Monique van den Hout
Illustration, Bergen Op Zoom Noord-Brabant Netherlands
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Brief Summary
Each new piece, in commission or otherwise, is a new beginning for me every time in terms of style, technique and visual appearance. Even after 20 years I still return to a blank sheet to start. Then bit-by-bit images evolve. It doesn’t happen directly in my studio in Bergen op Zoom, but overall: on the road, on my bike, in and on the water. Giving shape to what is not immediately tangible. Illustrations and images are not decoration; they are broader and more expansive, opening a new perspective. In editorial work (for newspapers and magazines) it is an invitation to read the story in the text. In picture books, by really tasting the story, there are more layers to be discovered. My portraits portray the inside, the inner world. My own work communicates deeper emotions, non-verbally. In pictograms, logos, prints for intercultural communication, the image has to have the power of transcending language to communicate the message.

For commissions purchase of original work, exhibitions and/or collaboration, feel free to get in touch!
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This website is a window into my world and processes.
Plastic Soup Foundation, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Noordbrabants Museum, Locus Publicus, Boboti, GGD, Chiarico, NIBUD, Clavis, Style, DUIKEN, Erfgoed Brabant, Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch, Getijden, LOI, House of Performance, Kennisnet, Artbox | AH, Postbank, SWP Nino, YUTE, ANWB, DPS, TCTJtv, AD, TM, ZonMW, Kosmos, VEH, KUNVox, BNDeStem, Bloem&Plant, Malmberg, GIZ, Fresh, The Sustainables.

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