A ton going on in the art world this week, as Miami has taken off as the center of the universe, but back in LA, some great things are happening as well. Willem Hoeffnagel is a painter from the Netherlands, one that we continually have an eye one, and he will be showing works in the Thinkspace viewing room. Born in 1995 in Arnhem, he has always been interested in drawing and painting from an early age. After leaving a bachelor in entrepreneurship in Amsterdam, Willem enrolled in ArtEZ Zwolle to study illustration design. During that time he focused on his personal style while also experimenting with new techniques and ideas.

The recognizable figures that feature in Willem’s work have been close to him for more than a decade. Using the figures as a placeholder for a person, whether himself or someone else, it allows him to portray a scene or part of a small story to the viewer without putting to much attention to who it’s meant to be.