An exciting assignment

An exciting assignment

Henk has realized an installation in a niche in a private residence.

Only recently Henk was invited to make a work of art on the floor of a large niche next to the sitting room of their home.
In the niche a beautiful light object had already been installed, reaching from the top almost to the floor.
The result is a group of ‘islands’ that ‘move’ at various heights in relation to the floor.
The old wooden herringbone parket forms a beautiful contrast to the bright porcelain.

Installation in a hall

Installation in a hall

Recently installed in the hall of a private house

In commission of enthusiastic clients Henk specially designed a wall object for the entrance of their house.
This wall object consists of an exciting combination of six painted porcelain shelves with little cups on them.

 


China character - The story on porcelain

China character - The story on porcelain

Exhibition "China character - The story on porcelain" in Haags Gemeentemuseum

Elegant brushstrokes with an instant appeal to the imagination: Chinese characters have something truly magical about them. Not only because of their intrinsic beauty – to Western eyes at least – but also because of their wonderful symbolism and the often extraordinary stories they can tell. The Gemeentemuseum lets Chinese porcelain speak for itself by unravelling the mysteries behind the characters inscribed on it. China Character is an exhibition replete with stories that will transport you to different parts of China. Stories of customs, beliefs, love, mythical figures and historical events.

The exhibition is a collaborative initiative by a number of institutions with important holdings of oriental ceramics. On show: porcelain with painted characters from more than 15 Dutch museums and private collections, plus a range of contemporary interpretations by David Derksen, Hella Jongerius, Hans van Koolwijk, Jelle Mastenbroek, Cristiana Vignatelli, Marcel Wanders en Henk Wolvers.

25 March until 22 October 2017

https://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/china-charactor


Shanghai

Shanghai

Henk Wolvers in Around Space Living Gallery in Shanghai

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Around Space Gallery on the Bund in Shanghai, the Around Space Living Gallery in the Frech Concession opens with an exhibition of works of Henk Wolvers.

The exhibition runs from 30th October until 30th December 2016.
The address: no 7 Lane 819 Julu Lu, Shanghai.


Recently installed

Recently installed

Recently installed in a private home. An exciting combination.... June 2016


The studio under construction

The studio under construction

We packed the studio. In the mean time we are busy with the new one. The new windows are placed and the concrete floors will be poured...... January 2016


Goodbye studio

Goodbye studio

In November we tool our leave of the studio with a final exhibition. Having worked there for almost 20 years with great satisfaction the time has come to move to a new studio, which, at present, is still under construction. November 2015


Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen

Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen

Henk Wolvers in two galleries of the Jan van der Togt Museum in Amstelveen. June 2015

From 3 May to 7 June my work has been featured in two galleries of the Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen.
This exhibition has been visited by many people.


Ikebana

Ikebana

The art of Ikebana and ceramics

On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, the Dutch Ikebana Association South, organized an exhibition in the TechniekHuys in Veldhoven. The work of several artists was used for the Ikebana flower arrangements. The picture shows one of my pieces I made in China.
Arrangement by Anne Riet Vugts
Photo: Wicher Bos
May 2015


Van Lanschot

Van Lanschot

Recently Van Lanschot Bankers acquired a wall piece for their 's-Hertogenbosch office.

The wall object has been given a prominent place in the newly refurbished reception room which reopened at the end of October.

In addition Van Lanschot will present one of my objects with gold at the PAN Amsterdam.

 


Commission in Devon, Great Britain

Commission in Devon, Great Britain

Wall installation in a private house in Devon

Lovers of my work commissioned me to instal several objects in their house close to the sea in Devon.
The pieces I have chosen refer to the colours and special light of this beautiful location.

The openwork structure of the wall piece shows a transition from an open to a more closed surface and changes in colour from a light white to a darker white.


SOFA Chicago

SOFA Chicago

SOFA Chicago in 2014 was a success

Flow Gallery from London presented my work for the 3d time at the SOFA art fair in Chicago.
The fair was very busy and highly appreciated.  

 


2014 - WALL OBJECT IN THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

2014 - WALL OBJECT IN THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

The wall object that was acquired by the Victoria & Albert museum in 2011 has been installed.

The Victoria and Albert Museum has acquired one of my wall objects in 2011.
It has been installed in the Department of Contemporary Ceramics.
This department is located under the dome, right above the main entrance of the museum.

 


2014 - COLLECT

2014 - COLLECT

Collect London

Collect is an annual international art fair for contemporary objects.
It is organized by the Craft Council in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery.
It was the 8th time I was invited to take part in this art fair. My work was presented by Flow Gallery London.


2014 - STUDIO EXHIBITION

2014 - STUDIO EXHIBITION

In late March I presented a "Studio exhibition" in my studio and showroom.

My Studio Exhibition showed an extensive survey of my latest work and objects made during my stay in China.
The exhibition was well received by the many visitors.


2013 - EXHIBITION AT FLOW GALLERY IN LONDON

2013 - EXHIBITION AT FLOW GALLERY IN LONDON

Solo exhibition at Flow Gallery in London.

I had a solo exhibition at Flow Gallery showing my latest work.
There was a large selection of wall objects and spatial work.
At the opening culinary works of art were served by gallery owner Yvonna and her staff.


2013 - ART NIGHT 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

2013 - ART NIGHT 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

During the “Art Night” Wolvers Porselein presented the “Breathing Cloud” made by Dorette Sturm.

As part of the biennial Art Night ’s-Hertogenbosch Wolvers Porcelain presented Dorette Sturm.
For this occasion she made a new version of Breathing Cloud, a light sculpture that was also shown at the Beijing Design Week.


2012 - AANKOOP MUSEUM SMS

2012 - AANKOOP MUSEUM SMS

The Municipal Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch has acquired some of my works.

A number of wall objects and spatial works have been added to its permanent collection.


2012 - SOFA NEW YORK AND SOFA CHICAGO

2012 - SOFA NEW YORK AND SOFA CHICAGO

Henk Wolvers in the USA at SOFA in New York and Chicago.

SOFA (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) is an annual art fair for applied arts in New York (May) and Chicago (November).
My work was presented by the Flow Gallery.


2012 - CHINA

2012 - CHINA

In summer and again in autumn I worked at Sanbao Studios in Jingdezhen.

I went to China twice to work at the Sanbao studios near Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China.
Jingdezhen has been producing pottery for 1700 years and it still plays an important part in its economy.
Sanbao is an international work centre, set up by Jackson Li, where artists can work in residence. It is situated in a picturesque setting on the outskirts of Jengdezhen. Artists can work in an atmosphere of quiet and tranquility.
I was inspired by Jengdezhen and used my personal interpretation in my work.


2010 - EKWC

2010 - EKWC

I worked at the centre for another 3 month period.

The EKWC offers ample facilities to artists of various disciplines to work with clay.
New surroundings and technical possibilities offer the opportunity to experiment and reflect to make new developments possible.


2007 - RADICAL LACE & SUBVERSIVE KNITTING

2007 - RADICAL LACE & SUBVERSIVE KNITTING

Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting was an exhibition of lace and knitting in the broadest sense of the word in the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

In 2006 I was asked to participate in this exhibition, together with 40 artists of various nationalities and disciplines.
Curator David McFadden had visited my gallery and seen my work made at the EKWC.
Because of the lace like structure he wanted to include it in the exhibition.


2007 - JEWELLERY

2007 - JEWELLERY

2007 - Jewellery in cooperation with Hansje and Jaap Jorritsma.

In close cooperation with Hansje and Jaap Jorritsma I designed and made jewellery. My porcelain was mounted in silver by Hansje en Jaap.
The work of the 3 artists constitutes a balanced unity.
Irene van den Hurk designed a wooden box for the jewelery.
The gallery of Hansje and Jaap is in the centre of Eden.


2007 - CARPET

2007 - CARPET

Commission for the Textile Museum in Tilburg to fabricate a tufted carpet.

I designed a carpet and the Tilburg TextielMuseum was commissioned to fabricate it.
The carpet was based on the same design of the 50 piece wall object and was executed in black and white wool with a latex back. Because of the tufting technique it emanates playfulness.


2005 - EKWC

2005 - EKWC

2005 – Work period in the EKWC.

Koos de Jong, director of the EKWC (European Ceramics Work Centre) invited me to work at the centre for a 3 month period.
By drawing and writing with porcelain I created a new direction in my work. I succeeded in developing a new technique to make this feasible.


2004 -RESIDENCE DAKAR

2004 -RESIDENCE DAKAR

The residence in Dakar has been equipped with a wall object.

Carel Weber designed a new residence for the ambassador in Dakar, Senegal.
In the reception hall I installed a wall object made up of 280 white ‘boxes’ with one blue side.
Because of its position in the building the object can be seen from various directions, thus creating different perspectives.