Daphne Verheijke

Skin hunger -Huidhonger

Material: egg tempera, oil on canvas
Size: 200 x 150 cm

The painting with the title skin hunger originated is the time of the pandemic, the word skin hunger had become a concept and got an extra dimension for everyone The lack of touching, cuddling, being close was suddenly very visible, visibly important, clearly essential and vital. In this painting I have used myself as a muse, the source of inspiration for the emotional landscape, my stalled relationship, my difficult past, the struggle and resistance against it, but also dare to surrender yourself to it. The beautiful title falling is flying emphasizes my feeling that the emotions can really take you away, great loss makes you feel lost but daring to be vulnerable is a strength, accepting the loss, the lack and finally being able to move on. That emotions are also a part of life, emotions for which there is often no place in this society.
Education I graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the direction of free graphics, painting and drawing The last year of the academy, the 5th year we got a studio where painting was raised to a higher level by very good and personal guidanceAfter my studies at the Rietveld Academy, many exhibitions and dozens of purchases followed over the years by individuals, companies, art institutions and collectors. Since 2014, my paintings are mainly purchased by collectors from abroad, mainly to America, including New York, but also Switzerland and London, paintings have recently been purchased, this goes through the online gallery Saatchi Art in America https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/651579 Since 2018, my paintings have been sold online by online gallery Singulart, mainly within Europe, Germany and recently Italy https://www.singulart.com/nl/artist/daphne-verheijke-2623 I have been invited to exhibit in a gallery in Madrid and to participate for next April 2022 for a special exhibition in Venice, the exhibition Personal Structures during the Venice Biennale Within my paintings, oeuvre is often abstract, warm colors in which even the cold colors seem warm, I work with homemade tempera and oil paint, now also with beeswax and various techniques In addition to my abstract paintings, I also create very emotional paintings, these are a mix of abstraction and an emotional representation, there is a form of figuration, these can also be found in my drawings . My great sources of inspiration are nature, travel, ancient cultures, emotions, deep feelings, current events For me it's about being able to display depth and intensity, pursuing my own style and that it touches me Big examples for me are Marlen Dumas, Bill Viola, Frank Bowling, Mark Bradford Daphne was awarded an award for her oeuvre and was compared by a professional jury with the famous painter Monet. A quote from the jury report: A painter in heart and soul who searches for solutions while painting and who paints while searching. The paint is sculpted and often only mixed on the canvas, in which a balance and color depth, emotion, structure and layering are sought, which should lead to a unity in the final result.


  • Publiek ronde from 29-09-2021 00:00 till 30-11-2021 22:00
  • Jury ronde from 30-09-2021 00:00 till 31-10-2021 23:00

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