HERMA DE WIT

Herma de Wit

The bronze pinecone almost seems to hover in suspension above the wooden base on which it is placed, as if defying gravity despite the characteristics of the materials. Herma de Wit developed her flawless sense of detail and dimension in the fashion world. After studying at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam she built an international career designing for brands such as Marithe & François Girbaud (Paris), Trussardi (Milan) and Scapa (Antwerp).
Her great talent lay in her ability to combine strength, virility and sensitivity with a powerful femininity in her perfectly executed designs. When she made the transition from fashion to art at the end of the nineties, these elements remained the guiding force behind her work. In her sculptural work she seeks the balance between these elements within nature. De Wit’s magnolias and other flowers and branches are often worked in bronze and she sometimes works with wood. Using these essentially solid, strong, masculine materials she captures and exquisitely balances the natural power and fragility of her subjects. Simultaneously her sculptures make the viewer aware of the beauty of the natural habitat in which the works are placed and their relationship to that place.

Yvonne Yzermans, art historian


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-OPEN GARDEN WEEKENDS- 
Overview and presentation new sculptures.
17-18 / 24-25 June 2017 Olympiastraat 1 Amsterdam 1 - 6pm and on appointment.
Contact: +31(0)6 30307332 herma.dewit@xs4all.nl

Several works at Graanmarkt in Antwerp 2016-2017 www.graanmarkt13.be

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2017 - Branch "frittillaria persica" - bronze / concrete - 22x90x32cm

Herma de Wit
The delicate row of flowers in „Sense of Security” seem to gently sway with the wind, a remarkable experience given the unyielding nature of the material.

The work exudes a feeling of calm security and offers the viewer a moment of reflection.
2015 Yvonne Yzermans, art historican

CV

  • 2017 Exhibit bunch asparagus Rijksstudioaward 2017

  • 2016-2017 Various works available at Graanmarkt in Antwerp www.graanmarkt13.be

  • 2016 Summer garden exhibition John Halvemaan Buitenveldert

  • 2015 New work presentation and Christmas drink

  • 2015 Participation Open Garden Days Amsterdam 19th, 20th and 21st of June 2015

  • 2015 Participation ARTZUID International Sculpture Route, Amsterdam

  • 2014 ELLE DECORATION publication december 2014

  • 2014 Participation "Kunst in duin" Landgoed & Kasteel Keukenhof Lisse

  • 2014 Private garden Exhibition SCULPTURES and LIGHTOBJECT

  • 2013 Some work presented at the house of More Than Classic Woonbeurs Rai Amsterdam
    "Summer exposition FLOWER sculptures"
    Geelvinck museum Keizersgracht 633 Amsterdam
    Exhibition "ART MEETS DESIGN" DIS STUDIO, Amsterdam

  • 2012 "Kunst in duin" 27 aug.- 2 sept. Exhibition DJ DE BOER HUISARTS

  • 2011 Participate in Charity Event Ninos de Guatamala at FIFTEEN Amsterdam 30 okt. 2011 "Kunst in duin"

  • 2009 Exhibition at Wester-Amstel Amstelveen

  • 2007 Sculpture with Marianne van der Kooij

  • 2004 Drawing with Juul van de Heuvel. Painting with Siert Dallinga

  • 1999 – 2005 Ceramics lessons with Marjan de Voogd

  • 1996 – 1997 Knitwear stylist for brand Just B, A'dam

  • 1995 – 1996 Stylist for brand Scapa, responsible for knitwear, jeans and swimwear

  • 1989 – 1995 Own label; ‘Herma de Wit’, couture tailor-made women

  • 1984 – 1986 Teacher at the Vogue Fashion Academy, Amsterdam

  • 1981 – 1995 Designer and stylist for various brands; Marithe & François Girbaud (Paris) and Trussardi (Milan)

  • 1979-1983 Rietveld Academy