Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Martine Johanna, who was most recently featured in the Fashion department of our September, 2013 issue, is a Netherlands-based painter and illustrator who has also worked as a fashion designer. Johanna has thrived on balancing a multi-faceted career...
Erotica // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Martine Johanna's artwork is indelibly sexy and wonderfully wrought. An artist represented in the Netherlands, Johanna received her bachelor's degree from the Fashion Design ArtEZ Institute of the Arts. The influence of her fashion training is evident in the angled poses and patterned backgrounds of these gorgeous compositions.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
The Purple Book is a collection of illustrations and literary excerpts exploring symbolism and sensuality in contemporary art and features some wonderful artists. Today we though we would share with you the illustrations of Dutch artist Martine Johanna who is featured in the book. Her work consists of fine line drawings and bizarre dream-like paintings.
Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Martine Johanna has been one of my favorite illustrators for quite a while. Her work consists of fine lined drawings to hyper bizarre dream-like paintings with influences bleeding out of the images from high fashion to the occult...
Illustration // Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Martine Johanna is a Dutch born and raised artist, right from the green heart of the Netherlands, now living and working in Amsterdam. From a young age music, high fashion, folk culture, nature, odd movies and storytelling where and are still major influences in her life. After a career as a fashion designer, mid 2008 her direction turned entirely towards painting and drawing...
Erotica // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Check out these beautifully drawn seductive women from the hand of Martine Johanna. Martine is a Dutch born and raised artist, right from the green heart of the Netherlands, now living and working in Amsterdam. Most of her works are built up from a mixture of materials-- water-based oil paint, graphite, ink on wood or canvas, but sometimes paper & pencil is just enough to bring her playful ideas to life.
Erotica // Thursday, April 05, 2012
'I grew up in a small village, dreaming of other realities than mine, my fantasy rescued me then. Since I slowly found my way back to my pencils, I again get lost in this other reality. When I draw or paint, the world becomes translucent and fluid. Like the tale of Alice, but I am not a lost girl, I am the dark wanderer over rooftops, sliding into your dreams' -Martine Johanna
Erotica // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We simply adore Dutch illustrator Martine Johanna's grotesque yet sensual graphite drawings, and are always pleased to find when she has posted her newest luminous work.
Erotica // Thursday, September 29, 2011
Martine Johanna is a Dutch contemporary artist living and working in Amsterdam. For her illustrations Johanna works with plain graphite and paper, allowing the personas and landscapes of her work to spontaneously come into being, a hypnotic process that gives her an active creative outlet for releasing her thoughts and emotions.
Erotica // Monday, May 02, 2011
Floating between contemporary illustration, art nouveau and Victorian lowbrow, Martine Johanna is aiming for an artisan craftsmanship that reflects her individual handwriting and personality. The beauty of plain graphite, paper and an emotional breath is sometimes all it needs to make it work. Creating a unlikely universe in the shape of sometimes dark feminine fairy tales, where a deep bond with her inner world comes to life.