has to be forgotten: beauty must be realized
van der Putt appeals to the viewer directly and immediately. Her work
is an invitation to the eyes and nothing else is needed to appreciate
it. Esthetics is her main concern. With no more than necessary, HvdP says
a lot. The works speak. Driven by intuition and a basic sense of forms
and colours, she creates work that cannot be caught in one style or movement.
as a painter, at the Rietveld Academy Heleen
van der Putt discovered photography as another
means of expression. The language of the photos is similar to the way
she paints. The eye decides. Her fascinations vary from ascetic environments
to graphic forms to riotous settings like dogshows.
van der Putt's
background is in communications copywriting. So she also knows
how to use words to communicate in a straight and direct way. It's
no wonder that HvdP adds text to her images in some exhibitions, for example
in Fremdkörper (Cacaofabriek Helmond, 2004) and in GOud West (Amsterdam, 2009).