De Wittenstraat 61 c
1052 AM Amsterdam
The Netherlands website : www.lightaffectableart.com email : email@example.com
Light Affectable Art
In twilight all colours grey ‑ or so they say. Black is not a colour, it is the absorption of Light. White is the reflection of Light. Therefore colour is not a characteristic of paint; the impression of colour is a product from paint pigment together with Light, absorbed and reflected according to its spectrum. As a result, any picture can be made " alive " by shining Light with various spectra on it. One of the strongest effects is the combination from fluorescent paint with ultraviolet Light ( blacklight ). When it shines on the fluorescent image, the Light is reflected using a higher frequency. The resulting intensive glow creates a magical atmosphere.
This effect is a " live " effect. One cannot photograph fluorescence. The intensity of the Light is visible on a photo, but the ability to reflect the Light on a higher frequency is essential for the element fluor.The same effect can be obtained by using x‑rays and fluorescent pigments. Also phosphorescent pigments glow under a blacklight, but they have the additional characteristic of reflecting Light after the Light source has been turned off ‑ " The Glow in the Dark Effect ".
Light Affectable Art plays with all kinds of Light sources and corresponding pigments. Coloured Light, Black light, projections and daylight are used to illuminate images and installations. The observer is drawn into a magical atmosphere through the interplay of picture and Light.
Aboriginal painting techniques can be discerned in Tanja's figurative abstract forms, as well Celtic and African motifs influence her work. Light giving lines and points involve the observer more closely and intensively into, the picture. Since 1991 Tanja's decorations and installations are evidence of a new direction: Light Affectable Art.
I am born in november 1963 in Wuppertal, Germany. After the Gymnasium I travelled through Europe. 1989 I settled in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Here I am living now since over 20 years in the Westerpark. I am an autodidact.
My early work are Fotocollages. In the period from 1982 till 1993 about a hunderd different Fotocollages were designed.The Fotocollage was for her the best medium to reflect present times. In Amsterdam I had my first exhibition in 1993 in the ABN Amro Bank.
That was very motivating.
From 1992 on I discovered colour. I love colour and I love to play with Light,which illuminates the pigments I used. From 1992 on I started painting. Trusting my talent a smal company inspired me to paint big sized decoration work.
In this time I produced art/decor work - paperrolls from 150 cm x 1000 cm. As you can see in the list my artistic paperrolls were exhibit on a lot of places. With years my work got smaler meaning size, the materials different and the tecniques extended.
In the time of computers the creativity gets other forms. From documenting my artwork and presenting it on the internet it was a smal step to start digital fotography and website design. So my foto collages ( first works) come back to me in a loop with a new outfit.
Besides this I developed my own " kitchen art ". I became mother of two girls and the kitchen seemed with all the materials ( ingredenties ) to inspire me to work with them. From all seeds like beans and peas but as well rice and nudels and dried herbs
I created mandalas and figurative work. Champagne and wine boxes I changed into magical artwork.
These are my three legs of art work and I hope you enjoy it!
List of Exhibitions, Showings and Presentations
- Presentations and Media
- Ordered Work
- Applied Art
- Temporary Installations
02.11.11 – 31.12.11 Bibliotheca Bos & Lommer, Amsterdam
02.05.11 – 30.06.11 Bibliotheca Spaarndammer, Amsterdam
04.12.10 – 15.01.11 Zaal 100, Amsterdam
03.07.10 – 30.09.10 Bibliotheek Westerpark, Amsterdam
24.01.10 – 15.03.10 Buurtboerderij, Amsterdam
11.12.09 – 20.12.09 Kerstverkoop, KunstenHuis, Amsterdam
14.08.09 – 18.08.09 ULSLD, Galerie, Bosnia & Hercegovina
15.12.08 - 06.01.09 Kerstboomproject, Westerpark, Amsterdam
27.06.07 – 07.07.07 Kunstfestival, Woerden
30.10.05 – 25.11.05 Jamstudios, Westerpark, Amsterdam
06.03.05 – 03-04.05 Zaal 100, buurthuis, Amsterdam
01.09.02 – 28.02.05 Galery Sargamatha, Amsterdam
21.03.01 – 23.05.01 De Supermarkt, Amsterdam
02.12.99 – 05.01.00 Zaal 100, buurthuis, Amsterdam
02.10.99 - 10.10.99 Church in Ruigoord
19.07.99 – 01.03.01 Galery Sargamatha, Amsterdam
11.01.99 – 20.03.99 Coffeeshop Siberie, Amsterdam
22.11.98 – 20.12.98 Theater Cameleon, Amsterdam
02.05.98 – 10.05.98 Church in Ruigoord
17.07.97 – 15.05.98 Korsakoff, Amsterdam
14.07.97 – 07.07.97 Vondelkerk Amsterdam
19.02.97 – 05.05.97 Zaal 100, Amsterdam
29.07.96 – 26.08.96 Coffeeshop Siberie, Amsterdam
14.06.96 – 07.07.96 Desmeth Filmtheater, Amsterdam
26.10.94 – 14.02.96 Galery Conscious Dreams, Amsterdam
01.11.94 – 30.12.94 Najo Galerie Artisinale, Amsterdam
14.03.94 – 22.06.94 Djapana Galery, Amsterdam
27.06.94 – 18.04.94 Djapana Galery, Amsterdam
02.04.91– 13.05.91 Amro- Bank, Amsterdam
2. Presentations and Media
09/2011 Kijk op West, Amsterdam
05/2011 Article over Light Affectable Art in High Life magazine, Nederland
02/2010 Springmarket, Westerpark, Amsterdam
12/2009 Kerstmarket, Westerpark, Amsterdam
09/2009 Kijk op de Wijk, Amsterdam
08/2009 Exhibition Light Affectable Art on TV and newspapers in Bosnia & Hercegovina
04/2009 Spring markt, Westerpark, Amsterdam
12/2008 Winter markt, Westerpark, Amsterdam
09/2008 Kijk op de Wijk, Amsterdam, Westerpark
09/2005 Kijk op de Wijk, Amsterdam, Westerpark
09/2004 Kijk op de Wijk, Amsterdam, Westerpark
01/2000 “ Bathroom Painting “ on TV, Program “ Man bijt Hond “
3. Ordered Work
06/2003 Ordered Work, Massagerie, Amsterdam
08/2001 “ Glas Paintings”, Novi Travnik, ordered work in Bosnia & Hercegovina
12/2000 “ Champagne Art “, Go gallery, Amsterdam , hampagne boxes painted by various artists
08/2000 Ordered Work, aboriginees - inspired paintings, Sauna Fenomeen, Amsterdam
07/2000 Ordered Work, “ Underseaworld “, Rodamilans, Barcelona, Spain
12/1999 “ Psylinder “, Paradiso Show Ballongezellschap, Amsterdam
07/1999 Ordered work, bathroom painting , BoBo van der Berg, seen on TV
11/1997 Dance Floor Decoration, Korsakoff Paintings on Plexiglas
05/1994 CD Cover Design for Consolation , CD „ Beauty Filth“
4. Applied Art
23.03.01 – 14.09.01 Naturwinkel, Amsterdam
22.02.01 – 23.05.07 Vliegende Schotel, Amsterdam
28.11.98 – 10.03.99 Window display, Joy Time, Amsterdam
19.02.97 – 30.05.97 Torso Clothing Shop, Amsterdam
28.03.97 – 30.04.97 Window display, Joy Time , Amsterdam
11.06.96 – 19.02.97 Torso Clothing Shop, Amsterdam
19.10.96 – 01.02.97 Window display, Joy Time, Amsterdam
01.06.95 – 05.01.96 Schaak en Go Winkel, Amsterdam
01.04.95 – 08.08.95 Trancedome,Clothing Shop, Amsterdam
5. Temporary Installations
20.12.00 – 21.03.01 Smartshop Mind over Matters, Amsterdam
04.03.00 – 09.04.00 Transbuddha, Amsterdam
23.05.96 – 06.03.00 Club 114, Herenhuis, Amsterdam
30.01.00 – 16.07.00 Sauna Fenomeen, Amsterdam
17.11.99 – 09.12.99 Siberie, Canabis Cup, Amsterdam
25.08.99 – 29.08.99 Zandjuwel, Ruigoord
27.08.98 – 30.08.98 ADM Festival, Amsterdam
13.08.98 – 30.08.98 Trancebuddha, Amsterdam
29.02.97 – 31.06.97 Old Inn, Baarn
09.01.97 – 15.05.97 Trancebuddha, Amsterdam
18.02.93 – 01.10.95 Kroeg, Amsterdam
08.11.93 – 06.12.93 Mazzo ( Manic Monday), Amsterdam
07.06.93 – 12.07.93 Mazzo ( Manic Monday), Amsterdam
01.10.93 – 18.12.93 Transit, Amsterdam
20.08.93 – 07.11.93 Bubbels, Lelystad
04.09.93– 24.10.93 W 121, Amsterdam
Any questions you still may have about me and my work , don’t hesitate to contact me.
Tanja Henn Amsterdam, 25 april 2012