Internationally recognized artist Henk Pander will be teaching a very special painting workshop with a life model in the CCC Drawing and Painting Studio on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break.
Pander, who was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, is represented in prestigious museums and collections across the globe, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. An award-winning participant in CCC’s ninth annual Au Naturel in 2015, Pander has also been the recipient of many other prestigious awards, including: the Regional Arts and Cultural Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 2006-07; the State of Oregon Governor's Award for the Arts in 2005; the Oregon Arts Commission Master Fellowship for Painting in 1991; and two awards in national competitions in the Netherlands in 1961 -- the Silver Medal in the Prix de Rome and the Talens Prize.
The workshop will be held in the Drawing/Painting Studio of the CCC Art Center, and is free to CCC students enrolled in winter term art classes and open to the general public for a $20 fee. During this workshop, participants will gain greater insight into the artist’s personal process and practice this approach in a productive, hands-on session. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For a materials list and to register, contact Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472.
Pander has been a huge force in the Portland art scene for half a century, and is not only a master of figurative painting and an accomplished portraitist, but his vast body of work also encompasses a wide range of other subjects, including plein air landscapes, still lifes, and powerful depictions of contemporary events, in addition to 25 years of experience as a set designer for theater and dance.
"My paintings reflect personal experience, giving form to events I have witnessed throughout my life, where individual experience meets historical time,” Pander explains. “In an attempt to make visual sense out of contemporary dilemma, I deal with issues such as the passage of time, entropy and loss, in the form of memories of war and childhood, portraits involving aging and personal history, vanitas still lifes, and technology versus the natural world. Believing that technical excellence adds to aesthetic pleasure, I have consistently maintained a concern with careful composition, a rich and intimate surface, a quality of atmosphere, and fine drawing."
Pander will also be serving as the juror for a show at the Cannon Beach Gallery entitled From Life that ties into CCC’s Tenth Annual Au Naturel. The show, which will run from February 27th to March 26th, will also feature a painting by Pander himself. For more information about this juried show, please visit this webpage.
For more information about Pander and his artwork, please visit his website.
Henk Pander • "Nightwatch" • Oil on Linen • 81" x 59" • 2015