For Asia-based Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance, which is evidenced by both the human and environmental challenges we are currently faced with. Irene's aim is to encourage and support humanity in reclaiming their sovereignty, in overcoming limiting beliefs, and in discovering their personal talents - always with the intention of moving people towards a more passionate and carefree, lighthearted life.
Irene is internationally recognized for her colorful mixed media art collage style. One of her favorite muses is female figures, where faces are partly hidden behind a patchwork of hand-torn paper and paint. She also fiercely beliefs in magic and dreaming outside the box, to create and attract whatever it is you want in your life, "The art of Magic". She uses beautiful magical animals to communicate this energy to the world.
Among her achievements, Irene is proud to have had one of her wildlife paintings signed by nature warrior and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Irene subsequently donated this canvas to a project raising funds to protect Asia's Wildlife in 2016. More recently, she was published in '100 Artists of the Future' - A Collector's Edition, curated by The Contemporary Art Curator Magazine in 2019-2020. She has had many exhibitions around the world. Among her most successful art shows, were the silent observers of the world in 2018 and 2019, at Deus Ex Machina in Bali. Irene has received several awards and was recently nominated in London for the 'Rise Art Prize'.
Title : Kaledoscope perspectives
Size : 100 x 90 cm
Medium : Mixed media on canvas
Year : 2021
Every mind has its own world, it’s an image constructed by the brain, based on what you have learned from parents, teachers, society, religion, the country you grew up etc. The way you see yourself is your story and your responsibility. The way others see you is their story, based on the ‘color of the glasses they are wearing, through which they see their reality’. Do not take other people’s criticism personally. It has nothing to do with you, but only with their state of mind and their reality at that point in time.