Ria De Henau

Bio

​RIA DE HENAU was born in 1954, grew up in Geraardsbergen and now lives in Ghent (Belgium).

It became clear at a very early age that Ria De Henau could express her intense ‘state of being’ through her artistic talents. For her, music and painting became intimately associated. Even now, as an adult artist, she refers to the ‘frequency of vibration’ of colours, and these colours also evoke sounds.

A quest that involved many different experiences, including travels to several continents and countless encounters, prompted her to seek inner depth and enrichment. She is captivated by the tranquillity and simple lives of population groups who are still close to nature.

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Artworks

THE GRACEFUL DANCE OF THE PHOENIX

Oil on canvas
155×170 cm

A SIMPLE GIFT

Oil on canvas
160×90 cm

LIGHT WALKERS

Oil on canvas
200×150 cm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Oil on canvas
120×120 cm

MY FIRST LOVE

Oil on canvas
160×145 cm

AFTER RAIN

Oil on canvas
180×100 cm

HIMALAYAN PRESIOUSNESS

Oil on canvas
170×165 cm

YOU AND ME

Oil on canvas
100×100 cm

SUMMER ESSENCE

Oil on canvas
150×125 cm

GLASS HOUSES

Oil on canvas
180×90 cm

SUMMER

Oil on canvas
180×70 cm

TOGETHER

Oil on canvas
160×110 cm

A SMALL GESTURE

Oil on canvas
150×72 cm

JOYFULL

Oil on canvas
180×90 cm

Details

JOYFULL

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TOGETHER

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Her fascination for Buddhism and other sources of inspiration in the realm of inner depth and the growth of consciousness are expressed in her work. After an experimental phase in a variety of disciplines, but especially painting, in the late 1990s the artist made a thorough study of the painting techniques of the old masters. She regularly spent time in museums in search of the old masters in her paintings. Her work has also been influenced by photography and music. ​

LIGHT, crystallised in each of her paintings became a key element in De Henau’s work. De Henau has for some time been painting a series of ordinary, everyday objects. In her simple compositions she gives a contemporary allure to still-life’s, flowers and other age-old themes. She brings passion and stillness together. Her works are built up meticulously layer upon layer. She experiences this approach as ‘meditative and calming’. In a quest for the essence and the soul, in her paintings she instils a variety of themes with both strength and inspiration, all expressed with delicate refinement and an eye for detail. Forgetting time and space, Ria De Henau paints worlds on an expanded scale. She highlights rich colours in a pared-down aesthetic approach: it is an invitation to the viewer.​

Curriculum

2019

  • Galerie PAUL JANSSEN, Saint-Tropez
  • H2EAU – Galerie PAUL JANSSEN, Saint-Tropez

2018

  • Galerie PAUL JANSENS _ ST TROPEZ : LUXEMBOURG ART FAIR – foire internationale d’art contemporain LUXEXPO THE BOX

2017

  • LE BEAU BIZARRE – château de WAROUX – Alleur (B) –  World Art Day , birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci, director of the exhibition : LUCIEN RAMA – group exhibition
  • GALERIE PAUL JANSSENS Saint Tropez & Grimaud


2016

  • AD Gallery, Ghent (B)


2015

  • ​RDH on show – open studio at the artist’s home in Ghent (B)
  • FK Gallery, Grand Sablon, Brussels (B): permanent representation
  • Albemarle Gallery, London (UK): ‘Realisme’ exhibition
  • Art Fair Luxemburg (LU)

2014

  • Red Sea Gallery, Singapore: permanent representation
  • Liehrmann Gallery, Liège (B): ‘Art de vivres’ exhibition
  • Kunstencentrum België, Hasselt (B): ‘Re:Inspiration’ exhibition
  • Leonhard’s Gallery, Antwerp-Brasschaat (B): permanent representation
  • Red Sea Gallery, Singapore: permanent representation
  • Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges-Knokke (B):​ permanent representation

2013

  • Leonhard’s Gallery, Antwerp-Brasschaat (B): permanent representation
  • Red Sea Gallery, Singapore: permanent representation
  • Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges-Knokke (B): permanent representation
  • De Chêne Gallery, Merksplas (B): ‘Inspiring Encounters’ exhibition
  • Schortgen Gallery, Beaumont, Luxemburg (LU)

2012

  • Selected member of ‘World-Class Painters of Today’, Gallery France
  • Art Ghent, Ghent (B)
  • RDH on show: open studio at the artist’s home in Ghent (B)
  • De Chêne Gallery,
  • ARTE Gallery, Mullem (B)

2011

  • Lineart Art Fair, Flanders Expo, Ghent (B)
  • Wintersalon, Knokke & Bruges (B)
  • Zeedijk 806, Knokke (B): opening exhibition

2010

  • ​Lineart International Art Fair, Flanders Expo, Ghent (B)
  • Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges (B): solo exhibition
  • Amaterasu Gallery, Wouwse Plantage (NL)
  • Art Laren, art fair, Laren (NL)
  • Kunstsalon, Eindhoven (NL)

​2009

  • Lineart International Art Fair, Flanders Expo, Ghent (B)
  • Leonhard Gallery, Antwerp (B)
  • Art Thema Gallery, Brussels (B)
  • Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges (B): ‘Summer Connections’ group exhibition


​…

  • Lineart International Art Fair, Flanders Expo, Ghent (B) (2008)
  • Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges (B): solo exhibition (2008)
  • Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges (B) (2007)
  • Veen en Vendelbosch Gallery, Dordrecht (NL) (2007)
  • Cheffertons, Antwerp (B): permanent exhibition (2004-2006)
  • Horse Parade, Eeuwfeestpaleis, Brussels (B) (2004)
  • Classics, Kortrijk (B) (2003)
  • C. Berquin antiques, Knokke (B): permanent exhibition (2002-2005)
  • Roeselare (B): dual exhibition

PRESS & PUBLICATION

2015

  • ‘LANGS WEGEN VAN LICHT’, Jean-Paul Van Der Poorten. Art and poetry by Dutch-speaking Belgian artists and poets (B)
  • M.A. – MUTUAL-ART.com – Ad for collective exhibition of contemporary realist paintings, Albemarle Gallery,  London (UK)
  • Tim Forrest’s E & A – Art and Antiques – Albemarle Gallery (UK)
  • ART SLANT LONDON magazine – collective exhibition, Albemarle Gallery, London (UK)
  • TWEED TUNNEL – Albemarle Gallery, London (UK)

2014

  • DE BLAUWE ENGEL – cultural magazine (B)
  • LOCHRISTINAAR – publication ‘Buiten de lijntjes’ – guest speaker at opening of exhibition, WZC Sint-Pieter, Lochristi (B)
  • EXPAT LIVING, magazine, Red Sea Gallery, Singapore
  • THE AMERICAN CLUB, Red Sea Gallery, Singapore
  • CULTUURPLATFORM – Hasselt Limburg – Re:Inspiration – Art and Music by Fien Descheemaker (B)

2013

  • BRUGES EXCLUSIVE – magazine – Absolute Art Gallery (B)

2012

  • ONDER OX magazine – De Chène Gallery, Merksplas (B)
  • maXLlife magazine – ARTE Gallery – Harmony of Tranquillity and Art in Beautiful Mullem (B)
  • The designmobius – bloglist Tom Mulliner – Photorealists and Hyperrealists (UK)

  • OUT by Netevents – group exhibition – Absolute Art Gallery (B) (2011)
  • ISEL magazine no. 38 – Be-Part – Platform for Contemporary Art, Waregem (B) (2010)
  • ISEL lifestyle magazine – Hugo Brutin (B) (2010)
  • LIGHT-BRIDGE book & exhibition – Absolute Art Gallery (B) (2008)
  • FLANDERS TODAY magazine – Stephanie Duval for Absolute Art Gallery (B) (2008)
  • FINE ARTS MAGAZINE – ‘TABLEAU’ – exhibition at Veen and Vendelbosch Gallery, Dordrecht (NL) (2007)
  • LOOK OUT magazine, 2006-2007 (B) (2007)
  • De Standaard – Horse Parade (B) (2005)
  • STEPS – Ronny De Schepper (B) (1996)
  • FLAIR – Hilde Bouchez (B) (1996)
  • HET VRIJE LEVEN – interview met Farida 0’Seery (B) (1995)

WORK IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • St Petersburg
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • New York
  • Miami
  • Monaco
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