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Maria Hees

Published: 30.01.2020
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Maria Hees. Vase: Vide, 2020. Ceramic, raku.. 17 x 8 x 22 cm. From series: Vide. Maria Hees
Vase: Vide, 2020
Ceramic, raku.
17 x 8 x 22 cm
From series: Vide
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Maria Hees. Vase: Vide, 2020. Ceramic, glaze.. 17 x 8 x 22 cm. From series: Vide. Maria Hees
Vase: Vide, 2020
Ceramic, glaze.
17 x 8 x 22 cm
From series: Vide
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Maria Hees. Vase: Vide, 2019. Ceramic, glaze.. 17 x 6 x 22 cm. From series: Vide. Maria Hees
Vase: Vide, 2019
Ceramic, glaze.
17 x 6 x 22 cm
From series: Vide
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Maria Hees. Bag: Muff, 2019. Leather, fake fur.. 25 x 5 x 28 cm. From series: Muff. Maria Hees
Bag: Muff, 2019
Leather, fake fur.
25 x 5 x 28 cm
From series: Muff
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Maria Hees. Bag: Muff, 2019. Leather, Fur. 40 x 5 x 25 cm. From series: Muff. Maria Hees
Bag: Muff, 2019
Leather, Fur
40 x 5 x 25 cm
From series: Muff
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Maria Hees. Vase: Amphora, 2019. Porcelain. 17 x 5 x 20 cm. From series: Amphora. Maria Hees
Vase: Amphora, 2019
Porcelain
17 x 5 x 20 cm
From series: Amphora
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Maria Hees. Vase: Amphora, 2019. Ceramic. 26 x 5 x 25 cm. From series: Amphora. Maria Hees
Vase: Amphora, 2019
Ceramic
26 x 5 x 25 cm
From series: Amphora
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Maria Hees. Bag: Amphora, 2018. Leather. 38 x 4 x 39 cm. From series: Amphora. Maria Hees
Bag: Amphora, 2018
Leather
38 x 4 x 39 cm
From series: Amphora
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Maria Hees. Bag: Amphora, 2018. Leather. 27 x 4 x 27 cm. From series: Amphora. Maria Hees
Bag: Amphora, 2018
Leather
27 x 4 x 27 cm
From series: Amphora
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Maria Hees. Bag: Amphora, 2018. Leather. 30 x 4 x 39 cm. From series: Amphora. Maria Hees
Bag: Amphora, 2018
Leather
30 x 4 x 39 cm
From series: Amphora
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Icequeen, 2015. Fused glasspearls.. Ø 35 x 32 cm. Photo by: Olga Boh. Maria Hees
Necklace: Icequeen, 2015
Fused glasspearls.
Ø 35 x 32 cm
Photo by: Olga Boh
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Maria Hees. Pendant: Untitled, 2015. Bohemian glass. 14 x 7 x 8 cm. Maria Hees
Pendant: Untitled, 2015
Bohemian glass
14 x 7 x 8 cm
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Maria Hees. Pendant: Untitled, 2015. Bohemian glass, sandblasted. 8 x 6 x 8 cm. Maria Hees
Pendant: Untitled, 2015
Bohemian glass, sandblasted
8 x 6 x 8 cm
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Maria Hees. Pendant: Untitled, 2015. Bohemian glass, sandblasted. 10 x 4 x 13 cm. Maria Hees
Pendant: Untitled, 2015
Bohemian glass, sandblasted
10 x 4 x 13 cm
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Maria Hees. Pendant: Untitled, 2015. Bohemian glass, sandblasted. 10 x 2 x 10 cm. Maria Hees
Pendant: Untitled, 2015
Bohemian glass, sandblasted
10 x 2 x 10 cm
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Bohemian glass, silver-plated and sandblasted. 16 x 4 x 7 cm. Maria Hees
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Bohemian glass, silver-plated and sandblasted
16 x 4 x 7 cm
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Maria Hees. Bag: Perca, 2015. Fishleather (perch). 45 x 10 x 17 cm. Maria Hees
Bag: Perca, 2015
Fishleather (perch)
45 x 10 x 17 cm
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Maria Hees. Bag: Perca, 2015. Fishleather (perch). 45 x 8 x 17cm. Maria Hees
Bag: Perca, 2015
Fishleather (perch)
45 x 8 x 17cm
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Maria Hees. Bag: Marrakech, 2015. Leather. 30 x 6 x 20 cm. Maria Hees
Bag: Marrakech, 2015
Leather
30 x 6 x 20 cm
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Maria Hees. Bag: Valise, 2015. Leather. 30 x 8 x 20 cm. Maria Hees
Bag: Valise, 2015
Leather
30 x 8 x 20 cm
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Maria Hees. Bag: Carré, 2015. Neoprene-leather. 35 x 5 x 35 cm. Maria Hees
Bag: Carré, 2015
Neoprene-leather
35 x 5 x 35 cm
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Maria Hees. Bag: Strip, 2015. Neoprene-leather. 36 x 16 x 25cm. Maria Hees
Bag: Strip, 2015
Neoprene-leather
36 x 16 x 25cm
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Maria Hees. Bag: Tube, 2015. Leather-neoprene. 22 x 9 x 28 cm. Maria Hees
Bag: Tube, 2015
Leather-neoprene
22 x 9 x 28 cm
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Maria Hees. Pendant: Cubes, 2014. Silicon rubber. 4 x 4 cm. Maria Hees
Pendant: Cubes, 2014
Silicon rubber
4 x 4 cm
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Zigzag, 2014. Silicon rubber. Ø 25 cm. Maria Hees
Necklace: Zigzag, 2014
Silicon rubber
Ø 25 cm
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Maria Hees. Pendant: Yellow cubes, 2014. Silicon rubber. 4 x 8 cm. Maria Hees
Pendant: Yellow cubes, 2014
Silicon rubber
4 x 8 cm
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Maria Hees. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Foamporcelain. 4 x 4 cm. Maria Hees
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Foamporcelain
4 x 4 cm
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Maria Hees. Brooch: XXX, 2011. Foamporcelain. 8 x 4 cm. Maria Hees
Brooch: XXX, 2011
Foamporcelain
8 x 4 cm
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Untitled, 2011. Foamporcelain. Maria Hees
Necklace: Untitled, 2011
Foamporcelain
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Maria Hees. Pendant: Eclips, 2011. Foamporcelain. Ø 6 cm. Maria Hees
Pendant: Eclips, 2011
Foamporcelain
Ø 6 cm
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Untitled, 2010. Cin-Cin wood, silicon rubber. Ø 27 cm. Maria Hees
Necklace: Untitled, 2010
Cin-Cin wood, silicon rubber
Ø 27 cm
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Amulet, 2009. Parchment. Maria Hees
Necklace: Amulet, 2009
Parchment
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Untitled, 2009. Parchment. Maria Hees
Necklace: Untitled, 2009
Parchment
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Basu, 2010. Forged and patinated iron. Maria Hees
Necklace: Basu, 2010
Forged and patinated iron
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Fela, 2010. Forged and patinated iron. Maria Hees
Necklace: Fela, 2010
Forged and patinated iron
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Jamila, 2010. Forged and patinated iron. 
. Photo Olga Boh
. . Maria Hees
Necklace: Jamila, 2010
Forged and patinated iron
Photo Olga Boh
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Maria Hees. Necklace: Kamaria, 2010. Forged and patinated iron. 
. Photo Olga Boh
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Necklace: Kamaria, 2010
Forged and patinated iron
Photo Olga Boh
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Intro
Maria Hees is not an industrial designer, not a free artist, not a craftswoman in the tradition of her craft, not an ambitious businessperson. Maria Hees regularly exhibits in shows at home and abroad. Her work has been included in the collections of various museums: including Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Arnhem, Coda Museum in Apeldoorn, Design Museum in Den Bosch, Kunstmuseum in The Hague, Museum für Kunsthandwerk in Frankfurt, Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design New York, Metropolitan Museum New York, Cooper Hewitt Museum New York and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Statement

Maria Hees is committed to the development of her own ideas about the nature of jewellery, objects, and bags; she examines the applicability of materials, often applying materials in entirely novel ways. She does acknowledge any of the restrictions so often imposed on the manufacture of products by tradition or other standards; on the contrary, she fights them in an attempt to create new solutions. She shapes her own freedom and, in doing so, the freedom of those who use her objects. She can do this by working on a small scale, making almost everything herself and doing only what she thinks is worthwhile. It is in her work that her true being manifests itself...


I am always looking for new techniques and materials, both for my jewelry and for my bags and objects. For my porcelain jewelry I use a new material that has been developed together with the EKWC (European Ceramic Work Center): porcelain that foams in the oven whenever the result is a surprise. I made the iron jewelry together with a blacksmith in Mali, Africa and also in Mali I made jewelry from parchment. The silicone chains are shaped by hand, I try to make them look like a sketch. I made the glass jewelry together with a master glassblower from the Czech Republic. For my bags, I use different materials such as fish leather from the Nile perch of Lake Victoria, naturally tanned leather and neoprene. For the current two series, I designed and made bags from leather, and vases from ceramic and porcelain.

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2020:
Fair  07 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020  Gallerie Door at Object Rotterdam.
2019:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019  Marjan Unger Tribute.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Door is Open.
2018:
Exhibition  17 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018  Maria Hees at 2018 Din-Design.
Exhibition  08 Jan 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  All or Nothing: Collection Jurriaan van den Berg.
2017:
Exhibition  17 Nov 2017 - 28 May 2018  Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection..
2016:
Exhibition  04 Sep 2016 - 09 Oct 2016  Duo exhibition by Maria Hees and Eric de Nie.
2015:
Exhibition  29 Nov 2015 - 28 Feb 2015  Glass works.
Exhibition  29 Nov 2015 - 28 Feb 2016  Glass Works.
Exhibition  22 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Jewels for Cinderella by Maria Hees at Galerie Hoogenbosch.
Exhibition  12 Sep 2015 - 28 Oct 2015  Jewels for Cinderella by Maria Hees.

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Book:  RINGS of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection. Chadour-Sampson, BeatrizArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
Book:  Bijoux Contemporains, Une Passion. Bizot, Chantal; Coleno, NadineÉditions du Regard:  Paris,  2018
Catalogue:  Masterly, the Dutch in Milano. Uniquole, NicoleUniquole:  The Hague,  2016
Book:  Maria Hees: 30 years of design. Menkman, Lotte; Moolhuysen-Coenders, Threes; Sterman, JoepJap Sam Books:  Heijningen,  2013
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, JaakStichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Catalogue:  Open Mind. Sungkok Art Museum:  Seoul,  2011
Book:  Meesterlijke Vrouwen. van Schaik, SylviaKunstenaars (v) uit de Rijkscollectie Ministerie OCW:  Amersfoort,  2011
Catalogue:  Het Vervolg. Besselink, SonjaGalerie Kunst op Kamers:  De Rijp,  2011
Book:  Vrije Vormgeving: Mapping Dutch Conceptual Crafts. Auch, MonikaBNO:  Amsterdam,  2009
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  Dutch Design van de 20ste eeuw. Lauwen, ToonThoth:  Bussum,  2003
Catalogue:  Jewels of mind and Mentality. Joris, Yvònne010 Publishers:  Rotterdam,  2000
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