DISCOVER JANHENDRIK DOLSMA
"As long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by the sea. As a boy of a year or five I saw him (her?) for the first time and I was completely overwhelmed, that something could be so big. That feeling has always stayed. In some way, the wadding area acts like a kind of mental shower, it puts the world a bit in perspective. I try to draw, paint and photograph it as much as possible, to come through the winter armed with that material ."
When Janhendrik Dolsma was at the Minerva Academy (from 1968 to 1973), he became interested in landscape painting, and especially the Dutch. In the time he had a good look at the 17th century, in recent years it is the Hague School. In addition, the romantic landscape can be rejoiced in its warmest interest.
The paintings of Janhendrik Dolsma lack the human presence. "Almost every time I try to do it, I paint it over again. I do not know exactly why, but I think the painting by such a figure gets something narrower, which draws attention from what concerns me: the Space and light."
An imminent winter snowfall over a dune on Vlieland, a white blue cloud shining behind a jacket or a tower-high cumulus cloud over a nearly dry-laid piece of wad. The sun is hiding, but at the same time it is alive. With a bright beam of light that lightens a dune, or a sophisticated glare on the water. Janhendrik Dolsma plays with the light of the sun. His work is so natural that it appears to be remote from a distance. But the interpretation that Janhendrik Dolsma puts in his work and the atmosphere he calls with it seem to bring the painting to life. He finds something magical from the shift of paint to illusion. It generates the illusion of tension, space and light that you do not see in painitng.
Janhendrik Dolsma graduated from the Minerva Academy in Groningen.