helma veugen

(ospel, nl, 1954)


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work


helma veugen makes lithographs with great attention to form and space.

in her lithographs she mainly uses black ink.

by making full use of the grain of the stone and scenic solutions she adds gray tones to it.

the rugged moorland in the peel ( ospel, nl) is the starting point for veugens work.

this landscape is always in her mind.

thinking of the peel she portrays the present the past and the magic of the place.


after graduating helma veugen initially painted and drew especially in combination with collage technique.

in 2005 this changed after the meeting with an extraordinary tree in the peel.

this tree stands in her home village ospel, where her entire family still owns a piece peel ground, where her grandfather and father putted peat to let burn the stove.

since then she sits once a week near that tree, in all weather conditions, exposed.

thus growing an oeuvre around this muse, which is typically depicted abstractly.

the tree has fallen in the winter of 2010, broken down as a match toggle.

slowly but surely in the work is a shift from ‘less’ tree to ‘more’ landscape. 


for several years helma veugen is ‘doing’ lithographs in graphic studio den bosch. also in her lithographs, the tree or the peel is shown, and these works are called like her paintings 'peelwerk'.

helma veugen still comes back to the same place to work.


the dutch newspaper nrc handelsblad published july 13, 2007, in a series on trees, a story about this tree, written by koos van zomeren.

see:

nrc handelsblad



helma veugen


born in 1954 in ospel (nl)

lives and works in eindhoven (nl)



education


graphic school eindhoven (nl) 1971-1975

royal academy of art and design, 's- hertogenbosch (nl) 1977-1982



exhibitions


solo and group exhibitions:

in the netherlands, including amsterdam, boxmeer, breda, deurne, enkhuizen, geldrop, helmond, 's-hertogenbosch, nijmegen, roermond, schijndel, sterksel, tilburg, weert.

in belgium in antwerp and sint-niklaas.

suriname in paramaribo.


gallery 9 presents the works of helma veugen since 2011:

2018 duo exhibition with rob van leeuwen in the gallery, amsterdam (nl)

2016 kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2015 summer exhibition in the gallery, amsterdam (nl)

2015 art breda at chasséveld, breda (nl)

2014 summer exhibition in the gallery, amsterdam (nl)

2014 kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 on kunstrai, amsterdam (nl)

2014 art breda at chasséveld, breda (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 at art breda, breda (nl)

2014 raw art fair in cruiseterminal, rotterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 at raw art fair, rotterdam (nl)

2014 jubilee exhibition 25 years gallery 9 in the gallery, amsterdam (nl)

2013 summer exhibition in the gallery, amsterdam (nl)

2013 art 2013 in jaarbeurs utrecht, utrecht(nl)

2013 raw art fair in warehouse santos, rotterdam (nl)

2013 reopening exhibition gallery 9 in the galerie, amsterdam (nl)

2012 summer exhibition in the gallery, amsterdam (nl)

2012 kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2012 artantique 2012 in jaarbeurs utrecht, utrecht (nl)

2011 summer exhibition in the gallery, amsterdam (nl)



art fairs


gallery 9 presents her works since 2012 on art fairs:

artantique 2012 in jaarbeurs utrecht in utrecht (nl)

art 2013 in jaarbeurs utrecht, utrecht (nl)

art breda 2014 and 2015 at chasséveld in breda (nl)

kunstrai 2012, 2014 and 2016 in rai in amsterdam (nl)

raw art fair 2013 in warehouse santos in rotterdam (nl)

raw art fair 2014 in cruise terminal in rotterdam (nl)

jubilee presentation 25 years gallery 9 in 2014 on raw art fair, art breda and kunstrai



publications


‘thuisland’, werken op papier 2005-2009.

‘als een  rookpluim bij storm’, koos van zomeren, nrc handelsblad, 13 july 2007.

radio-interview vpro, by catherine van campen in radio programme

‘de avonden’, 11-9-2009.

‘de peelboom van helma veugen’, rob schoonen, eindhovens dagblad, 4 april 2018,

brabants dagblad, algemeen dagblad, de gelderlander, bn de stem, de stentor, drimble, 20 april 2018