对话 | 希尔德加德·汉森 Artist Interview: Hildegarde Handsaeme

独立映像:从什么时候开始,你觉得自己应该用艺术来表达自己,特别是用绘画?有什么特别的事情启发了你吗?
希尔德加德·汉森:记得很小的时候,大概是5岁,我看到了毕加索的作品。给我留下了很深的印象,我被震惊了。
后来,上学的时候,我记得班上有一个同学,他的父亲是画家,我就幻象当一名画家是一件多么幸福的事!
我一直也很喜欢签名。
许多年后,当我32岁时,我画第一张很大的画!

《吻》布面丙烯 70x50x4cm 2020
Lekiss, acrylic on canvas, 70x50x4cm, 2020

独立映像:我们在你的画作中总能看到女性形象,传递着爱与柔情。对你而言,这一主题(女性形象)的意义何在?
希尔德加德·汉森:女性形象对我而言很重要。女性自然的生理构造对于创造新的线条,是上天赐予的礼物。男人是直线,不能提供太多的选择。女性线条可以发展出很多可能性,无穷的可能性。还有,很多世纪以来,女性在照顾、爱恋、关怀、抚慰中扮演着核心角色,她很坚强。这些是女性拥有的重要的价值属性,也让女性变得更加重要。

《飞翔的爱人》布面丙烯 100x80x4cm 2011
Flying Lovers, acrylic on canvas, 100x80x4cm, 2011

独立映像:在一个男性占主导的艺术世界,你认为有必要把自己和他们区分开来,将自己定义为女性艺术家吗?如果是,在艺术上,有何不同?
希尔德加德·汉森:就像几乎所有职业一样,女性要在艺术世界中展现自己也是更加困难的。男性往往会更受到重视。

《研究》布面丙烯 100x80x4cm 2011
Etude, acrylic on canvas, 100x80x4cm, 2011

独立映像:可以和我们谈谈你一天的工作吗?
希尔德加德·汉森:我的一天从安静的早餐、阅读新闻开始。之后,我检查电子邮件,花很多时间在网络上宣传自己。
完成一件新作品之后,我会花很多时间来拍摄高质量的照片,进一步地编辑,再发布到网上。
下午我在纸上画一些素描。每天的情况都会有所不同。有时很快就感到,这些线条可以发展成一幅绘画草图,有时这个过程很缓慢。
然后我把草图在更大的纸上放大,最后在品质更好的纸张上画出来。
画油画也是相同的步骤,除了把草图画在中等大小的纸张上。所以说画大幅的画会更加困难。最后,还得找到最适合的色彩。
画油画要花很多天的时间,特别是尽可能把颜料涂抹均匀的时候,需要很多层,而白色是很难获得均匀的颜色。
一天结束之前我会再次检查邮件,回复邮件。

《自由鸟》布面丙烯 100x80x4cm 2016
L’Oiseau de Liberté, acrylic on canvas, 100x80x4cm, 2016

独立映像:最近在画什么?有什么新的工作计划吗?
希尔德加德·汉森:我最近完成的画作是《轻浮的爱》。寻找新的线条总是充满乐趣的挑战。

Artist Interview: Hildegarde Handsaeme

Independent & Image Art Space: From what time did you feel you should express yourself with art, especially with painting? Were there any specific events inspired you to do it?
Hildegarde Handsaeme: What I can remember is that as a small child (about 5 years old) Isaw Picasso’s work. I was very impressed by this and the works got stuck inline.
At a later age, when I was in school, I remember a student in the class and his father was a painter, I made myself wondering how happy that painter should be!
I also always liked to sign.
Many years later, when I was 32 years old,I made my first drawing in a large format!

Independent & Image Art Space: We can always find female figures in your paintings, which deliver the message of love and tenderness. To you, what are the meanings of the theme(the female figures)?
Hildegarde Handsaeme: The woman is important to me. The natural biological construction of the woman is a real gift for creating new lines. A man is straight and therefore does not give as many options. With the feminine line I can go in all directions, it is endless. Moreover, the woman has always been central to the care, affection, concern and tenderness over the centuries, moreover, she is a very strong being. These are valuable properties that are much more dominant in the woman and this may therefore be accentuated.

Independent & Image Art Space: In an art world dominated by male artists, do you think is it necessary to identify yourself different from them, as a female artist? If yes, what are the differences in terms of art?
Hildegarde Handsaeme: As in almost all professions, it is also more difficult for women to manifest themselves in the art world. Men are taken more seriously.

Independent & Image Art Space: Could you please let us know what’s your work-day like?
Hildegarde Handsaeme: My day starts with a quiet breakfast and news. Afterward, I check my emails and a lot of time is put into promoting myself online.
When a new work is made, there is still a lot of time to make a good photo that needs to be further edited to be posted online.
In the afternoon some sketches are put on paper. Depending on the day to day, a constructive line is quickly or not quickly found that seems to be worth developing further.
The sketch is then enlarged on a larger sheet of paper to finally bring a final design on good paper.
The making of a painting is done in the same way, except that the sketches are only drawn on a medium-sized paper. Itis therefore not so easy to draw the design in large format. Afterward, find out which colors combine best.
Painting a canvas takes many days, especially when one strives for perfection to display the colors as evenly as possible. This requires many layers and white is a very difficult color to get even.
My day ends with checking emails again and replying to them.

Independent & Image Art Space: What do you paint recently? Do you have any new working plan?
Hildegarde Handsaeme: My last painting is Amourette. Finding a new line is always a fun challenge.