Mar 23, 2022
This week, we speak with Wieteke Heldens about her NFT works in our current exhibition, including discussions about the importance of titles in artwork, the positive consequences of painting while smoking, the impetus for filming the creation of a painting, how chronic illness has shaped her practice, dealing with the guilt of not being in the studio, and the difficulty of making green paintings.
Wieteke Heldens graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, in 2007. Heldens’ work has been shown internationally, including the Kunstmuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Denmark, South Korea, Japan, and the United States. She has also worked as an artist-in-residence in Chongqing, China and Turin, Italy. In 2013 Heldens won the Royal Award for Modern Painting in the Netherlands. She is a recipient of a Stipendium for Established Artists of the Mondriaan Fund.