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Sculptor Hans Koenen BSc
Hans Koenen

About Hans Koenen

His sculptures in bronze and stone of mainly female figures and sometimes a brief escape to animals, in a realistic or kind of imaginary figurative style. There is a development towards sculptures with larger openings, to make them `transparent` so that they more easily adapt to its environment. At the same time the openings do emphasize fragility and stimulate curiosity, perception and story line.
For building up sculptures he prefers to use shapes and structures that are found in nature.

Exhibition History of Hans Koenen

until July 2015 collective expositions:
* Arboretum, Kalmthout (BE) `Dichterlijke Beelden`
* Castle Rijnhuizen, Nieuwegein (NL) `Rijnhuizen Uitgebeeld`
* Sculpture park Marienheem, Overijssel (NL)
* Castle Geldrop, Geldrop (NL) `What`s behind`
* Sculpture Park Cuijk, Cuijk (NL)

* Pot Art gallery, Axel (NL) `Italy`
* Krimpenerwaard, Bakkerswaal (NL) `Kunststroming`
* Castle Daelenbroeck, Herkenbosch Roermond (NL) `KunstRoer (t) `
* Julianus Tongeren (BE), Global Art gallery
* Philipshal Sittard (NL) Maas-Rijn Kunst Society, `KUNZfetti MMXIV
* Sculpture Park Cuijk, Cuijk (NL)
* Pulitzer Hotel, Amsterdam,
* Pot Art gallery, Axel (NL)

* Peppelrode, Eindhoven (NL)
* Van Nelle Art Factory Rotterdam (NL), National Art Days
* Art Berkhout, Berkhout (NL)
* Castle Gronsveld, Gronsveld (NL) `Art and Castles 2013`
* Westerschouwen, Ellemeet (NL), `KunstSchouw2013`
* De Wilgengaarde, Benschop (NL)
* Pulitzer Hotel, Amsterdam, Fransastic

Biography / CV of Hans Koenen

The base for sculpting was laid some 40 years ago. The ultimate challenge to make fine arts a daily assignment is of more recent date, since 2009.
Sculptor residing in Heeswijk-Dinther, the Netherlands, autodidact.
The path of life along drinking water and irrigation projects, bridges, schools and hospitals in mainly Africa and Eastern Europe has left its traces. Indelible values like opening yourself, true seeing of your environment, the capacity to identify yourself in your role, patience and creative power served first appropriate applications in technique and even more important to assure social cohesion between concerned parties and implementing teams.
His performance in this creative task was indissolubly connected to his wider artistic gift.

Artist Statement of Hans Koenen

The making of every single sculpture is a unique process of adapting and fine-tuning of ideas and feelings.......... just like life.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Hans Koenen

The sculptures of Hans Koenen are found in private collections in Zwitserland, Norway and Netherlands.

Public Works of Hans Koenen

Public work of Hans Koenen is "Muze-Meisje" 2014 in Muzerijk, Uden NL

Qualifications / Education of Hans Koenen

1969-1974 School of Advanced Engineering, Civil Engineering BSc

Teaching Experience

2011 - till present: Incidental workshops bronze casting and 2 mornings stone carving in small groups max. 6 persons

Influences / Inspiration of Hans Koenen

The alliance with people of past and present, in Africa and Europe and in particular woman are to him an endless source of inspiration. Once in a while there is an evasion to animals.
Underlying themes are vulnerability, love, movement but also global issues and threats, sustainability, scarcity of food and drinking water.
Michaelangelo, Henry Moore and Rodin inspired Hans Koenen already before his 20st year till present.

Price Range of Work

Hans Koenen's work has a price range from £717 to £5,333
His work varies in size and price from 1.000,- till 10.000,-

Mediums utilised

Hans Koenen's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Hans Koenen's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (8)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Nude Garden Yard Outdoor Outside Sculptures Statues (4)
Mythical Sculptures (4)
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues (4)
Mixed Media Sculptures, Statues Garden Ornaments (3)
Corporate Sculptures (3)
Peace Sculptures or Statues or statuettes (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (3)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (3)
Spiritual sculpture (3)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (2)
Semi Nude / Naked Girls Females Women Sculptures (2)
Earth Mother Gaia sculpture statue statuettes figurines (2)
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades (2)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (2)
Indoor figurative sculpture (2)
Sensual Sculptures or Statues (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Poolside Sculptures (2)
Figurative Public Art Sculptures (2)
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures (2)
Stylized People Sculptures
Clothes Dresses Gowns Shirts etc Sculptures Statues
Farewell Goodbye Parting Au Revoir Adieu Sculptures Statues carvings statuettes figurines
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette
Love / Affection Sculpture
BUTTERFLIES and Moths and Dragonflies Sculptures Statues Carvings
Musician and Musical Sculptures
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Insect Sculptures, to include Bees, Ants, Moths, Butterflies etc
Nude sculpture statue statuette Figurine Ornament
Fantasy sculpture or Statue
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone
Fairies Imps Trolls Gnomes Pixies Elves Goblins Hobgoblins Leprechauns Gremlins Elfs statuettess figurines Sculptures Statues
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Small Animal Sculptures
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures
Cattle, Kine, Cows, Bulls, Buffalos, Bullocks, Heifers, Calves, Oxen, Bison, Aurocks, Yacks
Pool, Pond, Lake Stream or River Water Feature
Green Man (and Green Woman)Faces, Busts, Heads, Torsos
Drapery Sculpture Statue Statuettes Carvings
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Mermaid Water Babies Water and Sea Nymphs sculpture statue statuary for Outdoors in the Garden
Plant Outdoor Outside Garden or Yard sculpture statue statuette
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Public Park or Urban Landscape or Corporate sculpture / Fountain / Sratuary
Animals and Birds at Play Sculptures Statues

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Hans Koenen's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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