Q: If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
Definitely Charles Bukowski. I love his work and am intrigued by his personality.
Q: Would you want to know the future? Why/why not?
No, because I don’t believe it is already written.
Q: What song has a personal meaning to you and why?
This must be the place- Talking Heads. Because it’s true.
Lisette van Hoogenhuyze explores the inevitable and endless amalgamation of different cultures in the language of painting. The inspiration for her work comes from the different journeys she makes and has made in the past, as well as the enervating encounters that go with them. Lisette tries to capture these experiences with humour and sincerity. Mostly this is expressed in a visual language that addresses the ‘sun tanning culture’ that is derived from several scenes on and around the beach.
This research has developed into an attraction for the ‘beach blanket imagery’. The colourful striped patterns and beachwear motifs that constantly return in this so called ‘sun tanning culture’ form a universal image that presents a positive experience of reality. In her work Lisette seeks for a comparable form where the association with this carefree and unconcerned attitude to life emerges. By doing this she plays with this imagery and places it into perspective.
Lisette lives and works in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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