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Oct 6

ART TALES: Marcelle Hanselaar

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

An exciting opportunity to listen to artist Marcelle Hanselaar Online as she takes us through her drawing, printmaking and painting.

Luisa, Lucy and Frances of London Drawing Group will be welcoming some of their favourite contemporary artists onto the program to discuss their practices, journeys and the unique experience of being an artist.

Each session will be an insight into the working world of a different contemporary artist, whose works range from painting to drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more. With a visual tour of their artwork from the artist themselves and a Q&A with the LDG founders, these sessions are an amazing opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of life in the contemporary art world.

This week we are joined by Marcelle Hanselaar – a prolific and vibrant artist who works across numerous mediums and who, Art Critic Laura Gascoigne states, “…could teach Paula Rego to suck eggs“.

Marcelle will be taking us through her works in painting, print and drawing – how these processes inform one-another alongside her subjects and thrilling scenes. Tutor Frances Stanfield will be hosting the session and the Q&A at the end.

“Both Hanselaar’s paintings and her prints display her delight and fascination with theatrical illusions and although often peppered with a biting sense of humor, the works reveals her own vibrant understanding of human nature, in all its animosity and fragility…

Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1945. As an artist Hanselaar looks for ways to express those illusive questions of who and what we are when the mask is off, and how we appear when the mask is on. The shock effect of her work lies in the contrast of combining her outspoken subject matter with the conventional medium of oil painting or etching.” – Laura Gascoigne.

Before finding her studio and home in London in the 80’s, Hanselaar travelled for many years, exploring Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Living away from the country of her birth has, through her art, bought her closer to Dutch culture. She sees Holland and the UK from an original point of view; looking in from the outside, she is able to perceive and understand their history and people in a particularly sharp and refreshing way.

“My challenge is to make myself and others to reflect, to question and to be made slightly uncomfortable. Female artists have a different voice than male artists and we add a clear, loud voice which for a very long time has been lacking.” – Marcelle Hanselaar


Image credit: “Sleep Well My Pretty”, Marcelle Hanselaar

The zoom link will show in your eventbrite “Online Event Page” 30 minutes before the start time. You will receive more info on how to join the webinar in your booking confirmation.

Everyone is welcome to join this Pay-What-You-Can class. We suggest a donation of £10 all of which will go directly to the artist and LDG host. However, we understand that may not be possible for everybody. Please be honest and pay what you can afford so that we can continue to offer our sessions on a donation basis.

Hope you can join us!



Public collections

British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, London; V& A Prints & Drawings Collection, London; V&A National Art Library, London; Ashmolean Prints & Drawings Collection Museum, Oxford; Whitworth Museum & Art Gallery, Manchester; Fitzwilliam Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, Cambridge; Clifford Chance Art Collection, London; Meermanno Museum, the Hague; The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, London; Richard Harris Collection, US; Swarthmore College, US; Sakimi Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan; Guandong Fine Art Museum, Guandong, China; University of Aberystwyth Print Collection, Wales; Frans Masereel Center, Belgium; New Hall, Cambridge; Clare Hall, Cambridge; Rabo Bank, London; Merrill Lynch, London; AMC, Amsterdam ; Amsterdam Arts Council; Kunstcollectie Gemeente Haaksbergen; Risk Publications, London; Mitsukoshi Ltd., London; Paintings in Hospitals, London; University of Arizona, Tucson, US; Iraq National Library, Baghdad, Iraq

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