Jeanne Opgenhaffen


Jeanne OPGENHAFFEN, artist, Belgium

Delicate pieces of porcelain, each of them different one from the other, combined together in rhythmic compositions that suggest movement and space. Some creations are white, others in subtle shades of the chosen main color.
Delicate in material, strong in creativity and artistic maturity: every creation of Jeanne Opgenhaffen can undoubtly be qualified as an exclusivity.
The porcelain art of Jeanne Opgenhaffen been noted by both the national and international press. Several international awards confirm the artistic value.

Jeann OPGENHAFFEN was born in Nieuwkerken-waas, Belgium, in 1938.

Artistic education:
Aggregated in Plastic Arts.
Studies for ceramics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the National Higher Institute in Antwerp.

International fairs and exhibitions (selection from the period 2008 to 2015):
Kortrijk, Belgium: Classic-Event 2015 (ART14)
Knokke, Belgium: Art Nocturne 2013 (ART14)
London, UK: Collect Art Fair V & A Museum, Collect Art Fair Saatchi Museum - Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Lille, France: Lille European Art Fair, Ney York: Woolff Gallery; Zaragoza, Spain: World Belgian Pavilion; Paris, France: Ceramique 14 Art contemporary;
Ghent: Lineart, Flanders Expo, ART Gent 2012;
2013: Centre Céramique de Giroussens, Giroussens, France

Awards (selection):
VR Price IKA - Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1974, 1978, 1979, 1981
Vermeil Medal - Salon International de Peinture et de Sculpture, Vittel, 1992
Medaglia d'Oro - Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte, Faënza, Italy, 1995
Cultuurprijs Kruibeke, 1999

Publications (selection):
Frans Boenders, "Constructions ans syntaxis in the work of Jeanne Opgenhaffen",
DA (Italië) - annamaria LUPI: 'ICDA Internationa Craft project 1998'
A&C black, 2004, London, - Jane Perryman : 'Naked Clay'
Isel, art magazine, November 2006 - Frank Pollet : 'Jeanne Opgenhaffen'
Monograph Jeanne Opgenhaffen, 2009, ISBN 979-90-736-3778-8 (depleted)
Isel 2006 and 2011

Jeanne Opgenhaffen, 2013, ISBN 978 90 902 7300 6
112 pages, 90 color pages, 25 cm x 25 cm
Language: Dutch & English
Selling price: 50 euro (+ shipment cost).

Opgenhaffen monografie ART14

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