Martine Johanna: Psychic Landscapes
There is a duality in Dutch painter Martine Johanna’s artwork that reveals itself between, as the artist puts it, “the visible and nonvisible world.” Warm, vibrant colors pull you in, while cooler ones push you away. Entranced eyes gaze outward, away from the viewer, but invite you to peer inside at a complex assortment of thoughts and emotions, exposing what feels like everything and nothing all at once. As she prepares for her first solo show in the US, "Dancer," at Spoke Art in San Francisco, Johanna chats with us about feeling as opposed to seeing, momentum, collective memories, and learning the value of the present.
October 07, 2016