Astrid Oudheusden has an unmistakable style. Straddling the boundaries of illustration and fine art, the painter creates simplified scenes with a bold colour palette.
After finishing art school, Oudheusden dedicated her time to painting, particularly using oil paints. She explains: "Being a painter offers me the possibility to watch the world, its people and turn all these observations into small theatrical settings.
"I love watching people, listening to them and transforming all that into a painting or drawing. Often I become obsessed with a subject: portraits, puberty, lonely women, office workers. The only way to handle the obsession is to paint."
In an upcoming exhibition presented by the House of Vans London, the Dutch artist's work will be showcased to the public. Exploring Oudheusden’s bold signature style and enduring themes of people, faces and landscapes, the world she presents in Daily Life (Of Others) takes the viewer beyond the façade of humankind, depicting real emotions of lost and lonely people, hungry for connectedness and belonging.
To coincide, a panel discussion moderated by art curator Cairo Clarke will also take place at the close of the exhibition on Friday 6 October in the House of Vans cinema space. The exhibition opens on Thursday 28 September, visit the website for further details.