Martine Johanna – “Happy Days” @ Bright Side Gallery

Bright Side Gallery is proud to present Happy Days; a solo exhibition by Martine Johanna. You are more than welcome to join us for the opening night on Saturday the 21st of May between 17-19 o’clock. After the opening the exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday the 26th of June 2016.

It is the second large solo exhibition of the artist Bright Side Gallery presents following ‘The grand illusion of sanity’ in 2014. Unlike the exhibition of two years ago, for which Martine Johanna worked from a well-defined concept, the artist now chose to be led by intuition and form research. This led to a new visual language with room for experiment.

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Martine Johanna – Various Paintings

Martine Johanna‘s art is characterized by exploring the boundaries between illustration and contemporary figurative painting; there are traditional 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 energy that makes you stop and enthrall you in their illusiveness.

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