Marcelle Hanselaar Drawings: Installation Images

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Marcelle’s Hanselaar’s first solo exhibition of drawings,

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featuring over 30 new works-

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“Although I have made drawings all my life, they were either a sort of private note-taking

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or were used as sketches

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for ideas for subsequent paintings or etchings. 

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Recently, my dealer Julian Page suggested that I make some drawings for a show he had in mind.

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After overcoming my initial reluctance, to my surprise and delight it was as if a floodgate had opened.

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Between April and August 2016 I made 70 drawings, all of them pencil and oil washes on gesso ground board.

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The odd sizes of the boards were part of the challenge, the size of the surface determined which kind of composition would work.

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I wanted my drawings to be unglazed so that you would get the same immediacy as with paintings.

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These drawings, although pencil is their main medium, show a cross pollination of my painting and etching practices through the use of loose colour washes and by scraping in highlights.

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I mostly draw late at night, in the solitude of darkness; then in daytime I will have a look, add colour washes and work them some more.

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The newness of the medium for me and the natural fluency of a pencil line has deeply stimulated my imagination and evoked many new subject matters.

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From unsettling and sometimes surreal portraiture to narrative, dreamlike, slightly absurd scenes, these drawings all share a deep empathy with the human condition, both as individuals and with the situations we create.” Marcelle Hanselaar, 18 August 2016

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Images courtesy Danny Loo www.dannyloophotography.com @Danny_Loo

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