ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tessel van der Putte is a Dutch artist, writer and scholar who paints abstracted and feminist artworks. She holds a Master degree in International Law and Human rights and a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges. Currently, she lives in Geneva, where she works for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
From a young age onwards, Tessel has been trained in fashion design, fine arts and art history - albeit most of the fine arts as an autodidact. Her artworks are politically and socially engaged while drawing from different spiritualities and philosophies. We see how colour, for example, plays a significant role in all her work, drawing back to symbolisms within the Ayurveda.
Especially on the topic of intersectional feminism, she uses painting as a tool of healing and storytelling. Her works are ultimately about introspection, aiming to reclaim and re-capture the experience and narrative of 'femininity'. Tessellated in cubist-like contrasts, light and shadow, the artworks are an embodiment of our feminine and masculine energy, and those dualities that we all carry within us.
The artworks on canvas come with a custom-made wooden frame and are accompanied by an in-depth article explaining the meaning behind the artwork.
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