“We don´t see things as they are, we see things as we are. The world is wonderful when we remove the filter of rationality.


Simone Hooymans (1974), born in the Netherlands, lives and works in Norway.
She is graduated from the Art academy for visual art in Arnhem (Artez) and Breda (St.Joost) in the Netherlands.
Simone Hooymans makes experimental animations based on a hand drawn world which she combines with digital animation techniques. She creates elusive yet disturbing landscapes, aiming to create a visual poetry based on her own personal story.
And at the same time seducing the viewer into a place beyond reality, a deceitful echo of the natural world while simultaneously taking them on a journey of self-reflection.
The works of Hooymans manifest the effect of human relationship with nature in various ways. The source of her inspiration includes the natural world and our constant struggle with understanding the world and dealing with environmental crisis.
Hooymans creates synergies between innovative music and art with her animations and video installations. She has collaborated with several Norwegian musicians and has participated in a series of international group exhibitions and film festivals, like Ars Electronica, Dutch Film Festival.
In 2017 she was part of both the Vestlandsutstillingen and Statens Høstutstillingen (State Exhibition) in Norway.



Music and the visuals complement each other in a memorable fashion. It is meticulous, meditative and elusive work.
Honorable Mention, Rett Ned (animation, music Building Instrument)
Short Film festival – Grimstad 2017.



We know that behind every image revealed there is another image more faithful to reality, and in the back of that image there is another, and yet another behind the last one, and so on, up to the true image of that absolute, mysterious reality that no one will ever see.”   Michelangelo Antonioni


Artist talk Simone Hooymans, organized by Varg e Vi, Gjilan Kosovo

The artist talk is part of OOH Urban video art festival in Gjilan Kosovo:
Eight international video artists will be presented during two months.
One week / one artist, followed by an artist talk.