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Hanneke Beaumont


Hanneke Beaumont was born in Maastricht (Netherlands). After studying in the U.S., she returned to Europe and came to Belgium. Beaumont started her artistic studies at the académie des Arts de Brainel’Alleud, then followed sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de La Cambre and at the Hogere Rijksschool voor Beeldende Kunsten in Anderlecht.

Many of her figures appear neither male nor female, neither young nor old. They do not appear as portraits of individuals, nor are they modeled after idealized human forms. Physically, they are approximations of human beings, and as such, they provide a way to consider, from a distance, general ideas about the nature of the human race. Their positions are not aggressive or provocative, but neither are they resigned. Fragile but strong, motionless but ready to move, these figures seem in a weightless spatial equilibrium – their human character tied to a string of thought. Dressed in timeless “clothes”, partly structured material, intertwined with the body, they defy our perception without shocking our sensibility.

Present in numerous public and private collections, Hanneke Beaumont today enjoys an international reputation while her work is exhibited worldwide: in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and more recently Asia and India. Her sculptures are realized in terracotta, bronze or cast iron.


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