Joanne Mattera, NYC, Author, Curator, Artist, wrote about Yntema\'s work:
“In a minimalist manner, Yntema captures the recollection of light where hue is the reminder that opens an unseeable distance. She creates a physical container for the uncontainable.”
This work explores the energies of transparencies and densities of monochromatic colour as both subject and object within a process of repetitive application and reduction of paint.
The images Yntema creates are the result of accumulated, semi-translucent layers of color.
The beeswax gives a dimensional quality to whatever surface she paints on. Despite the buildup of layers, the qualities of the wax also imbue an ephemeral lightness to the pictures, as light is allowed to pass through the top layer to illuminate the layers beneath. The process of creating these pictures is slow and deliberate, and that sense of the building up of time is important to the work.
Yntema is inspired by the way light interacts with the natural landscape. She uses color and space as a way of examining light.
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About The Artist
Born in 1962, Janise Yntema is an American abstract painter who works with the ancient technique of encaustic wax.Read More