic materials –silk, flax, bamboo- the result is striking. She is inspired by Bauhaus, Rothko, Japanese design and Dutch modernism. Lines, rhythms and intriguing colour transitions are important elements in her work. ‘These are part of my signature as an artist. The miraculous felting process allows me to ‘paint’ with wool and silk, and work in layers. Felt can also be cut into strips, moved around to form a new rhythm and sewn back together. The result, my design, is art you can feel.’

Her felt art panels are also suitable to be installed to improve the acoustics in larger spaces. Felt by its very nature has an acoustical effect. This can be enhanced by adding another layer of sound absorbing material to the back of the felt painting It fits in well with the current trend using hard materials for floors and walls in homes, offices and public spaces. 'If there is a need, my felt paintings can be made to measure and can provide esthetics as well as improving acoustics.'

Ellen van der Wiel (The Hague NL,1960) studied (among other things) at the renowned Rietveld Art Academy and the styling Academy Artemis, both in Amsterdam, NL. She worked as a costume designer for film and tv, also as an interior stylist for the Hema retail chain, known for its design. In 2008 she established herself as an independent artist, producing her own work and commissioned art.

For further information: http://www.feltgood.nl/en/

Education

First degree teacher training drawing- Academy for visual arts Amersfoort, NL
Fashion design - St Joost Academy Breda NL
Theatre design - University of Wisconsin Parkside, Wisc. USA
Theatre design - Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam NL
Interior-styling - Artemis Academy Amsterdam NL
Graphic design- photoshop, indesign en illustrator - Multimedialab Amsterdam NL
Intuitive color development - Carly Color Trainings Driebergen NL
Numerous additional training on the technics of felting and drawing

Events

2018 Masterly The Hague - The Hague NL

2017
Masterly/Salone del Mobile - Milan, Italy
R’dam Art Fair - Rotterdam NL

2016
Viltexpo - Arnhem NL

2015
Meesterlijk- Amsterdam NL
Vilt Expo - Arnhem NL

2014
Design District - Zaanstad NL

Exhibitions

2019

Exhibition gallery Marspoort Zutphen NL
Essentie 4 kwadraat Utrecht NL
Untitled New Year gallery Bos Fine Art The Hague NL

2018

TZT special gallery Bos Fine Art The Hague NL
TZT 027 gallery Bos Fine Art The Hague NL
Pop up gallery Portofino gallery Bos Fine Art New York USA
Untited TZT gallery Bos Fine Art The Hague NL
Exhibition gallery Grooots Heusden Vesting NL

2017
Essentie III - Den Helder NL
Zomerexpo - Museum de Fundatie
Essentie II -Heusden Vesting NL
Essentie I - Utrecht NL

2016
Gallery Grooots - Heusden Vesting NL
Contemporary Art Fair - Rotterdam NL
Nationale kunstdagen - Rotterdam NL

2015
Gallery Grooots - Heusden Vesting NL
Ziel en Zaagsel - Zutphen NL

2014
Studio 40- The Hague NL
Gallery Deining - The Hague NL
Art Zaanstad - Zaanstad NL

2012 - 2013
Gallery Deining - The Hague NL