Incredibly dynamic abstract painting by Belgian artist, Yolanda Wassenhove. The large format image consists of frantic strokes creating a web like matrix over amorphous fields of blue, yellow ochre, black, white, and magenta hues. The painting is almost a storm of color with the line work acting as lightening strikes against clouds of pigment. The painting is signed and dated by the artist (2001). Flip the painting over to reveal an endearing inscription from the artist. It appears this was a gift to the original owner with a note of thanks.
Yolanda Wassenhove is an artist known for the great variety in her works ranging from classical to modern.
Wassenhove lived and studied in America at the Maryland College of Art and Design for a period before returning to her native Belgium. The artist completed her academic training at the School of Visual Arts in Overijse.
She successfully participated in several exhibitions in Washington D.C. in 1980 and 1992. There she received the 3rd Prize from the Corcoran Academy. Since 1980 she has participated in several domestic and foreign solo and group exhibitions including the “International Artistic Forum” in 1996 in the Casino Costa Blanca Villajoyosa (Spain) and in 2000 in the Werkzuigmuseum Remscheid (Germany).
Wassenhove received several awards including the “Grand Prix International de Deauville-France” Medal of Honor in 1996 from the Belgian Honorary Consul in Alicante (Spain).
She also received the Silver Cross of Merit in the “Order of the Netherlands y la Hispanidad” presented to her in 2006 by the Ambassador of Colombia in Brussels. Wassenhove’s work can be found in private collections throughout Europe, The USA, and Australia.