Jolanda van Cortenberghe (1970)
Jolanda van Cortenberghe sets her subjects down on paper with a candour that children quickly lose when they start school. Her work distinguishes itself from children’s drawings, however, because of the intensity with which it is made. She works for weeks, even months, on one drawing. Once the white of the paper has been covered in paint, Jolanda goes over that with oil pastels.
Because she intensively applies one colour after another with chalk, deeper nuances of colour arise. She then scratches the upper layer away with a scriber, so that the underlying layers are partially visible again. This leads to new colour combinations. The lines created with the scriber are an essential element in the picture. The regularity with which she applies the scriber lends the work rhythm and movement. The interplay of lines brings the shapes to life. Jolanda used to work in graphic techniques but her pieces weren’t picked up by the media, according to art historian Dolf Welling of the Rotterdams Dagblad. “Animal prints steal the show at Galerie Herenplaats. Jolanda Cortenberghe’s are irresistible. She writes on her linocut that it is frog or a swan; Her duck is egg yellow stroke-ability”.
Jolanda has been working at Atelier Juffrouw Jansen since 2015.
1992 Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
1993 Café Witte de With, Rotterdam
1993 Vaizon la Romaine, France
1999 Courthouse, Rotterdam
1999 The Universal Printshow, Gallery Project A, Glasgow, Scotland
1999 MAD-Attack, Musée d’Art Différencié, Belgium
2002 International exhibition “Simple Things”, Riga, Latvia
2002 Landscapes, Galerie Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2003 The Universal Print show, Project Ability, Glasgow, Scotland
2003 Zhaka Zulu, Galerie Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2006 Jubileum exhibition “15 years Herenplaats”, Galerie Herenplaats Rotterdam
2008 Exhibition in Niki Kurabu, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Exhibition in Care Center Frankeland, Schiedam
2010 “Outsider Art Salon”, Galerie Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2011 Exhibition ‘Care Center Crimpenersteyn’, Krimpen a/d IJssel
2014 Graphics exhibition, Atelier 23, Linden, Germany
Collectie Max E. Ammann, Zwitserland
2002 “Simple Things”, Riga, Letland