For self-taught Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance which can be seen in the human & environmental challenges we are currently faced with. She craves a world where compassion, intuition and harmony are key elements for living. Irene’s art is filled with hope and inspiration that encourages viewers to become aware of their feelings and beliefs, making space for their true self.
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. Irene currently creates and lives with her two daughters on the beautiful ‘Island of Gods’, Bali, Indonesia.
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.
Among her achievements, Irene is proud to have had one of her wildlife paintings signed by nature warrior and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She consequently donated the signed canvas to a project raising funds to protect Asia’s Wildlife (2016). More recently, she was published in ‘100 Artists of the Future’,
A Collector’s Edition curated by The Contemporary Art Curator Magazine (2019).
‘For me art is a bridge between my inner source and the outer world. My paintings are not only a visual expression, but also a means of transferring energy and insights to the people attracted to my work, stimulating positive thoughts and hope. You could call it a personal totem that empowers people to access the essence of who we truly are, providing inspiration to our life journey.’