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Janise Yntema

1962 United States

6 Works exhibited

Current location

Brussels, Belgium

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Janise Yntema is an American abstract painter currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. 
She works with the ancient technique of encaustic wax, a combination of beeswax, resin and pigments in which heat serves as the active solvent.


Education

After studying at the Art Students League in New York, Yntema earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Parsons School of Design/The New York School in New York City in 1984.


Technique

Yntema applies natural beeswax and resin to wooden panels, using a blowtorch to seamlessly blend her brush strokes. With close attention to process itself, she creates her images through slow and deliberate accumulations of semi-transparent layers of colour. 
Light permeates these layers and becomes compositionally present. 
Heat invisibly dilutes, mixes, and binds each layer into a translucent luminous tone. 
The application and removal of material, in an additive/reductive process, allows unexpected moments to emerge in an alchemical dance between what is directed and what is uncontrolled. 
There is a sublime quality in her work as she creates an environment of diffused light that remains minimal and abstract. The element of time is evident.


Inspiration

Yntema's visual language is inspired by how light, perceived through pigment, creates space in combination with how perceptions of time can be retained through colour. 
Her work references Postmodern Tonalism. 
Her paintings bring to question the line between figuration and abstraction as within the visual language of the horizontal, a sense of place is suggested. 
Her paintings are concerned with what is perceived as real comparative to the ideal, an examination into the larger reality of nature and life.


Artist’s Statement

My works explore the perception of light as revealed through nuance of color, composing a space between the natural and the ideal. An environment of diffused light is created that remains minimal and abstract. I consider my subject to be light, and landscape its messenger, with changing transitions in color capturing reflected memories of small moments in time.”


Collections

Her work is included in numerous public and private collections, including that of the Philips Corporation, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.


Exhibitions

Yntema extensive exhibition history includes solo and group shows in London, New York City, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Le Paysage Tranquille at Galerie Marie Demange, Brussels, in 2016, and The Quiet Landscape, at Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, in 2015.

Solo exhibitions

2019   

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, "Sense of Place"        

2016   

Galerie Marie Demange, Bruxelles, "Le Paysage Tranquille"

2015   

Kean University, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Union, NJ, "The Temperature of Light"

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, "The Quiet Landscape"            

2014   

Libre Choix, Bruxelles, Gothic Light

2009   

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, "Still"              

1997   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY        

1996   

Watchung Arts Center,  Watchung, NJ, Award Show                

1995   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Montclair State University Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ              

1994   

Hoboken Gallery, Hoboken, NJ                

1993   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2 & 3 person exhibitions

2012   

Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2 person              

2003   

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, 2 person              

1998

Soho 20, New York, NY, 3 person

Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ, 3 person                                    

1994   

William Carlos Wiliams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ, 3 Person          

1993   

Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY, 3 person

Selected group exhibitions

2018   

A & A Galerie, Hasselt Belgium, "She Sea See"           

Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA "The Blues"

A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, "Photosynthesis"

BOZAR Centre d'Art, Bruxelles, "Truc Troc"

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

2017   

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, "Depth Perception" curated Joanne Mattera & Cherrie  Mittenthal

Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York, "Hopeful Darkness"    

Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA, "Photosynthesis"

Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA, "Alternative Wax"

Conrad Wilde Gallery,  Tucson, Arizona, "12th Annual Encaustic Invitational"

 Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

2016   

Elizabeth Dow, East Hampton, NY, "Skimming the Surface"

2015   

Carte de Visite ARTopenKUNST, Bruxelles            

2014   

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

Galerie Judy Straten, Horst, The Netherlands, "Personal Choice"

 A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY               

2013   

A&A Galerie, Hasselt, Belgium

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY               

School Voor Filosofie, Amsterdam The Netherlands

2012   

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                               

2011   

Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                                   

2010   

Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, "Fahrenheit 180"

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK                                    

2009   

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY               

2008   

Minus Space, Brooklyn NY

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK               

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

New York University Fales Library, New York, NY

2007   

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY                                     

2005   

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY                                       

2004   

Cadogan Contemporary,  London, UK                     

2003   

A&A Galerie, Hasselt, Belgium          

Cadogan Contemporary,  London, UK                  

2002   

C-B-Galerie, Cologne, Germany                          

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

Century Gallery, London , UK                                         

2001 

Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK

Mafuji Gallery, London, UK

Century Gallery, London, UK

ACAVA Open Studio, London, UK

D.U.M.B.O. Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY               

2000   

Mafuji Gallery, London, UK

Century Gallery, London, UK

Christine Van Stralen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ACAVA Open Studio, London, UK

D.U.M.B.O. Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY              

1999   

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

Soho 20, New York, NY

D.U.M.B.O. Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY               

1998   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Smithsonian Institute’s Archive of American Art, New York, NY

Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA

GAle GAtes et al., Brooklyn, NY

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY               

1997   

Printed Matter, New York, NY

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

  A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY              

1996   

Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, Invitational Exhibition

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York, NY               

1995   

Artists Space,  New York, NY

City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, Invitational

Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ

Bloomfield College, Sibert & Knox Halls, Bloomfield, NJ

Monmouth Museum, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ

William Carlos Williams Center, Rutherford, NJ               

1994   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, Juried Exhibition

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

Brook Alexander Gallery, New York, NY               

1993   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts,  Rutherford, NJ, Juried Exhibition

 Women’s Caucus for Art National Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR               

1992   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY

Raritan Valley College Art Gallery, North Branch, NJ, Invitational Exhibition

Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

Huntington College Art Gallery, Montgomery, ALA              

1991   

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Raritan Valley College Art Gallery, North Branch, NJ

Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY               

1990   

City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

The Cathedral Arts Center, Jersey City, NJ, Invitational Show               

1989   

City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ               

          

 

 

Works by Janise Yntema

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