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Petra Hart  (1972)

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MAKING WORLDS. The bright world of happiness.
Petra Hart is a digital artist and has been working on her series of art pieces for her collection Making Worlds, since 2006.
Petra's work is highly imaginative and is created on the computer. It is one hundred percent digital and produces by transferring images directly from computer generated digital files to photographic materials, making it a highly contemporary production process and giving the highest quality in terms of brightness, clarity, sharpness and color saturation. The final layer is liquid glass with Swarovski Crystals or diamonds. Handmade.

In 2010 she exhibited at Art Amsterdam ‘10 for the first time, after having had a successful exhibition, Manga, at the Kerseboom Gallery, in Amsterdam. This exhibition included work by contemporary Japanese artists like Takashi Murakami, Aya Toshikawa, Saori Nakamishi, Noriko Ito, Aya Rokkaku, Aya Takano, Maki Hosokawa, Hiro Ando and Yoshitomo Nara. Since September 2010 she has had several exhibitions at the Wanrooij Gallery from Arnhem in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and New York City.

Her works of art often features nature; beautiful flowers, the earth, the sea, rivers. For Petra the world is a polar system, just as in nature. Everything balances out everything else and so it is neutral again. She is here for the positive.

‘Nature is the best idea anybody ever came up with.
Humans draw from the earth, whether it be money or creativity, or imagination!
Everything stems from the universe - it truly is the most important concept there is.
It is such a great concept that everyone can simply live.’


At the moment she is very interested in miniscule life and its structures. She often uses her microscope or looks at the moon and the stars through her telescope. Over the years she has collected things from nature; shells, branches, starfishes, skeletons, butterflies or bird’s nests and insects, stones, rocks or flowers. She dries them and collects them all in her studio where they lie, waiting to be drawn.

She generally only create positive things, to take the good things from life. To get people to look at the world in a different way, by creating a skyline, for example, with people dancing on the skyscrapers, mountains with cut-out circles, the enlargement of insects or radiolarians. The image alienates, one does exist and the other one doesn’t. Petra hopes this makes people think again about the world in which we live. The foundation, the beauty.

And that's what Making Worlds is about.

2012

WILLEM KERSEBOOM GALLERY AMSTERDAM
‘Memorable Encounters: Han Yajuan, Petra Hart, Noriko Ito’

ART LEASE | Contemporary Art Cultura EDE
‘Metamorfose’

LXRY MASTERS AMSTERDAM WANROOIJ GALLERY ARNHEM
Artists: Christian Voigt, Anna Tas, Joseph Klibansky, Koo Sang Woo, Petra Hart

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR BRUSSELS, LONDON > WANROOIJ GALLERY

WILLEM KERSEBOOM GALLERY AMSTERDAM

WANROOIJ GALLERY ARNHEM­­

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2011

ROTTERDAMSE SCHOUWBURG / CITYTHEATRE ROTTERDAM Video & Stills at Mediawall
Artists: Elza Jo, Daniela Swarowsky, Maurice Heesen, Petra Hart, Dario Tortorelli, Rince de Jong, Carina Hesper, Risk Hazekamp

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR AMSTERDAM, BRUSSELS, NEW YORK CITY, LONDON > WANROOIJ GALLERY
Artists: Christian Voigt, Anna Tas, Joseph Klibansky, Koo Sang Woo, Petra Hart

MILJONAIR FAIR AMSTERDAM > WANROOIJ GALLERY

ART FAIR EINDHOVEN > WANROOIJ GALLERY

OPEN ART FAIR UTRECHT > WANROOIJ GALLERY

ARTI 11 DEN HAAG > WANROOIJ GALLERY


2010

WILLEM KERSEBOOM GALLERY
‘Manga in Amsterdam’
Artists: Takashi Murakami, Petra Hart, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiro Ando, Aya Toshikawa, Saori Nakamishi, Sumoro Kanashiwa & Potchi Moop, Mosquito Cheng, Luo Hui, Chen Fei, Feng Zhengquan, Noriko Ito, Han Yajuan, Aya Rokkaku, Maki Hosokawa, Aya Takano, Stella La, ATM-Art

ART AMSTERDAM 2010 Edition 26 > WILLEM KERSEBOOM GALLERY
Artists: Marck, Nina Nolte, Aya Toshikawa, Teiji Hayama, Feng Zhengjie, Luo Hui, Chen Fei, Yuji, Motel7, Han Yajuan, ATM-Art, Petra Hart

ARTSLANT 3RD 2010 SHOWCASE WINNER ‘UNDERWATER LOVE’ category Mixed-Media

MILJONAIR FAIR AMSTERDAM > WANROOIJ GALLERY


ARTI 10 DEN HAAG > WANROOIJ GALLERY

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR AMSTERDAM > WANROOIJ GALLERY AND GALLERY RUDOLF V


2009 2008 -2007

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR AMSTERDAM > GALLERY RUDOLF V


2006

WERELDMUSEUM ROTTERDAM

GALLERY RUDOLF V AMSTERDAM
Artists: Flore Zoe, Petra Hart, Annemieke Alberts

Assignment AJAX Soccerclub Amsterdam and ALLIANZ Insurance


2005

GO GALLERY AMSTERDAM

GALLERY WALLS

Assignment ING Banking

ROODKAPJE Rotterdam

NIEUWE ONTWERPERS Rotterdam


2004

SOTHEBTY’S NEW COLLECTORS OVERALL EXHIBITION

POP ART GALLERY ARTE VISTA

GALLERY WALLS

Assignment HOLLAND AMERICA LINE


2003

GALLERY WALLS

Café DIVAS AMSTERDAM

Werken Toon afbeeldingen in apart venster


Wonders of Life, 2012, 80 x 120 cm


Human Nature, 2010, 80 x 120 cm


Underwater Love, 80 x 120 cm


Peach Tree, 80 x 120 cm


Funny Windmills in China, 100 x 150 cm


Yana Li
Walls