Wim Heldens was Born in Sittard, The Netherlands 1954, he’s a realist painter ( portraits & narrative ) and presently Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
For Wim Heldens, a meticulously life like and time consuming approach, is an expression of dedication and a tribute to the human soul as towards the background of a commercialized, materialistic society, individuals barely have time for one another any longer.


Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

In a time when for most individuals, life appears to be geared towards on the spot gratification and making a simple, fast revenue, resulting in an immense impoverishment of human existence, he chooses to work for months on just one portray in a refined renaissance-like approach.
In his work, Wim Heldens needs to confront the viewer with different individuals, making them conscious of the presence of the human character and soul in an art-form that wants no explaining and theorizing.
In his portraits, he’s by no means flattering or glamourizing his topics. Heldens is all the time seeking the human soul behind the face, the inside actuality behind the façade, which might generally make his work a quite disturbing and unsettling – however all the time compelling – expertise.

In his narrative work, Heldens depicts fashionable life and the trendy relationships individuals select to have in our complicated multi-cultural society the place increasingly individuals select life-styles totally different from the traditional conventions dictated by faith and middle-class bourgeois world views.

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954

Wim Heldens | The Netherlands Painter | 1954