A few words about Bianca, the artist, the friend, the harbour where dreams begin.
Imagine a garden with delicate orchids. She stands amidst them, her hands poised in mid-air, so gracefully, eyelids downward, bare feet, poised in glittering garments, she
moves as the heart centre of white petals, she moves but the stillness invades you and her down cast eyes tell you more of the secrets in a woman's heart than if she looked you in the face.
As a woman, it was when I first saw her dancing that I fell in love with her.
It seems a thousand years ago, it seems forever that we have known each other. Our daily lives mingled, but it was her art that so often fed my poetry, her battles to win mine. Like a butterfly she touches at every art form, creating it and from it, with a brush or hands moulding plaster, with paint, charcoal, pencil, words, or silver threads….
And she finds you, spurs you on, gives you a single word from which a mountain of words can follow, and she listens to the silence between you, the magic moment when a new idea is born, the tragic mask lifted to appease the muse.
She is a pure artist at heart. Absorbing life experience, like the delicate brush dips into water to make the colour flow, the title behind it is always "truth". And as truth involves pain and joy, success and failure, dreams and heart wrenching voids, she fills them, recreates them, performs them, takes us with her in the fascinating journey, a bottomless well of inspiration.
The door to her studio is wide open. She beckons for you to enter, to absorb, to find your own self in finding her.
She makes it happen…
Patrizia de Rachewiltz,
poet and translator
My name is Bianca Tangande, I have been working as a visual artist since 1979 in
's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. During the years I have acquired abundant experience as performer, designer, artist's initiator or instructor. Also through workshops of dance mask performance in groups of children, youths, grown-ups and elderly people.
This experience has taught me that a vast range of people is receptive and interested in different cultures.
Thanks to them my art work is exhibited or performed, wishing to establish a particular self while bringing it forth as a personal gift for a beloved one.
My art works consist in what I see as invulnerability and therefore typically my own:
· Drawings of faces in sketch form, where the moment of recognition creates the essential inner self of the person who meets me.
· Masks with external features of the person, the tangible frozen quality of the work process in relation to me.
· Watercolour landscapes, lyrical and abstract of my inner perceptions.
· Pictures of observations capturing a special light fall, colour or form, an intimate moment of detail of my immediate surrounding.
· Hats, unique with sand portrait drawing.
· Paintings with own made pigment paint with a brush drawing
On commission I create many-sided and broad-oriented work: the work process by mutual agreement, sound and personal, the realization self-willed and stylish, from analogue to digital. I am influenced in my work by my Indonesian/African descent, by the colours and forms of these cultures and lines as Matisse paints them.
My sources of inspiration are my daughters Lieve and Veerle, who continuously push me to a new life pattern, showing me the ever changing emotional sides of life.
Different forms are: drawings, pictures, watercolours, masks, paintings, hats and objects.
A quotation from my diary:
My studio is jammed with work, yet they want something else.
This something else is to set my own stamp on the final art work. I could interpret the assignment as a means of communication between the commissioner and me. Separate…
I am someone running to extremes or standing still.
Translation: Patrizia de Rachewiltz
Deelname symposium met Internationale beeldend kunstenaars.
the 1st International Environmental Art Symposium "Zone Zero-Gallikos River" in Kilkis, Greece. The symposium is organized by TEETOTUM (artist Georgia Grigoriadou) in collaboration with World Art Delft and Atermon Group and is held in Atermon, Athletic Camp, 30 km from Thessaloniki, from 24 to 31 May 2009.
World art centre Delft: wad dreams en recycle ART
September 2008 - januari 2009
Wederzijds filosofen ontmoeten beeldende kunst
Van 2 november - 14 december samenstelling Oscar en Robbert Schrover
Thumb California : een internationaal mailart Thumb project.
Sidac, Internationale mailART Leiden, the Netherlands
Little Hat, 2011, Intaglio, Dry Point, 18,5 x 29,5 cm – 220`