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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 24.25 in. x W 19.25 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 24.25 in. x W 19.25 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 24.25 in. x W 19.25 in.
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Martine Johanna
Mystical Garden, graphite on paper, framed

2018

$1,800 Asking Price

About

This work is a drawing on paper, floating within a maple frame. The drawing measures 20 x 15 inches unframed and framed 24.25 x 19.25 inches. Her work is highly detailed. This work is exhibited during her solo exhibition, Life is but a dream, in New York, 2018. It shows a woman seated in a grassy landscape. She is looking off into the distance, wearing a wonderfully articulated fur coat. Small details add a rich story to the character we see, a small hair pin in the shape of scissors, she is holding balloons and has what appears to be a halo over her heard. It has a magical and curious feeling to it. Martine Johanna is an artist known for her vivid paintings and detailed drawings with both figurative and abstract elements. Her autobiographical works, seemingly lighthearted, explore the duality between youthful naivety and anxiety-riddled adulthood. The figures, fierce but fragile, crowd the compositions and occupy the majority of the space gazing distractedly into the beyond. Each of Johanna’s delicately rendered figures convey a sense of immersion within their own “internal psychic landscape.” 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 completely comprehend. The paintings have a signature prismatic palette, visually stimulating and playful while expressing an underlying sense of tension. 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Martine Johanna (Dutch)
  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.25 in. (61.6 cm)Width: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU98413488051

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