Marko Klomp is a Dutch painter and poet. His latest series; Left Behind has been curated together with some of his other landscape paintings by Art Historian Wouter Maas. The interview was in Dutch, but is translated into English with the original Dutch answers put below. Marko kindly obliged us to answer these 11 questions about him and his art.
Paintings by Gemma Jonker
Gemma Jonker is a contemporary Dutch painter that also draws and makes collages. The selection of the work we have here is her geometric landscape paintings. These delightfully colourful landscape paintings will make every interior a happy summer day. The colours are bold but weighted in warm and cool tones. They are allowing the full spectrum of colour into any room. Anyone of these excellent acrylic painting will always match any interior design. The landscapes brought to their purest form, which creates a soothing and calming effect. Buy a beautiful window into the countryside today and try it at home for 30 days! These seven paintings are very singular and extraordinary. Gemma has moved onto pure abstract paintings, and these are the last of her landscape paintings.
Buy a painting by Gemma
About the paintings Gemma makes
Gemma Jonker is mainly a painter that also makes collages, aquarelles and pen drawings. We have a curated a selection of her landscape paintings. Her faux-naif geometric landscapes are but a tip of the iceberg of what Gemma can do. If you are interested in more of her works and her career, visit her website.
In the different genres that Gemma works in, it is natural that she has a variety of styles. This variation is in part due to the inherent technical aspects of the creative technique. Although pen drawings and collages differ vastly from the act of painting, there is always an interplay between geometric and organic symbolic elements in the work she makes. Also, how Gemma combines geometric and figurative style is a fixed interplay in all her books. This combination of line and colour is what sets her work apart. There is always a continuous interplay with lines and colour. Technically speaking all composition is created through how the artist combines lines and colour. The way Gemma applies line and colour from organic to geometric composition result in very harmonious paintings. The words that spring to mind when looking at her landscapes are; joyful, light and happy. This lighthearted playfulness in her paintings is absolute magic. You can recognize her work by her use of lines in continuity with the whole of the composition.
Gemma has had years to paint an reflect on her creative process. Gemma as a person and her artwork emanate a serene balanced beauty. She studied Art at the Koninklijke Academie Beeldende Kunst (KABK) in The Hague, with a focus on model drawings, art history and design of fashion and textile patterns.
After her time at the KABK, she continued her art studies in the path of the Old Dutch Masters in Drawing. For many years Gemma has painted landscapes and travelled around The Netherlands and Europe for her "en Plein air" paintings. Often this with a group of other artists, especially when travelling to Germany or France. Most notable about her work is how she is always busy creating Art. She often paints on location, but also in her studio. Gemma is also continuously expanding on her technique, and she is genuinely a loves the creative process. This love also shows in her finished work.
"Art means everything to me. I could not fathom a life without the fascination and wonder for the arts. Most of my time is spent painting, alone or with others. I am constantly visiting exhibitions and meeting other artists. I also love the theatre, especially the ballet."
Recent Art Exhibitions
- Group exhibition Museum Voorschoten, Voorschoten
Jonkers work has been collected by private art collectors in The Netherlands.