Water as a concept is a leitmotiv in Hooghiemstra`s work. His work does not only engage in the phenomenon water per se, but also about voyages of discovery from the past, how maps were drawn and land sometimes rose as an illusion from the ocean, how water is perceived and how it is represented in visual art and science.
Text by Nancy Campbell, Scottish poet and winner of Royal Geographical Society Ness Award 2020, and American poet and 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner, Forrest Gander.
Tjibbe Hooghiemstra (Tytsjerk, 1957) had exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad on a regular basis, from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and The Model in Sligo (Ireland), to various galleries and art fairs in New York, Basel, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. His work is collected by museums and private collectors, including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Teylers Museum Haarlem, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Limerick, The Model, Sligo and Museum De Buitenplaats, Eelde.
Tjibbe Hooghiemstra lives and works in The Netherlands and Ireland. He studied at the Minerva Art Academy (Ba) in Groningen (The Netherlands) and the Sint Lucas Academy (Ma) in Ghent, Belgium and has lectured at art academies in Great Britain, Ireland and The Netherlands.
245 x 180 x 20 mm