For self-taught Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance which can be seen in the human and environmental challenges we are currently faced with. Art bridges her inner source of wisdom and the outer world in which she lives. Her paintings are more than visual creations; they are a mean of conveying energy and insights to those attracted to her work by triggering positive thoughts and aspirations. The canvass becomes a personal totem to the one who chooses it. It empowers to look deeper and access the essence of who we truly are, giving inspiration to our journey.
Some of Irene’s unique insights into our world are explained by the fact that she has lived in Asia for more than 20 years. She speaks the language of the West whilst simultaneously sensing the subtle unspoken energies of the East.
Unique to Irene’s art is the mixing and matching of different styles, which at first glance may seem controversial. In her paintings, she loves to modify the acrylic paint into thicker applications, and to use a wide variety of hand torn paper patterns and old street posters. The subtle details and harmonious color combinations make her art nothing short of enticing to the viewer.