I am a visual artist and researcher from the Netherlands.


In my artistic practice I work mainly with drawing. Most of my work is made with color pencil, usually on either very large or very small sheets of paper. I’m interested in drawing as a process, and through it I visually investigate historicity and early modern visual culture, abstraction and observation, and anatomy and corporeality. These longstanding interests also shape my writing and teaching activities.
 
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. 

 
Currently I am a PhD candidate at Utrecht University, working within the ERC-funded project DURARE (Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts). My academic research is mostly into seventeenth-century painting techniques, and into histories and practices of drawing education. 



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Henrike Scholten