ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hanneke van Ryswyk is a Welsh-Dutch visual artist living on the Wexford coast.
Hanneke paints the natural world, its vulnerability, beauty, and the effects of extreme weather on land and sea. She paints imagined lands and seas, with an abstracted aesthetic and sensitivity, working in a series of layers responding to each as they evolve.
Van Ryswyk has held six Irish solo exhibitions since moving to Ireland in 2011 and has been selected to exhibit in the UK, Australia and nationally at The RHA, Dublin, VISUAL Carlow, The Model, Sligo, The Lavit Gallery, Cork and at Wexford County Council.
She has been awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Kultivera, Tranås, Sweden and has been awarded Visual Arts Bursaries by ArtLinks in 2014 and 2019. Her work can be found in the Office of Public Works and Wexford County Council collections.
Her solo exhibition 'Residues of Time' was reviewed by the Sunday Times arts critic John P. O'Sullivan.
“These small, mysterious, and alluring paintings are abstract explorations of the effect of weather and climate change on the surface of the earth. The chilly images are more icescapes than landscapes. The frozen world she invokes has a post-apocalyptic feel to it. Icy shapes writhe like monsters enveloping the blasted land. The amorphous shifting terrain shows no signs of human involvement.”
John P. O’Sullivan, © The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine - Irish Edition.
May 11th 2014. [p. 29]