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Balancing Act
Martine Johanna
Dutch

Martine Johanna has had international success exhibiting extensively in the Netherlands and abroad. A background in fashion design has influenced her depiction and ease with the female figure. Inspiration for her work include a mixture of childhood and autobiographical memories and experiences, documentaries on human nature, independent films and history.

Using her signature prismatic palette, the work is imbued with a mysterious narrative and sensation of knowing that each character in the work has a full and complex history that the viewer can never fully comprehend. Each of Johanna’s figures are at once vulnerable yet strong, combining the duality between “youthful naivety and anxiety-riddled adulthood”, hyper-saturated colors and the inherent beauty in pain and human emotion.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Martine Johanna: The Dark House of GloriaHashimoto Contemporary
2020
Martine Johanna, Balancing ActMassey Klein Gallery
2018
Martine Johanna: Life is but a dreamMassey Klein Gallery
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Martine Johanna
Dutch

Control, 2020

Graphite on paper
24 21/100 × 18 3/10 in
61.5 × 46.5 cm
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Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signature on front of drawing
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included
Series
Balancing Act
Martine Johanna
Dutch

Martine Johanna has had international success exhibiting extensively in the Netherlands and abroad. A background in fashion design has influenced her depiction and ease with the female figure. Inspiration for her work include a mixture of childhood and autobiographical memories and experiences, documentaries on human nature, independent films and history.

Using her signature prismatic palette, the work is imbued with a mysterious narrative and sensation of knowing that each character in the work has a full and complex history that the viewer can never fully comprehend. Each of Johanna’s figures are at once vulnerable yet strong, combining the duality between “youthful naivety and anxiety-riddled adulthood”, hyper-saturated colors and the inherent beauty in pain and human emotion.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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