Ernst van Hoek



Ernst van Hoek is a Dutch Berlin based graphic designer and artist. Since the beginning of 2020 and inspired by the father of collage Henri Matisse, he has started exploring the world of the paper cut-out collages. He approaches the creation of imagery in a personal and unique manner, with a bright and contrasting use of colour. A wide range of sources, photographs and real objects inspire his fascination with contemporary representation of the queer body and queerness in general. His practice embodies the experiences he has with people in the marginalised queer community – both on- and offline. It’s no stretch to say that queerness continues to render one an outlaw in society. He finds: “Given the disturbing circumstances our world currently is facing, I consider it to be a matter of utmost urgency to speak out now. We, the queer community, must look out for how our freedoms might be stripped from us and to resist the encroachments of fascism and oppression. In any case, the dark cloud did not arise just now – it only became more visible.” Van Hoek embarked the journey of showcasing queerness in all its layers and complexities, by displaying ‘otherness’ in context of our still predominantly heteronormative society. In his quest he is continuously researching, questioning and demanding the Queer Utopia.Van Hoek has shown works in group shows in the Netherlands, Athens and Berlin.

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