Cécile van Hanja was born in Corsica (1964). She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) in 1993. She currently lives and works in Haarlem (the Netherlands). In 2005 she was selected by the La Napoule Art Foundation for a artist in residence at the Château La Napoule, France.
“In my paintings, the images of modern architecture are based on a rhythmic pattern of vertical and horizontal in which a multi-colored labyrinth of spaces and looks is created. Transparent walls and floors with reflections on opposite walls provide no basis, perspective lines and vanishing points, as rational landmarks lead to an irrational and intuitive way of thinking. The transparent layered structure of the paint intensifies the depth. “
Jeroen van der Beek was born and lives in the Netherlands. He graduated from the Minerva Academie (Groningen) in 1985. The same year, he was chosen for the royal exhibition of art of painting in the palace of Amsterdam. In 1986, he obtained a grant from the government. After setting up artist initiatives in the eighties, including a gallery for young artists, he works and exhibits with installations. In the 90s he returned to a more classical painting tradition.