Chantal van Houten

Chantal van Houten is an artist living and working in the Netherlands.

Chantal was born in 1979 in the Netherlands. In 2005 she finished the academy of media and art in Amsterdam and worked several years as a graphic designer. Art for Chantal is bringing emotion, She loves it when a painting really get’s to you, gives you a little tickling. The image is leading to imagination and suggestion and comes alive for the person who looks at it. “I get my inspiration from people, peoples behavior, emotional expressions is for me a recurring theme in my work. With my paintings primarily figurative I want the viewer to experience different emotions. To let people get closer to their emotions and rethink situations.” Characteristic about Chantal’s work is that the portraits don’t have much expression in their faces and is not clear at all only a fragment, the importance lays beneath the non expression. This mandates people to look further and think harder and gets them on an higher emotional level.

Selected exhibitions:

2016 Linus Gallery -California USA Online exhibition

2016 -Great Banyan Art gallery- New Delhi India- group exhibition:
Tales of Art exhibition

2015 Art Fusion Amsterdam Netherlands

2015 Amsterdam Art Fair Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 The Carlos Reid Gallery USA

2015 The Road Gallery, NEW YORK, USA Guest artist

2015 PAKS Gallery castle Hubertendorf Austria – group exhibition

2015 Het Regthuys Nieuwkoop, Netherland – group exhibition

2015 KNSM 301 Amsterdam Netherlands – group exhibition

2015 Marzia Frozen Gallery Berlin, Germany – group exhibition

2014 De Doorloop in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands – group exhibition

2014 Montmartre in Amsterdam Netherlands – group exhibition

2014 Artfair Almere, Netherlands

2014 Rembrandt Art fair Amsterdam Netherlands