Hanneke Wetzer | Instagram Q&A

@wtzr79, a.k.a. Hanneke Wetzer, is a visual artist. Followers: 4.665, following: 1.567. With her photography and illustrations, her Instagram feed is a beautiful online portfolio. We asked her a couple of questions.

"My biggest source of inspiration is the ugliness in the world around us."

Hanneke Wetzer

Who or what is your biggest source of inspiration?

Ironically, my biggest source of inspiration is the ugliness in the world around us. It forces me to zoom in on details that are easily overlooked. There is so much beauty in it! I find aesthetics especially in abstraction, surrealism and dissonance.

What do you do when you are not on Instagram?

I am a creative glutton, which results in me doing a lot of projects. My associative brain is almost constantly active, which is reflected in my photography, illustrations, animations, visual art, performance art and various collaborations with artists (e.g. Studio Huid and Haar in collaboration with Bas Berends) and musicians (for example the Darwin Project in collaboration with Daniel van Loenen). When I'm not on Instagram, I am often busy with something that eventually ends up on Instagram as part of a visual portfolio. I also like to eavesdrop on people, and last year I taught myself new techniques, such as goldsmithing, ebru and 3D printing.

What is your favorite hashtag?

The hashtag that I use most is #lessismore, but the hashtag that I frequently search for is #nude, which ultimately results in the same thing.

Which post are you most proud of?

Social media content often has a high 'look how awesome' factor. Obviously I am doing that myself by showing the world what I excel in.

What do you think is the most photogenic place in Eindhoven?

It's a bit of a hidden spot, but if you walk down the Paradijslaan and look down, you'll see a watch somewhere in the curb (51.4351505,5.4783626), that probably slipped of a factory worker’s sweaty wrist a long time ago.

What are your favorite Eindhoven accounts?

I love to follow the developments of Strijp-T, recognize a lot in Peter Kentie's way of looking, and I am very happy with the accounts of a number of Eindhoven artists. Iris Donker knows  to enchant me every time with the extraterrestrial worlds she creates, Bart Hess keeps delivering new admirable monk works and Josine Beugels is just a nice silly bee.

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