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Martine Johanna is a a Dutch contemporary Artist who lives and works in Amsterdam.
Martine’s art is characterized by exploring the boundaries between illustration and contemporary figurative painting; there are familiar style elements to her work, mixed-in with more abstract elements and compositions. The work consists of imaginary characters with a stylistic nod to fashion and a great eye for detail. The mostly female figures are depicted in a surreal environment or are isolated in their thoughts. Both on canvas, wood or paper the works contain a complex intriguing feminine energy that makes you stop and enthrall you in their illusiveness.
"Martine is an artist I recently started following about a year ago. Her subjects are primarily females, dazed in contemplative dream-like states. What really draws me in is her use of vibrant, sometimes fluorescent, colors to show direction of light and shadow."