Nachtdieren bij Helen Roeten

Nachtdieren, het programma van Raven van Dorst, is op bezoek geweest in het atelier van Helen Roeten en bij The Living Museum Project.

De aflevering werd woensdag 12 januari 2022 om 21:17 uur uitgezonden bij BNNVARA op NPO3.

Neem een kijkje in het kleurrijke museum en atelier van Helen Roeten.

The Living Museum Project

Het is een plek waar kunstenaars met een psychische kwetsbaarheid kunst maken, aan sociale projecten werken en waar ontwikkeling van kunstenaarschap centraal staat. Helen Roeten is artistiek leider en initiatiefneemster van dit project.

Onze Living Museum Project-kunstenaar Margo van Strijp staat tijdens het bezoek van Nachtdieren model voor een Zoom-sessie.


New Work


New Artwork

Life Drawings

November 10 : Nasim inspired by the art of Anna Guntner

To join this online zoom life drawing session please sign in for email newsletter on this website. The sessions are on donation base. Zoomlink and info will be send to you by email newsletter.

Zoom online life drawing session inspired by the Polish artist Anna Gutner. Model : Nasim Luczaj.

Host and art director Helen Roeten.

19.45 – 22.00 Amsterdam time 18.45 -21.00 UK

5, 10 , 15 and 30 min poses

Artist of inspiration Anna Guntner :

Anna GÜNTNER(1933 – 2013) The artist was born in 1933 in Poznań. Her work could be characterised as poetic or metaphorical, having a lot it common with Surrealist and fantastic painting and yet staying fully autonomous and original. The painter created her own significant style that she cultivated her whole life. She studied at professor Zbignie Pronaszko’s studio and graduated from Cracow Academy of Fine Arts in 1958, the same year that Pronaszko died.

Shortly after graduating she started her artistic career. Her work was recognised both in Poland and abroad. She had many monographic exhibitions and has participated in substantial number of collective ones for example in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, New York and Los Angeles. In 1980s she stopped painting. Her motives behind this decision are not clear. Her painting, seemingly joyful, often with erotic undertones has many possible interpretations. The figure that Güntner most usually depicts is one of a perfect body, a bit whimsical woman often accompanied by male figures. Melancholic heroines and heroes of her paintings are from time to time replaced by everyday objects and utensils, enlarged and floating in space. This is how the artist underlines objects autonomy of being. All of the elements are shown in unknown, oneiric realm. Those landscapes are exactly opposite to the view the artists has seen out of her apartment window in Nowa Huta. The artist is inspired by old masters paintings, seeking motives and even whole characters in Dutch pieces, background scenery in Renaissance Italian painting. Her work can be seen in many different contexts. Excellent craftsmanship, refined drawing and multitude of meanings make Anna Güntner an important artist who brings new light into the art history discourse.

The artist died in Cracow in 2013.

art by Anna Guntner

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The Painters Project by Eric Ceccarini on exhibition in Fremin Gallery New York

The Painters Project now on exhibition in New York

Very proud to have my art work in the paintersproject by Eric Ceccarini on exhibition in New York. Last month I was 5 days in Ibiza to work with Eric Ceccarini , fantastic models and stylist Giusi Ferrato on a new serie for the painter project. To have such a great photographer en his best models is so inspiring. I painted on the skin with pigments pure pigments. Very detailed patters in gold , silver, blue and sienna. The light in Ibiza is magic and so is working together as a team. Now the first photos of that collaboration are shown in the Fremin Gallery in partnership with LAtelier in New York.

ERIC CECCARINI “THE PAINTERS PROJECT” November 4th – December 31st


New website Helen Roeten. On this website info about my art , exhibitions and zoom life drawing sessions

I am very happy to share with you information about my art , exhibtions and upcomig zoom life drawing sessions.

November is an exciting month. Yesterday was the opening in gallery in NY of the paintings i made on models in Ibiza . A very inspiring project of phtographer Eric Ceccarini.

Tomorrow the opening of exhibition : Casa Chromatic . Curated by Sue Kreitzman and gallery The Arts Project in London. Sue Kreitzman, the queen of colour and a group of 33 dynamic artists invite you in their house of colour. Very happy to be one of the artists. Made art dolls , art fabric for this

Zoom online life drawing sessions I organise and host each wednesday : 19.45 till 22.00 Amsterdam time. On donation base.

Two hour life drawing sessions with international art models and a wonderful group af artists all over the world taking part.

November 10 : Nasim , inspired by the art of Anna Guntner