COMPOSED LAYER BY LAYER
The work of Martine Jansen departs from an inner duality and restlessness. This disquitude seemingly gets resolved into silence and rest, but under the surface, tension keeps manifesting itself.
Her sculptural works are composed of different materials, including porcelain, wax, stone and bronze, or combinations of these.
As a contrast with these works, she makes paintings and collages in which color and composition are of central importance.
WORK ON PAPER
The collages and paintings on paper thematize the tension between order and chaos, between the loudness of expression and the quietude of reflection. The creation process confronts the expressive act, that is materialized in painting, with the act of contemplative rearrangement. In this way, the directness and agitation of an expressive painting is tamed. Through their process of creation, these collages bridge the forementioned tension, thereby making it approachable. In these works, composition and color are of central importance.