I am a visual artist and researcher from the Netherlands, currently based in Utrecht and Groningen.

I make drawings and other works, and I do research on early modern artistic technique. 

In all my work I am fascinated by visual images: with what you do when you make an image by hand, and with the afterlives of historical pictorial elements.
In my artistic practice I work mainly with drawing. I’m interested in drawing as a process, and through it I investigate  historicity and early modern visual culture, abstraction and observation, and anatomy and corporeality.  

I am currently a PhD candidate in seventeenth-century painting techniques. I work for Utrecht University within the ERC-funded project DURARE (Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts). 

My work has been exhibited in the Netherlands and internationally, a.o. in TRENTATRES Gallery in Valencia, the Stedelijk Museum Assen voor Hedendaagde Kunst (SMAHK) and The Bookstore Foundation in Amsterdam.

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Henrike Scholten