Artist of the week: Martine Johanna

#ImageAsLanguage – It´s my pleasure to introduce you to outstanding Dutch artist Martine Johanna and her amazing artwork. Concepts based on dreams, personal experiences and personality conflicts between the authentic self, taught mannerism and projected morality.

Martine Johanna’s practice revolves around the activity of painting, drawing and writing. She was born and raised in Gelderland, Netherlands and has studied at ArtEZ the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem, obtaining a bachelors degree and a Masters degree. She has exhibited in multiple Solo shows in the Netherlands, Europe and the United States. Her work is part of several private collections and has been published in diverse books and magazines. Her paintings were also featured in two episodes of the HBO hit series True Detective.

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Colour and form as a metaphor, an allegory intones. A visual analogue to the causation and bounds of our (patriarchal) society and visual attempts at the understanding of the psychic landscape in development.

Solo and two person exhibitions

2020 Yet to be titled, Massey Klein Gallery, New York, US
2019 Yet to be titled, Art Toronto, Canada
2018 Life is but a Dream, Massey Klein Gallery, New York, US
2018 Dark Matter, KochXBos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2017 Something’s Wrong, Massey Lyuben, New York, US
2016 Dancer, Spoke Art, San Francisco, US
2016 Happy Days, Bright Side Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2014 The Grand Illusion of Sanity, Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2012 While We Wait for the Sun to Come (duo), Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Utopia (duo), Sprmrkt, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Souvenir, Spui 23, Amsterdam, NL