Born in Brussels, 1969

Sint Lucas, Brussel, Grafic arts

Lives en works in Tisselt, Belgium

Martine's work is built layer upon layer.
Abstract minimalism that is at once delicate and powerful.

Martine herself describes her work as "poetic representation with an urge for repetition.

Inspiration is everywhere and always. "I am sensitive to impressions in my surroundings. For example, the colors of morning light can be very inspiring. There are so many nuances in the light. i find that very moving. Gray is not just any gray. It is made up of hundreds of shades. Blue turns into pink. If you look long enough you see an infinite palette of colors. In my work, I translate such a snapshot of color into an abstract composition.

Inertia in the creative process plays an important role. I build up in layers. I first create large, expressive paintings, usually oil on paper, which I cut up and reassemble to the next dimension. Sometimes I use wax or other materials to enhance the layering. So it's not "you see what you get," but rather that something is at play beneath the surface. Composition is important.

Martine Jansen, artist and graphic designer.


2023 No thing on the wall / kasteel van Borluut, Belgium

2021 La Stanza, Brugge, Belgium

2021 Imaginair Art Gallery, Rijmenan, Belgium

2020 Solo expostion / Imaginair Art Gallery, Rijmenan, Belgium

2019 Absolute Art Gallery Knokke / Brugge, Belgium

2017 Solo expostion / La Stanza, Brugge, Belgium

2017 Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium

2015 / Solo exposition / CC De Brouckere, Torhout, Belgium

2015 Solo exposition / Oude Pastorie, Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium

2013 Koksijde / Yes Art Gallery, Belgium

2013 AAF Brussels, Belgium

2012 Lineart Gent, Belgium

2012 AAF Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 AAF New York / The United Gallery, USA

2011 Begijnhofkerk, Mechelen, Belgium

2011 Galerie Jorg Schelfhout, Liedekerke, Belgium

2010 Lineart 2010 Gent, Belgium

2010 Art Fair, Waregem, Belgium

2010 Sint Michielskerk, Leuven, Belgium

2010 Dag van het park, Diest, Belgium

2008 Art Event, Antwerp, Belgium

2007 Galerie paardenmarkt64, Antwerp, Belgium

2007 De oude pastorie, Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium

2006 Art Event, Antwerp, Belgium

2006 Gallery all dolled up USA

2006 Dubaï, exposition invitation from the gouvernment

2006 Wachtanoff Gallery, Moscou, Rusia

2005 Art Event, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005 Art Event, Antwerp, Belgium

2005 Gallery Brigitte Hess USA

2004 Art Event, Antwerp, Belgium

2003 Gallery Young Classics, Reutlingen, DL

2002 Wachtanoff Gallery, Moscou, Rusia

2002 De oude pastorie, Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium

2001 Wachtanoff Gallery, Moscou, Rusia




Imaginair Art Gallery


Imaginair Art Gallery