Welcome | Hadassah Emmerich

Welcome to the extraordinary artist Hadassah Emmerich, who joins the Galerie Ron Mandos family.

Galerie Ron Mandos is pleased to announce the representation of Brussels-based artist Hadassah Emmerich (NL, 1974).

Over the past decades, Emmerich has gained recognition for her colorful paintings and murals that excite the senses. Abstracted and fragmented female nudes blend with lush shapes of plants or tropical fruits. Vibrant colors are subtly interwoven with muted tones, and on closer inspection it is not so clear whether the abstracted women’s bodies are an innocent celebration of sensuality, or an involuntary objectification. Emmerich depicts the paradox of simultaneous attraction and repulsion, intimacy and cool detachment, seduction and critique. In this way, she succeeds in making the act of looking truly provocative.

The gallery has invited Emmerich to open her first solo exhibition in the gallery on Saturday January 28th, 2023. For the exhibition Botanical Body Bliss, Emmerich created new paintings, vinyl collages and a mural design. She will mount an immersive show in which the visitor steps into a colorful erotic jungle. As in her recent exhibitions at Bonnefanten and Kunsthal Kade, an ornamental fusion world is presented through the work, in which body parts and plant motifs merge into new species. Botanical Body Bliss is running from January 28 through March 5, 2023.⁠

On Saturday January 28th, 2023 we will be welcoming you to the official opening of the exhibition Botanical Body Bliss. During the opening, Mirjam Westen (FormerCurator of Contemporary Art, Museum Arnhem) will tell us more about the works of Hadassah Emmerich, who had one of her first solo exhibitions at Museum Arnhem in 2003.

Discover the works and the artist's studio here

More information about the artist can also be found on the artists website: hadassahemmerich.com or follow us on Instagram @galerieronmandos for the latest updates.

For questions or inquiries, please send an email to gallery director Nick Majoor via nick@ronmandos.nl.

ABOUT Hadassah Emmerich

Hadassah Emmerich was born in 1974, in the Netherlands
She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Hadassah Emmerich explores recurring themes like the body and identity, the sensory and the sensual, the commodification of the erotic and the exotic. The sensuality of her painting resides not only on the surface of the erotic image, but also in her refined use of colour and technical execution. Since 2016, Emmerich has worked with a new painting technique, using stencils cut from vinyl flooring, which she covers with ink and then impresses onto canvas, paper or a wall. Referring to the visual language of advertising and Pop art, she creates images that both aestheticise and problematize the female body. She depicts the paradox of simultaneous attraction and repulsion, intimacy and cool detachment, seduction and critique. In this way, Emmerich succeeds in making the act of looking truly provocative.

Hadassah Emmerich studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, HISK Flanders and Goldsmiths College, London. She had exhibitions at Bonnefanten, Maastricht, NL; Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, NL; The Royal Palace, Amsterdam, NL; CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels, BE; ISA Art Gallery, Jakarta, ID; De Garage, Mechelen BE; KANAL, Brussels, BE; Museum Arnhem, NL; GEM, The Hague, NL; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE; SCHUNCK, Heerlen, NL. Her work is represented in the collections of a.o. Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; Federal Government, Brussels; Rijksmuseum Amsterdam; Bonnefanten, Maastricht; Flemish Parliament, Brussels; Kunstmuseum Den Haag; Museum Arnhem, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague.