Landscape and people are common subject matter when it comes to paintings, but artist Cecile Van Hanja flies in the face of these muses. Instead, she turns her attention to modern architecture, showing the world that they aren't just works of three dimensional art. She interprets their strong lines and bright colors in subtly abstract ways that will enamor anyone.
Based in Haarlem, the Netherlands, Cecile Van Hanja doesn't just focus on the form of these manmade structures. She writes, "In urban environments we are inundated daily with information and hectic impressions. I seek a balance between this outer city life and my private world. In my studio I create the tranquility I need to be in direct contact with myself. Studio space is a recurring motif in my oeuvre, painting."