De Henau has for some time been painting a series of ordinary, everyday objects.
In her simple compositions she gives a contemporary allure to still-life, flowers and other age-old themes. She brings passion and stillness together. Her works are built up meticulously layer upon layer. She experiences this approach as ‘meditative and calming’.In a quest for the essence and the soul, in her paintings she instills a variety of themes with both strength and inspiration, all expressed with delicate refinement and an eye for detail. Forgetting time and space, Ria De Henau paints worlds on an expanded scale.She highlights rich colors in a pared-down aesthetic approach: it is an invitation to the viewer.
RIA DE HENAU was born in Opbrakel in 1954, grew up in Geraardsbergen and now lives in Ghent (Belgium).