Hab Vandenwijngaard was awarded “Most surprising and original Artist Year 2017 (1st place)” at the Art Nordic, the biggest Art exhibition in Northern Europe. Selected from hundreds of pre-qualified active artist and chosen by an expert jury. A panel of three appointed judges, Boi & Laynet Wynch, Inger de Stricker and Monica Ritterband.
The couple Laynet Lore Wynch and Boi Wynch founded Art-Nordic to enhance the big interest in Art and to improve the connection and understanding between artists and art collectors – including the possibility of expanding the interaction between art-clubs and the interest in Art among different nations.
Monica Ritterband (born 1955) is a Danish artist, who previously worked as a journalist and speaker.
Ritterband worked as a journalist for Ekstra Bladet and Weekendavisen and was a presenter at the DR’s TV news for several years. In 1990, she became CEO of Carlsberg Group. Since 1997, she has devoted herself to her art full-time.
Among Ritterband’s artistic works are several candlesticks for the Holmegaard, a porcelain series Musica for Royal Copenhagen, tablecloths from Georg Jensen Damask and blankets for Egetæpper, a Danish blanket company, but she has also designed larger works of art; there are a series of stainless steel sculptures in the former municipality of Farum.
Monica Ritterband edited the book Flammer for Frihed (Flames for Freedom), dedicated to Amnesty International which contained music from Frederik Magle and essays by 24 Danes and was published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ritterband has been named Artist of the Year in Denmark four times.
Inger the Stricker is Cand. Mag. from Aarhus University with the bays history and art history (1976). Since 1977, she worked in high school as a teacher and lecturer – since 1996 with appointment as lecturer in Nykøbing cathedral school in subjects, history, art and classical studies.
Come visit us at “Art Nordic 2017”, 28 April untill 30 April, Copenhagen – Denmark. Location “Lokomotiv-Vaerkstedet”. See these beautiful Art pieces made by Hab Vandenwijngaard shown below, at Booth #80. Hab is a Visionary Artist who has been engaged in the production of Recycled Art in recent years. His main subjects are Masks, Fishes and Tables. The base consists of layers of used cardboard, decorated with a wide variety of electronic & computer parts and other materials. After the Artwork has it right shape, it is completely painted with fine acrylic markers. To make a Mask or Fish is very labor-intensive.
For further information about the “Art Nordic 2017” see www. art-nordic.dk
Photo impression of the grand opening of the world-famous “Outsider Art Fair” New York 2016, from Thursday, January 21 through Sunday, January 24 in the Metropolitan Pavillion. Olof Art had a very beautiful booth. Booth 34 with great artists such as Ross Brodar, Candyce Brokaw, Gérard Sendrey and John van Orsouw.
Some impression photo’s from the ADAF