Kees Wennekendonk: multidisciplinary artist

Kees Wennekendonk, de rode tas, 2016.
Kees Wennekendonk, de rode tas, 2016.

The Utrecht-based artist Kees Wennekendonk (Rotterdam, 1957) is originally a musician, solo artist and composer of music for theatre, but from the age of 30 he gradually evolved into a ‘homo universalis’. These two rooms present a selection of his drawings, photographs and designs. Wennekendonk creates strong personal portraits, rich in detail, in which you can feel the presence of the person portrayed. His drawings are published regularly in both local and national newspapers. He also designs and creates eyewear frames for individual customers.

In the past five years he has explored a personal approach to photographing the sights he encounters by chance, when strolling through the city in the series ‘City light’, or as he speed-cycles through the countryside in the series ‘ ‘Photocycling’. Light, composition, detailed textures and craftsmanship characterise his work. He reveals the beauty of the everyday world, while often capturing unusual apparitions.

Wennekendonk has his studio at Oudegracht, in Huize de Vijgeton, which you are welcome to visit by appointment. Look around, you may just catch him at this exhibition. And when you do come to visit, perhaps he’ll play the piano for you.

 

Kees Wennekendonk, Dick Bruna, 2005.
Kees Wennekendonk, Dick Bruna, 2005.

Kees Wennekendonk, De verschijning van Zeynep, 2017.
Kees Wennekendonk, De verschijning van Zeynep, 2017.

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