Observing the Observer

LES COLLINES DE WAVRE - Wavre (B)

Hanneke Beaumont

1999

A third sculpture by the artist Hanneke Beaumont was added to the Parc des Collines' artistic walk in 1999.
Her works reflect a constant and unique tension between feminine and masculine, nature and culture, modernity and classicism, making her sculptures both timeless and contemporary.  Taking human feelings into account, she reaches out to those contemplating her works.
The sculpture's title ‘Observing the Observer’ epitomizes her art. The sculptures invite the viewer to contemplate them while they contemplate and reach out to us.
Hanneke Beaumont was born in Maastricht.  After having studied in the United States, she returned to Europe, where she chose to settle in Belgium.  She studied art at the Ecole des Arts in Braine-l’Alleud, then sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de La Cambre in Bruxelles and at the Hogere Rijksschool voor Beeldende Kunsten in Anderlecht.

Nominated for the Prix Caïus de la Fondation Prométhéa in 2000.

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