[Global Artist] Carmen Heemels, Dutch painter

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Carmen Heemels - The Netherlands(DUTCH)./photo=Carmen Heemels 

[News Report=Hye Mi Jung] Carmen Heemels (the Netherlands) followed her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Sittard / Maastricht (1982-1987). 

As a visual artist she is a collector of 'things' that she makes her own by editing them. Later she connects the objects or memories with each other. The pieces fall into each other literally and figuratively. 

She asks questions and enters into a dialogue with the viewer.

Back Home. Carmen Heemels./photo=Carmen Heemels

 In my heart. Carmen Heemels./photo=Carmen Heemels

The answer is up to the viewer, or at least sets the work on a quest. The disciplines in which she works are projects (including land art), installations, but also video, objects and 2-dimensional work.

 She also makes photo portraits of, among others, women who have something to say.

Life is bitter, Life is sweet. Carmen Heemels./photo=Carmen Heemels

She captures their story in the look of their eyes. Heemels exhibits at home and abroad and in that context visited many countries including Iran in 2016 and 2018), South Korea in 2016 and 2018, Finland in 2018 and Turkey in 2019.

No memories. Carmen Heemels./photo=Carmen Heemels

Carmen Heemels is not only a visual artist, but also a project manager / curator of (inter) national art events and art projects. 

She also has her own non-profit art stage: KunstSalon Kasteel Daelenbroeck in Herkenbosch where she organizes (inter) national exhibitions and performances as a curator.  She is also a teacher of Art at a secondary school.

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