Artists in the Collection

Tjibbe Hooghiemstra

Born 1957, Tytsjerk, Holland

Tjibbe Hooghiemstra is a Dutch artist who has built up many connections in Ireland, including a stint as artist in residence at Annaghmakerrig, and the Cill Rialaig Project in County Kerry.

He regularly teaches at the University of Ulster and the National College of Art and Design. His work is a considered philosophical engagement with the landscape. The landscape is not taken as established; it is looked at, scrutinized, and re-worked. The quality of the Irish environment, the water, the light and the rain, are all dealt with, recorded and layered into his work. This is an artist for whom materials are important. Paper is not just a support, it is an integral part of his artworks. His use of collage is also crucial, and as the viewer can see, it represents a delicate balance between losing and finding the image in each of the drawings and paintings.

Tjibbe Hooghiemstra works in Ireland and the Netherlands.